Top tips for moving to London from abroad
London is one of the most exciting and rapidly expanding cities in the world, so it is no surprise that many people move to London from abroad to make a living. As a leading London recruitment agency, at Love Success, we love London too! In this article, we look at a few things to consider before moving to London, and show you how a recruitment agency could help you find work once you arrive.
Firstly, make sure you have the correct visa
Whether you’re from the EU or elsewhere across the globe, you will need the appropriate visa to move to London and work. If you have secured a job through a recruitment agency or other company ahead of moving to London, then your visa has probably been sorted for you. If you need to handle it for yourself, then the best source of information is the official Gov.uk website. Don’t forget, as working without as visa is breaking the law!
Don’t be put off living in London
With the EU ‘Brexit’ decision, some people may be put off moving to London for a permanent or temporary job. However, it should be known that London as a bustling hive of multiculturalism and is one of the most tolerant cities in the world.
The numbers suggest that a (slim) majority of the UK population voted to leave the EU, and with many of these people comes certain anti-immigration attitudes. However, this is by no means a majority and it is telling that most London citizens voted to remain. So if you’re working and living in London, you really have nothing to worry about.
Choose an area that suits your budget
As with most capital cities, London is the most expensive part of England to live in. And the closer you get to the centre, the more you will pay for rent. Make sure that the area you choose to live in matches the salary expectations for your job – the salary for an admin or PA job could differ massively to that of an executive assistant or compliance position.
Finding work in London
The first step towards finding a job in London is to ensure that you have a National Insurance number. Again, you can apply for one on the official Gov.uk website. Once you’ve done this, there are a few options to finding a job. Word of mouth and personal contacts always works, and there are many job websites that allow you to search for a specific role or duration, such as admin jobs or temporary office jobs.
However, a recruitment agency is your best option if you’d like to have your skills and experience matched to temporary and permanent job opportunities in London. Recruitment agencies make it their business to connect thousands of applicants with executive assistant jobs, office support positions, PA jobs, and many other similar positions across London every week. This can be especially helpful if you’ve moved to London without a job and require a position quickly.
How can Love Success help you find a job in London?
Love Success is a leading recruitment agency for London-based office support and executive positions. We are proud of our integrity and reliability, as well as the experience and expertise of our recruiters. So if you’re moving to London and you are keen to find an admin job, personal assistant job, executive assistant job, or an office support role, register today and let's find you the job of your dreams.
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