Work in the UK

Interested in working in the UK?

Check out our suggestions below and start your career here! 

 

Jobs in the UK

Eures

The purpose of EURES is to provide information, advice and recruitment/placement (job-matching) services for the benefit of workers and employers as well as any citizen wishing to benefit from the principle of the free movement of persons. Other than a Job Mobility Portal, it has a human network of more than 850 advisers who are in daily contact with jobseeker and employers across Europe. Find specific information for:

Find a job with Universal Jobmatch: This is a free UK Government backed service that enables you to search for and apply for jobs on one of the largest job search websites in Europe. You do not need to be registered to search for jobs but setting up a Universal Jobmatch account will enable you to do much more.

When you register with Universal Jobmatch, you will be able to:

  • Create a ‘Profile’. This will help match you to job opportunities and help if you use the ‘CV Builder’ to create a CV
  • Build or upload up to five CVs which you can use to apply for jobs within Universal Jobmatch
  • Create a searchable (“public”) CV that can allow employers to match your skill-set against their jobs and invite you to apply. This process does not reveal your identity or personal details to the employer
  • Create and save job searches. You can request daily or weekly email updates to alert you to new jobs that match your saved job searches
  • Create and save up to five cover letters which you can use when applying for jobs within Universal Jobmatch
  • Keep a record of your job search and application activity in one place. If you are claiming Jobseekers Allowance, this will make it easier to discuss your job search activity with your adviser

The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance across England to help you make decisions on learning, training and work. The service offers confidential and impartial advice and is supported by qualified careers advisers.

Skills Development Scotland - My world of Work: use this website to find

  • career suggestions tailored to you; 
  • practical tools and advice to help you get the job you want;
  • career management skills;
  • and advice on redundancy, changing careers, confidence, college and university, aptitude tests, apprenticeships, networking  and work experience. 

Careers Wales provides the all age, independent and impartial careers information, advice and guidance service for Wales.

Careers Service Northern Ireland: plan your career, contact a careers adviser, check out the career tools and more. 

CV and interviews

Europass 

What is Europass?
Five documents to make your skills and qualifications clearly and easily understood in Europe:

  • Two documents freely accessible, completed by European citizens:
    • the Curriculum Vitae helps you present your skills and qualifications effectively and clearly. You can create your CV online using tutorials or download the template, examples and instructions.
    • the Language Passport is a self-assessment tool for language skills and qualifications. You can create your Language Passport online using tutorials or download the template, examples and instructions.
  • Three documents issued by education and training authorities:
    • the Europass Mobility records the knowledge and skills acquired in another European country;
    • the Certificate Supplement describes the knowledge and skills acquired by holders of vocational education and training certificates;

YouRock is a free, multi-language, employability networking tool designed to support young people in their search for employment. It helps users to:

  • Identify their professional work skills;
  • Build a dynamic profile showing their primary skill groups;
  • Create a portfolio of online content showing their skills.

 It helps employers to:

  • Identify proactive new employees with specific skills;
  • See international candidates in any of the system languages.

Tools like these are excellent for taking stock of what you’re good at. You may think you have great communication skills, but do you have any experience to back that up? Maybe you didn’t realise that you’re Saturday night sewing club projects are helping you to develop organisational skills. YouRock can help you phrase your hobbies, interests and personality traits in an employer-friendly way. You’ll be ticking interview boxes in no time!

internships

Ready to hit the job market but not much experience? Get started with a traineeship or internship to learn the necessary skills. 

Erasmusintern: is part of the STORY project by the Erasmus Student Network (ESN). ESN is a non-profit international student organisation which mission is to represent international students by providing opportunities for cultural understanding and self-development under the principle of Students Helping Students. The STORY project aims at improving the accessibility and quality of international internships, as well as at increasing the awareness on the existence of such opportunities for youth. In order to achieve this, a research on the subject was committed, and this online platform is being developed in order to enhance students’ international opportunities on the European job market. ErasmusIntern.org provides a place where companies and organisations can publish their internship offers and search for interns, and where students that want to do an internship abroad can have their profiles, search and apply for internships vacancies.

Eurasmus: gives you infomation on different study abroad destinations in Europe as well as accommodation and internships. Founded in 2013, Eurasmus comprises a group of young yet experienced entrepreneurs who aim to find solutions to the hurdles of student life abroad. Their service is free for both students and universities. 

Information and advice

European Immigration portal website: If you are moving to the EU then this website is a good starting point. You can find information based on your profile, check if you need a visa, what you need before leaving and what to avoid.

Visa advice page from UK government: If you are thinking about coming to the UK, this website will help you to check if you would need a visa.

Your Europe: provides information on the rights of EU citizens. If you have any questions about travel, work & retirement, vehicles, residence formalities, education & youth, health, family or consumers, Your Europe is the place to go. 

UK NARIC: is the National Agency responsible for providing information, advice and opinion on vocational, academic and professional skills and qualifications from all over the world. As the National Agency, managed on behalf of the UK Government, they provide the only official source of information on international education and training systems and wide-ranging international qualifications and skills attained from outside the UK. UK NARIC is part of the NARIC network. This is an initiative of the European Commission and was created in 1984. The network aims at improving academic recognition of diplomas and periods of study in the Member States of the EU, the EEA countries and the associated countries in Central and Eastern Europe and Cyprus. It is also the UK National Agency in the wider European Network of Information Centres (ENICs).

UK NCP: The National Contact Point for Professional Qualifications in the UK (UK NCP) is the UK Contact Point for recognition of Professional Qualifications.The UK NCP will be able to help guide you through the process of obtaining recognition of your professional qualifications. The UK NCP does this by providing you with the contact details of the appropriate Competent Authority in the UK and in Europe, as well as providing clarity on the regulations surrounding your profession in the UK.