Requirements for a job in the UK
Citizens from EU (European Union) and EEA (European Economic Area) do not need a work permit as other foreign citizens do, but registration is necessary if you are from Hungary, Poland, Latvia, Estonia, Slovenia, Lithuania, Slovakia, or Czech Republic, with the Registration Working Scheme in the UK. Romanian and Bulgarian citizens will need to apply for permission before beginning the work in the country and people from Croatia will need a registration certificate to work in the UK.
Before applying for a job in the UK as an EU citizen, it is important to see if your qualifications and diplomas meet the UK NARIC’s requirements, which is the UK national recognition information center that works and relates with the UK government. Citizens from EU need to consider the following aspects when applying for a job in the UK, explained by our London immigration lawyer.
- you need to have a valid passport;
- you must have an available identity card;
- you need to present an employment contract which shows your stay in the UK.
Start working in the UK – What you need to know
EU citizens have the possibility to work in interesting fields in the UK if these positions have not been occupied in the first place by the workforce in the country. There are numerous websites under the strict supervision of the UK government and the European Commission where you can find details about the available jobs in different domains and upload your resume. Once you got accepted, you should prepare to relocate to the UK following the simple steps for any movement. You can easily find a condominium or a suitable apartment in the UK, with proper rents in the most important cities in the UK. The country has one of the most developed means of transportation and numerous people choose the subway and the famous buses to go to work or any other place. Besides that, the cost of living is related to the value of the city, but if you work in medicine, IT, construction, or education the salaries are above average, especially for skilled workers. It is good to know that EU citizens can receive free emergency aid, can benefit the educational system, and should not solicit public funds.
Interested in UK residence card or British citizenship? Please talk to our UK immigration lawyer.
Available jobs in the UK for EU citizens
A good resume, an attractive diploma, and a suitable experience will help EU individuals to obtain proper jobs for £ 36,000 – 48,000 average salaries per year. Important companies are looking for environmental monitoring specialists, health and safety managers, HR business partners, accounting specialists, medical lab directors, or pharmaceutical project managers.
Please feel free to contact our immigration solicitors in London for additional information about how an EU citizen can work in the UK. Legal advice and representation can be offered by our London immigration lawyer.