Living and working inthe United KingdomWendy & Sam         EURES Advisers                       United Kingdom         Pra...
What do you think of when you think of the UK?                           London ?                                         ...
London is great but don’t forget the rest!          Edinburgh                         PortsmouthBelfast                   ...
This presentation is to give you some of theinformation you will need to help decide ifworking in the UK is the right move...
Working in the UK The job market Looking for work Working conditions                      Jobcentre Plus
The United KingdomEnglandLondon, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield,Newcastle, Bristol, NottinghamScotlandEdinburgh,...
The MarketJob Job Market• UK unemployment rate 8.1%• High youth unemployment• Economy growing: more people are finding wor...
Shortage Occupations• Senior care workers• Skilled chefs• Social workers• Electrical Engineers                            ...
More Shortage Occupations• Secondary education science and maths teachers (children 11-16 years old)• Teachers in special ...
Looking for work• EURES• Jobsfairs• UK newspapers (online)• Company websites• Private recruitment agencies• Online agencie...
Employment services in the UK• Great Britain - Jobcentre Plus• Northern Ireland - Department for Employment and Learning (...
Job application process•   Curriculum Vitae – C V 2 pages maximum, typed•   Create a CV to match the job•   Typed Applicat...
National Insurance NumberNeeded to pay social security contributions in the UKApply just before or as soon as you start wo...
Income Tax• Basic rate: 20%             £0 - £34,370• Higher rate: 40%       £34,371- £150,000• Additional rate: 50%      ...
Living in the UK Accommodation Healthcare Cost of living                   Jobcentre Plus
What might be the worst thing about living in the UK?                           the weather ?                             ...
AccommodationLiving in the UKAverage monthly rental charges:•   Apartments/Flats: £450 - £650 = (13500 CZK –    19500 CZK)...
Healthcare in the UKNHS - National Health ServiceVisiting a doctor is free; a visit to the dentist you have to payPrescrip...
Cost of living – UK shopping basketLiving expenses•   Bread (800 grams)                £1.00               30 CZK•   Butte...
What is the most popular meal in the UK?                                          Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding?Fish an...
Your questions ?EURES.UK@jobcentreplus.gsi.gov.uk                                                Jobcentre Plus      www.d...
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  1. 1. Living and working inthe United KingdomWendy & Sam EURES Advisers United Kingdom Prague, October 2012
  2. 2. What do you think of when you think of the UK? London ? Jobcentre Plus www.direct.gov.uk www.nidirect.gov.uk
  3. 3. London is great but don’t forget the rest! Edinburgh PortsmouthBelfast Cardiff Jobcentre Plus www.direct.gov.uk www.nidirect.gov.uk
  4. 4. This presentation is to give you some of theinformation you will need to help decide ifworking in the UK is the right move for you.Working in the UK • Information on finding a job and working conditionsLiving in the UK • Information on the cost of living
  5. 5. Working in the UK The job market Looking for work Working conditions Jobcentre Plus
  6. 6. The United KingdomEnglandLondon, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield,Newcastle, Bristol, NottinghamScotlandEdinburgh, Glasgow, AberdeenWalesCardiff, Swansea, Aberystwyth, BangorNorthern IrelandBelfast, Londonderry/DerryPopulation: 62 millionLanguages: English, Welsh Currency: British pound £ Jobcentre Plus www.direct.gov.uk www.nidirect.gov.uk
  7. 7. The MarketJob Job Market• UK unemployment rate 8.1%• High youth unemployment• Economy growing: more people are finding work than losing their job • But the recovery is slow and fragile (2.5 million unemployed)• Reduction in UK expenditure will lead to a decline in public sector jobs • But certain sectors still have shortages (skill shortage occupations) Jobcentre Plus www.direct.gov.uk www.nidirect.gov.uk
  8. 8. Shortage Occupations• Senior care workers• Skilled chefs• Social workers• Electrical Engineers Jobcentre Plus www.direct.gov.uk www.nidirect.gov.uk
  9. 9. More Shortage Occupations• 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)• 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) Jobcentre Plus www.direct.gov.uk www.nidirect.gov.uk
  10. 10. Looking for work• EURES• Jobsfairs• UK newspapers (online)• Company websites• Private recruitment agencies• Online agencies / jobsites• Public employment services Jobcentre Plus www.direct.gov.uk www.nidirect.gov.uk
  11. 11. Employment services in the UK• Great Britain - Jobcentre Plus• Northern Ireland - Department for Employment and Learning (DEL)• Self service kiosks - Jobpoints Jobcentre Plus www.direct.gov.uk www.nidirect.gov.uk
  12. 12. Job application process• 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 Jobcentre Plus www.direct.gov.uk www.nidirect.gov.uk
  13. 13. National Insurance NumberNeeded to pay social security contributions in the UKApply just before or as soon as you start work• 13.8 % deducted from earnings between £156 - £817 plus• 2 % of earnings above £817 per weekSelf employed people pay their ownNational Insurance contributions Jobcentre Plus www.direct.gov.uk www.nidirect.gov.uk
  14. 14. Income Tax• Basic rate: 20% £0 - £34,370• Higher rate: 40% £34,371- £150,000• Additional rate: 50% Over £150,000• Self employed people pay their own tax Jobcentre Plus www.direct.gov.uk www.nidirect.gov.uk
  15. 15. Living in the UK Accommodation Healthcare Cost of living Jobcentre Plus
  16. 16. What might be the worst thing about living in the UK? the weather ? Jobcentre Plus www.direct.gov.uk www.nidirect.gov.uk
  17. 17. AccommodationLiving in the UKAverage monthly rental charges:• Apartments/Flats: £450 - £650 = (13500 CZK – 19500 CZK)• Houses: £550 - £850 = (16500 CZK – 25500 CZK)• Rooms: £250 - £350 = (7500 CZK – 10500 CZK)Deposit + 1 month’s rent in advanceCouncil Tax – local tax on accommodationBills– water, gas, electricity & telephone Jobcentre Plus www.direct.gov.uk www.nidirect.gov.uk
  18. 18. Healthcare 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 whereyou reside in the UK)Before coming to the UK, make sure you have a EHIC Jobcentre Plus www.direct.gov.uk www.nidirect.gov.uk
  19. 19. Cost of living – UK shopping basketLiving expenses• Bread (800 grams) £1.00 30 CZK• Butter £1.30 39 CZK• Eggs (6 large free range) £1.60 48 CZK• Milk, 2.24 litres (4 pints) £1.25 38 CZK• Pint of beer (568ml) £3.00 90 CZK• Cigarettes £7.00 210 CZK• Cinema ticket £8.00 240 CZK• Bus £2.50 75 CZK• Petrol, 1 litre £1.45 45 CZK• 1 pound = 30 CZK• 1 CZK = 3 pence Jobcentre Plus www.direct.gov.uk www.nidirect.gov.uk
  20. 20. What is the most popular meal in the UK? Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding?Fish and chips? Indian cuisine? Jobcentre Plus www.direct.gov.uk www.nidirect.gov.uk
  21. 21. Your questions ?EURES.UK@jobcentreplus.gsi.gov.uk Jobcentre Plus www.direct.gov.uk www.nidirect.gov.uk

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