Working In The Uk 2009

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"Working in the UK" was an international student careers event organised by the careers service. Guest speakers were alumni of Royal Holloway.

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Working In The Uk 2009

  1. 1. Working in the UK Alumni share their experience of living and working in Britain Andrew Falconer Careers Adviser
  2. 2. Today: <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Guest speakers </li></ul><ul><li>Practical tips </li></ul>
  3. 3. Guest Speaker <ul><li>Lixiu Lin (Lin) </li></ul><ul><li>IT Consultant </li></ul><ul><li>MSc Business Information Systems </li></ul><ul><li>(2006-2007) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Lixiu Lin <ul><li>Do not have work experience? </li></ul><ul><li>Get a permit to work in the UK </li></ul><ul><li>- Post Study Work </li></ul><ul><li>- Work Permit </li></ul><ul><li>- Highly Skilled Worker </li></ul>
  5. 5. Lixiu Lin <ul><li>Highly skilled worker Vs Work permit </li></ul><ul><li>Highly skilled worker </li></ul><ul><li>- HSMP (Highly Skilled Migrant Programme) </li></ul><ul><li>- 12 month working experience </li></ul><ul><li>Work Permit </li></ul>
  6. 6. Lixiu Lin <ul><li>Flat organisational structure </li></ul><ul><li>Work has always been highly valued </li></ul><ul><li>Not feeling alienated </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural diversity… </li></ul><ul><li>Unable to make use of the advantage of being bilingual </li></ul>
  7. 7. Lixiu Lin <ul><li>GOOD LUCK! </li></ul><ul><li>Economic downturn </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared, the opportunity finds you </li></ul>
  8. 8. Some final practical points <ul><li>National Insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Job Centre Plus 15-29 Goldsworth Road, Woking, GU21 6JZ </li></ul><ul><li>Tel: 01483 702100 </li></ul><ul><li>Income Tax </li></ul><ul><li>You will have to pay tax if you earn more than £6,035 in the tax year. PAYE system. Check the direct.gov.uk website for up to date allowances. </li></ul><ul><li>If you are a student on a course in the UK and you work solely in the holiday periods (summer, Christmas, Easter) you may be able to receive your wages without tax being deducted. You will need to complete a student exemption FORM 38S </li></ul>
  9. 9. Useful immigration resources <ul><li>www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk </li></ul><ul><li>www.ukcisa.org.uk – </li></ul><ul><li>UK Council for International Student Affairs </li></ul><ul><li>UKCISA Advice Line: 020 7107 9922 The Advice Line is open from Monday to Friday, 1300 - 1600 hours </li></ul>
  10. 10. Whatever you want to be… <ul><li>Recruitment Agency Fair </li></ul><ul><li>Thursday June 4 th 2.00pm – 4.00pm </li></ul><ul><li>Windsor Building </li></ul><ul><li>Specialist and local recruitment </li></ul><ul><li>agencies on campus </li></ul>Make the most of this fair by attending the workshop beforehand: “ Recruitment Fairs & Agencies” Thursday 4 June; 1 – 2pm; Careers Centre If you require any special assistance (including induction loops or large print materials) please contact the careers centre to discuss arrangements
  11. 11. International Careers Forum Tuesday June 2 5.30pm Windsor Building More employers and sign-up at www.rhulcareers.wordpress.com International Employers International Students

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