Living and working in
the United Kingdom
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What do you think of when you think of the UK?
London ?
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London is great but don’t forget the rest!
Edinburgh The Lake Distric...
This presentation is to give you some of the
information you will need to help decide if
working in the UK is the right mo...
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Working in the UK
The job market
Looking for work
Working conditions
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England
London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield,
Newcastle, ...
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• UK unemployment rate 7.7% down 0.1%
• Increase in part-time working...
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• Senior care workers
Shortage Occupations
• Skilled chefs
• Social w...
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• Secondary education science and maths teachers (children 11-16 year...
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• For UK recognition of qualifications, contact NARIC
• Learning the ...
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• EURES
• Jobsfairs
• UK newspapers (online)
• Company websites
• Pri...
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• Great Britain - Jobcentre Plus
• Northern Ireland - Department for ...
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• Curriculum Vitae – C V 2 pages maximum, typed
• Create a CV to matc...
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• National Minimum Wage: £5.93 per hour
• Holiday entitlement 25 days...
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Needed to pay social security contributions in the UK
Apply just befo...
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• Basic rate: 20% £0 - £37,400
• Higher rate: 40% £37,401 - £150,000
...
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Example pay slip for the average UK salary
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Living in the UK
Accommodation
Healthcare
Cost of living
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What might be the worst thing about living in the UK?
the weather ?
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Average monthly rental charges:
• Apartments/Flats: £450 - £600 = (€5...
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Cost of living – what UK households spend their money on
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• Bread (800 grams) £1.00 ↑ € 1.14
• Butter £1.30 ↑ € 1.48
• Eggs (6 ...
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  1. 1. Living and working in the United Kingdom
  2. 2. Jobcentre Plus www.direct.gov.uk www.nidirect.gov.uk What do you think of when you think of the UK? London ?
  3. 3. Jobcentre Plus www.direct.gov.uk www.nidirect.gov.uk London is great but don’t forget the rest! Edinburgh The Lake District Belfast Cardiff
  4. 4. This presentation is to give you some of the information you will need to help decide if working in the UK is the right move for you. Working in the UK • Information on finding a job and working conditions Living in the UK • Information on the cost of living
  5. 5. Jobcentre Plus Working in the UK The job market Looking for work Working conditions
  6. 6. Jobcentre Plus www.direct.gov.uk www.nidirect.gov.uk England London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield, Newcastle, Bristol, Nottingham Scotland Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen Wales Cardiff, Swansea, Aberystwyth, Bangor Northern Ireland Belfast, Londonderry/Derry Population: 62 million Languages: English, Welsh Currency: British pound £ The United Kingdom
  7. 7. Jobcentre Plus www.direct.gov.uk www.nidirect.gov.uk • UK unemployment rate 7.7% down 0.1% • Increase in part-time working, but not through choice • High youth unemployment - up 35,000 to 742,000 • Economy growing: more people are finding work than losing their job • But the recovery is slow and fragile (2.47 million unemployed) • Reduction in UK expenditure will lead to a decline in public sector jobs • But certain sectors still have shortages (skill shortage occupations) • Biggest recent changes: Construction jobs ↑ Education jobs ↓ Job MarketThe Job Market
  8. 8. Jobcentre Plus www.direct.gov.uk www.nidirect.gov.uk • Senior care workers Shortage Occupations • Skilled chefs • Social workers • Electrical Engineers
  9. 9. Jobcentre Plus www.direct.gov.uk www.nidirect.gov.uk • Secondary education science and maths teachers (children 11-16 years old) • Teachers in special schools • Doctors (accidents & emergencies) • Nurses (operating theatres and neonatal intensive care units) • Pharmacists • Veterinary surgeons • Chemical engineers • Mechanical engineers (electricity generation / transmission / distribution) • Civil engineers (geotechnical, rock/soil mechanics, tunnelling, petroleum) • Pipe Welders (high integrity with 3 years experience) • Butchers and meat cutters (skilled meat trimmer and meat boner) More Shortage Occupations
  10. 10. Jobcentre Plus www.direct.gov.uk www.nidirect.gov.uk • For UK recognition of qualifications, contact NARIC • Learning the language – The British Council • University courses in the UK – Prospects • To study in the UK at undergraduate / post graduate level you will need good English language skills • Internships Education - qualifications
  11. 11. Jobcentre Plus www.direct.gov.uk www.nidirect.gov.uk • EURES • Jobsfairs • UK newspapers (online) • Company websites • Private recruitment agencies • Online agencies / jobsites • Public employment services Looking for work
  12. 12. Jobcentre Plus www.direct.gov.uk www.nidirect.gov.uk • Great Britain - Jobcentre Plus • Northern Ireland - Department for Employment and Learning (DEL) • Self service kiosks - Jobpoints Employment services in the UK
  13. 13. Jobcentre Plus www.direct.gov.uk www.nidirect.gov.uk • Curriculum Vitae – C V 2 pages maximum, typed • Create a CV to match the job • Typed Application letter (covering letter) • Company application forms (sometimes online) • Interviews – it depends on the job applied for Job application process
  14. 14. Jobcentre Plus www.direct.gov.uk www.nidirect.gov.uk • National Minimum Wage: £5.93 per hour • Holiday entitlement 25 days + • Verbal / Written contracts • Equality Act 2010 Employment Law
  15. 15. Jobcentre Plus www.direct.gov.uk www.nidirect.gov.uk Needed to pay social security contributions in the UK Apply just before or as soon as you start work • 11 % deducted from earnings between £110 - £844 plus • 1 % of earnings above £844 per week Self employed people pay their own National Insurance contributions National Insurance Number
  16. 16. Jobcentre Plus www.direct.gov.uk www.nidirect.gov.uk • Basic rate: 20% £0 - £37,400 • Higher rate: 40% £37,401 - £150,000 • Additional rate: 50% Over £150,000 • Self employed people pay their own tax Income Tax
  17. 17. Jobcentre Plus www.direct.gov.uk www.nidirect.gov.uk Example pay slip for the average UK salary
  18. 18. Jobcentre Plus Living in the UK Accommodation Healthcare Cost of living
  19. 19. Jobcentre Plus www.direct.gov.uk www.nidirect.gov.uk What might be the worst thing about living in the UK? the weather ?
  20. 20. Jobcentre Plus www.direct.gov.uk www.nidirect.gov.uk Average monthly rental charges: • Apartments/Flats: £450 - £600 = (€513-684) • Houses: £500 - £800 = (€570 - £912) • Rooms: £200 - £350 = (€228 - £399) Deposit + 1 month’s rent in advance Council Tax – local tax on accommodation Bills– water, gas, electricity & telephone Living in the UK Accommodation
  21. 21. Jobcentre Plus www.direct.gov.uk www.nidirect.gov.uk Cost of living – what UK households spend their money on
  22. 22. Jobcentre Plus www.direct.gov.uk www.nidirect.gov.uk • Bread (800 grams) £1.00 ↑ € 1.14 • Butter £1.30 ↑ € 1.48 • Eggs (6 large free range) £1.61 ↑ € 1.83 • Milk, 2.24 litres (4 pints) £1.25 € 1.43 • Pint of beer (568ml) £3.00 € 3.42 • Cigarettes £6.00 € 6.84 • Cinema ticket £6.00 € 6.84 • Bus £1.50 € 1.71 • Petrol, 1 litre £1.13 € 1.28 • 1 pound = 1.14 euro • 1 euro = 88 pence Living expenses Cost of living – UK shopping basket

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