We know it can be a challenge finding employment in a new country, and we’re here to help. It’s important to get straight into job hunting when you arrive as it can take anywhere between two weeks and two months to secure that first role. Don’t be concerned if the first job you land isn’t your dream role – you’re better to get your foot in the door and build up your UK experience which will make a big difference when you look for your next role.
There are skills shortages in some UK industries, and in others there are hundreds of applications for the same role. Individuals who are flexible on factors such as rate, location, duration and sector are being placed more quickly than those who are very specific. You simply need to get a foot in the door, so remember to be flexible on your first role, rate and location, as local experience becomes invaluable when looking for better work opportunities.
In general, you will be likely to earn between 10-30 per cent more (in dollar terms) in the UK than in Australia or New Zealand so while the pounds look less on paper, your earnings will likely exceed your current income. The myOE team can further guide and assist you with your salary expectations.
Keep in mind that pay rates in London tend to be higher than other cities and regions within the UK due to the higher cost of living there – make sure to factor that in if considering a position in the nation’s capital. Like anything, salary rates will vary according to your qualifications and experience. Here are some examples for industry-specific jobs in the UK:
The myOE team can pinpoint your salary expectations more accurately once you register with myOE.