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Living and working in the UK. Name: Helen Giles UK EURES Adviser South West England Email:helen.giles1@jobcentreplus.gsi.gov.uk. Living and working in the UK. Working in the UK Employment law Living in the UK Looking for work. Living and working in the UK. United Kingdom - UK.
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Living and working in the UKName: Helen GilesUK EURES Adviser South West EnglandEmail:helen.giles1@jobcentreplus.gsi.gov.ukLiving and working in the UK
  • Working in the UK
  • Employment law
  • Living in the UK
  • Looking for work
  • Living and working in the UKUnited Kingdom - UK
  • England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
  • Population 61 million
  • ILO Unemployment rate 7.9%
  • 2.47 million unemployed
  • Language spoken English
  • Welsh
  • Currency – British pound £
  • Living and working in the UKPES in the UK
  • Great Britain
  • www.jobcentreplus.gov.ukTel: 00 44 845 6060 234
  • Northern Ireland
  • www.jobcentreonline.com Tel: 0800 353 530
  • Self service kiosks
  • Living and working in the UKJob opportunities in UK skills shortage occupations
  • Managers in Construction
  • Civil/ Chemical/ Aircraft Manufacturing Engineers
  • Physicists, Geologists, Meteorologists
  • Doctors and Dentists
  • Vets
  • Various Health Care Professionals
  • (including Radiographers, Psychologists and Biochemists)
  • Secondary Maths / Science Teachers
  • Highly skilled Ballet Dancers / Contemporary Dancers
  • Chefs/ Cooks
  • Care Assistants/ Home Carers
  • Pipe Fitters
  • Living and working in the UKThe resident labour market test – tier 2 of the Work Permits Points Based System (PBS).
  • Non-European nationals can only come to work in the United Kingdom if there are no suitable European Economic Area/Swiss workers available to fill the job.
  • The resident labour market test must be met by the employer before they can assign a Certificate of Sponsorship to a non-European (Third Country National).
  • Living and working in the UKJob vacancies on the EURES PortalLiving and working in the UKGraduates
  • Average Graduate wage is £27,000 according to www.milkround.com or £25,000 according to Association of Graduate Recruiters (both 2009 figures).
  • www.prospects.ac.uk – Graduate Careers sitewww.milkround.comwww.nijobs.com – jobs in Northern Irelandwww.get.hobsons.co.ukwww.gradireland.comwww.top100graduateemployers.comLiving and working in the UKEmployment law
  • National Minimum Wage – new rates October
  • Working week 37-48 hours +
  • Holiday entitlement 25 days +
  • Wage/Salary is paid monthly or weekly
  • 20 minute rest break for 6 hours +
  • www.direct.gov.ukwww.tuc.org.ukwww.acas.org.ukLiving and working in the UKNational insurance number
  • Required for paying social security contributions
  • Apply as soon as you start work
  • Tel: 0845 6000 643 or Tel: 02890 545500 (NI)
  • www.direct.gov.ukwww.nidirect.gov.ukLiving and working in the UKIncome taxBasic rate: 20% £0 - £37,400Higher rate: 40% £37,400 +Self-employed people pay their own taxwww.hmrc.gov.ukLiving and working in the UKNational insurance11 %deducted if you earnabove £110 - £844 plus1 % of earnings above £844 per weekSelf-employed people pay their own NICwww.hmrc.gov.ukLiving and working in the UKE FormsEuropean Health Insurance Card (EHIC)formally, E111E301 – records your social security contributionsE303 – used to transfer your unemployment benefit from one country to another, within the EEA.Living and working in the UKHealthcare in the UKNHS - National Health ServiceVisiting a doctor is free; a visit to the dentist you have to payPrescription medicines you may have to pay (depending on where you reside in the UK)www.dh.gov.ukwww.nhsdirect.nhs.uk Tel: 0845 45 47Living and working in the UKLiving in the UK
  • Apartments/Flats: £450 - £600 = (€ 481-642)
  • Houses: £500- £800 = (€ 535 - £856)
  • Rooms: £200-£350 = (€ 214 - £374)
  • One month’s rent required in advance as a deposit
  • Council Tax
  • www.loot.co.ukwww.yell.comwww.direct.gov.uk(council tax)Living and working in the UKLiving expenses
  • Bread - £1.50 = € 1.60
  • Milk 1l - £1.00 = € 1.07
  • Fast food restaurant meal - £3.79 = €4.05
  • Cigarettes (20) £5.70 = € 6.09
  • Beer 568ml (1 pint) - £3.00 = € 3.21
  • Cinema ticket £6.00 = €6.42
  • Bus/Train, short journey, (single) £1.50 = €1.60
  • 1 pound = 1.07 euro
  • 1 euro = .89 pence
  • Living and working in the UKLooking for work
  • UK newspapers (online)
  • Company websites
  • PES UK
  • Private recruitment agencies (free service)
  • www.rec.uk.com
  • EURES
  • Living and working in the UKThe EURES portal
  • Search for a job
  • Register your CV online
  • Make contact with EURES advisers
  • Labour market information
  • Living and working conditions
  • Education
  • Graduate forum
  • www.eures.europa.euLiving and working in the UKJob application process
  • Curriculum Vitae – C V
  • 2 pages, typed
  • Create a CV to match the job
  • Application letter
  • Company application forms(sometimes online)
  • Interviews
  • www.backtowork.direct.gov.uk
  • www.prospects.ac.uk
  • Living and working in the UKEducation - Qualifications
  • For UK recognition of qualifications, contact NARIC
  • www.naric.org.uk
  • English language test is required to study in the UK
  • www.ielts.org
  • Learning the language
  • www.britishcouncil.org
  • University courses in the UK
  • www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.ukLiving and working in the UKWork placement opportunitieswww.work-experience.orgwww.targetcareers.co.ukwww.power-to-inspire.co.ukwww.get.hobsons.co.ukwww.placement-uk.comwww.internuk.comLiving and working in the UKQuestions……..Helen.giles1@jobcentreplus.gsi.gov.uk
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