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Work in the UK

The job market in the UK-

The UK has Europe’s third-largest economy. And also a 4 percent unemployment rate. At the end of July 2018 and the lowest joint since 1975. There are also just over 3.5 million non-UK citizens employed. Because there were 74,000 more non-EU nationals employed in the UK. And also at the same time, the number of EU nationals working in jobs decreased by 86,000.

 

It’s easier to get a job if you don’t need a work permit. It is relatively easy to get part-time or casual jobs but the pay will be a lot lower.

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Job websites

General, You can browse thousands of full and part-time jobs, upload your CV and manage applications on websites such as CV-Library, which is the UK’s leading independent job board with nearly 200,000 live jobs across all sectors:

Specialist
  • Careworx– care workers, social workers, nursing and managers
  • Caterer – hospitality, restaurants, hotels, pubs, bars, and catering
  • Charity jobs – charities
  • Computer weekly – IT
  • CWJobs – IT
  • Design Week– design, branding, copywriting, artwork, exhibitions, graphics, interiors, furniture and packaging
  • Exec Appointments – executive jobs
  • Hays – management and professional level jobs
  • Justengineers – engineering
  • Madjobs – marketing and advertising
  • Mandy – TV and film
  • Music Jobs– all aspects of the music industry including performers, producers, teachers
  • NHSjobs – jobs in all sectors of the National Health Service throughout the UK, from medics and nurses, through administration to cleaning and services
  • Prospects – graduates
  • Splashfind – top 100 UK specialist job sites

The biggest sectors in the UK in terms of the number of employees, according to the 2018 ONS Business Register and Employment Survey, are:

  • wholesale and retail
  • healthcare and social work
  • administration
  • education
  • scientific and technical
  • manufacturing
  • hospitality

The largest UK-based companies in terms of market share in 2020 are:

  • Unilever (consumer goods)
  • AstraZeneca (pharmaceutical)
  • Royal Dutch Shell (oil and gas)
  • BHP (mining)
  • Rio Tinto (mining)
  • GlaxoSmithKline (pharmaceutical)
  • HSBC (finance)

However, public sector organizations tend to be the biggest UK employers, with the NHS, the British Army, and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) having the most employees in 2018.

Job vacancies in the UK

The UK government website publishes and regularly updates skills shortage occupations on its website. The shortage list in August 2020 includes:

  • scientists (biochemistry, physics)
  • engineers (civil, mechanical, electrical)
  • IT (analysts, systems designers, programmers, web designers, software developers)
  • medical (practitioners, psychologists, radiographers, nurses, vets, occupational therapists)
  • education (secondary school teachers)
  • graphic designers
  • skilled chefs

Job salaries in the UK

The UK national minimum wage is updated each year. From April 2020, it stands at:

  • £8.72 per hour for employees aged 25 and above;
  • Between £4.55 and £8.20 per hour for employees aged 18–24;
  • £4.15 per hour for apprentices

Average UK salaries vary greatly in the UK according to factors including job sector, region, gender, and skill level. In 2019, the median weekly salary for a full-time worker in the UK was £585. The gender pay gap stood at 8.9% in 2019.

See more in our guide to the UK minimum wage.

How to find jobs in the UK

Expatica jobs

Check out Expatica’s UK job pages to find a constantly updated selection of jobs throughout the UK in a range of different sectors.

EURES

If you’re from the EU or the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), you can still currently look for a job in the UK through the EURES (European Employment Services) website. EURES is a job portal network that is maintained by the European Commission and it’s designed to aid free movement within the European Economic Area. As well as looking for work, you can upload your CV and get advice on the legal and administrative issues involved in working in the UK.

Public site

Find a job is the government-run online search engine for jobs throughout the UK. There are also Job Centers on the high streets of larger towns throughout the UK where you can browse job vacancies in person.

If I Don’t Have A Job In England Already, How Do I Get One?

There are several ways: the easiest is to apply to an American-based company that has offices in London. Even if you aren’t immediately placed in the London offices, you can make it clear that that is a goal of yours, and have that be one of the steps in your advancement. Here is how an intra-company visa sponsorship works:

If you are an existing employee of an international company and are being transferred to the UK branch to fill a specific and highly skilled vacancy, that cannot be filled by an English worker, you can qualify for an intra-company transfer. There are 4 subcategories to this type of visa:

1. Long Term: if you have been working for your organization for at least 12 months directly prior to your transfer, you can get a visa of up to 5 years under this route (or 9 years for any staff earning £155,300 a year or more).

2.  Short Term: if you have been working for your organization for at least 12 months directly prior to your transfer, you can get a visa of up to 12 months.

3.  Trainee: if you have recently graduated and must be sent to the UK for training purposes, with the goal of being equipped for a managerial role, you can get a short-term visa.

4.  Skills Transfer: if you need to impart your specialist skills, or need to acquire specific skills from the UK office, you can get a visa for a maximum of six months.

Recruitment agencies

Most recruitment agencies specialize in a particular sector like IT, retail, childcare, or secretarial. Some agencies are headhunters who are employed by large companies to recruit executives and professionals on their behalf. Others are ‘temping’ agencies who can help you find temporary work in offices and retail, for example.

Look on the online phone book under ‘recruitment consultants’ or at Agency Central or Recruitment Search.

Newspapers and print

The Guardian is one of the best sources of graduate and professional jobs, especially in the arts, culture and media, marketing, government and politics, housing, social care, environment, and education. Look online for jobs across the sectors; the print editions focus on a different sector each day.

Also for professional positions, check out The Telegraph. See online jobs at The Big Issue for employment in the charity and not-for-profit sector around the UK. For London-based jobs, see the Metro.

Embassies and consulates

Look for job vacancies at your home country’s embassy or consulate in the UK. Whatever the job, you are sure to need a high standard of spoken and written English.

Networking

Networking is very important in the UK as many jobs are filled by word of mouth and are never advertised. So make as many contacts as possible. Join the professionals networking website LinkedIn and connect with others in the same field (trawl through your contacts’ contacts and ask for introductions).

You can also look for networking events near you. Another option is to join – or create – a meet-up group with like-minded people.

Create an online profile

Put yourself out there – virtually – with a dynamic online profile and a CV that employers can easily download. Make sure you use lots of keywords relevant to the type of job you’re looking for in the profile and filename, so that employers see your profile first (look at other people’s CVs and profiles to help you draw up a list).

Use a PDF or compatible format so it’s easily accessible by as many employers as possible. Once you’ve compiled your profile, download and print it out yourself to make sure if looks how you want it to look.

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