So you are all set, you have made up your mind and decided to move to the UK. When some people move to this country, there are not prepared to live life in a big city.
It can take a while to get used to a new way of living. You have to get to know things like the English laws to be able to work in this country. So if you have decided to work in England for a while, here’s a list of things you need in order to enjoy working in this country.
First of all, you’ll need a National Insurance Number. To get a National Insurance Number you must have the right to work or study in the UK. To get your number, you will be asked to go to one of the Job Centers around the city where you will be interviewed. You’ll be asked about your circumstances, and why you need a National Insurance Number.
You will also need to bring documents to prove your identity, like a passport. You’ll need to prove that you are living in the country. So memorise your address, your postcode, get the telephone number of the place you’ll be working, and so on.
The second thing that you need is a bank account so that you can get paid for your new job. Getting a new bank account is very easy in most cases (if you provide the bank with all the necessary documents); you just have to choose the bank that works best for you.
We also recommend that you seek careers advice and coaching, to increase your chances of getting a job, by letting us help with either your UK CV, cover letter, application form, interview preparation, or even to have career coaching to help, and teach you how and where to find a job that suits you. Click here for more details on that.
These are just the first steps to follow when you first move to the UK.
And once you have a job and a place to stay, then you can enjoy your new life!