Working In The UK

What documents do I need to work in the UK?

You may need a visa to visit

You may need a work permit to work

You may need to register with the UK border agency

You will need passport and proof of identity

If you are an EEA or UK citizen you will need to prove this, but will not require a specific visa or work permit.

Find out the full details here http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/migrantworkers/documents.htm

What about Income Tax, National Insurance and the HMRC?

(see our HMRC page here)

What else will I need when I start work?

When you start work your employer will give you a HMRC form called a 'P46 Employee without a P45’ to allow and calculate your Tax and National Insurance calculations.

What is the National Minimum Wage?

Nearly everyone who works in the UK must get a minimum level of pay called the minimum wage

For details and current rates click here http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/migrantworkers/nmw.htm

How do I open a UK bank account?

You will need at least your proof of identity and proof of address. Check the websites of individual banks in the UK for further details.

What is a CV and how do I make one?

In the UK a CV, or Curriculum Vitae, detail a person’s work and education history, their qualifications and training, and often a little about the personality, personal attributes and hobbies which may help to encourage an employer to interview or hire a candidate.

Create a Europass CV - click here!

Where can I find more information on moving to the UK and working in healthcare or nursing?

Our team of experienced Recruitment Consultants are available to discuss information you require about moving to the United Kingdom. We are committed to ensuring you have all the necessary information required from opening a UK bank account to local amenities in your placement area.

For more information on organisations, websites and policies such as the NMC and the FAQ content page.

Moving to a new city within the UK?

London

  • Average Rent (1 bed city centre flat): £1500
  • Utility Bills: £150.00
  • Cost of a night out (restaurant): £50
  • Loaf of Bread: £1.00

Birmingham

  • Average Rent (1 bed city centre flat): £660
  • Utility Bills: £140.00
  • Cost of a night out (restaurant): £40
  • Loaf of Bread: £1.03

Cardiff

  • Average Rent (1 bed city centre flat): £565
  • Utility Bills: £170.00
  • Cost of a night out (restaurant): £37.50
  • Loaf of Bread: £1.10

Manchester

  • Average Rent (1 bed city centre flat): £636
  • Utility Bills: £145
  • Cost of a night out (restaurant): £50
  • Loaf of Bread: £1.02

Brighton

  • Average Rent (1 bed city centre flat): £770
  • Utility Bills: £150
  • Cost of a night out (restaurant): £45
  • Loaf of Bread: £1.00

Newcastle

  • Average Rent (1 bed city centre flat): £537
  • Utility Bills: £130
  • Cost of a night out (restaurant): £35
  • Loaf of Bread: £0.91

Bristol

  • Average Rent (1 bed city centre flat): £558
  • Utility Bills: £186
  • Cost of a night out (restaurant): £50
  • Loaf of Bread: £1.17

Glasgow

  • Average Rent (1 bed city centre flat): £575
  • Utility Bills: £235
  • Cost of a night out (restaurant): £45
  • Loaf of Bread: £1.07
Map Glasgow Newcastle Manchester Birmingham Cardiff Bristol London Brighton

Please note data is drawn from www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living (2014) where comparisons can be made of cities in the UK and around the world across many costs of day to day life.

Figures given are rough averages and are taken at a point of time to give a broad comparison. For accurate figures your own research will be required.

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