We understand moving from another country to the UK to work is a big step. If you have any questions then we are here to help – before and after your placement.
Some useful tips and links are given below.
Permits and registration:
The National Agency responsible for providing information and expert opinion on vocational, academic and professional skills and qualifications from over 180 countries worldwide can be found here:
UK National Recognition Information Centre
DDH Recruitment Ltd will arrange an interview with the UK job centre if you request it and your number will be given some weeks later.
You will need to register with a local doctor (GP) as soon as you can; further information can be found on the National Health Service web site.
This site offers information about the European Health Insurance Card.
Health and Safety (at work):
This site – Working in Great Britain from overseas – offers guidance about health and safety in the workplace.
For general price comparisons take a look at Argos.
You will often be asked for a damage deposit and one month rental payment in advance. As a rough guide you should expect to pay around £75 per week for a single room and £95 for a double in a shared house, but that may be all inclusive with no further bills to pay. You can sometimes negotiate the deposit amount. As a rough guide to housing costs, a flat will cost from £400-600 per month, a house £500-800. Don’t forget to add the cost of utilities and council tax etc!