Nowadays more and more people take the decision to move to the United Kingdom. This week we decided to prepare a little guide to help you with accomodation, paperwork and job hunting.
Tips on how to settle in:
When renting a room or an apartment, be ready for a interview with the current housemates. As there is a high demand for accomodation, the current tenants will always have the chance to choose the new Flatmate. Therefore, if you believe the place is worth it, play the game and become the best ever potential Flatmate.
- Step 2: Prepare documents for interview. After scheduling an EOI (evidence of identity) interview, you then have to gather your documentation for the interview. Everyone who works in the UK requires a National Insurance (NI) Number. You can start working immediately without one, however you will be charged a hefty emergency tax until yours arrives in the post. You may also also encounter employers that ask for one, but who are not aware they can employ you without one.
Type of Contracts
Temporary work is very common within the country. Therefore, if you are looking for a flexibe schedule, temping would be a great option.
If what you are looking for is to kick start your professional career and you don’t have previous work experience you can join a company as an intern. Internships and Work Experiences are very common in the UK. This type of collabortion usually lasts 3 to 6 months, but can be longer.
Also, Graduate Programs are a great option to join a company. These programs generally range from 9-24 months in length. Within that period, most companies offer rotation through different department of the organisation. If it is a Generalist Program then you might be doing rotations through areas you aren’t necessarily all that interested in. If it’s a specialist program then it’s more likely that you’ll be doing rotations through department relevant to your studies.
- Long Term:
Written by Ana Romero