Work in Great Britain: where Ukrainians work and how much they earn
Refugees from Ukraine temporarily living in Great Britain can count on employment in the country. Find out more about the average salary in the UK and where to look for work
There are currently more than 160,000 refugees from Ukraine in Great Britain. Such data was recently made public by the Ambassador of Ukraine to Great Britain, Vadym Prystaiko. He also added that 42% of refugees are already employed in the country. Such a large percentage can be explained by the fact that the state grants refugees the right to live and work for three years.
Ukrainians who have received temporary protection in the United Kingdom have access to the labor market, educational and medical services.
How to get a work visa in the UK: types of permits and basic requirements.
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Average salary in the UK
The minimum wage for over 23s is £9 an hour. Trainees and minors earn the least - up to 6.50 pounds. Note that the "minimum" amount is revised every year in April.
IT specialists, financiers, lawyers, managers, pilots, engineers and doctors earn the most.
Working hours in Britain
On average, adult workers work 48 hours a week, and persons under 18 work no more than 40 hours.
Where to look for work?
First, we recommend contacting the Jobcentre Plus departments, which are located in many cities of the country. Employees of the center help refugees with job search, resume writing and additional professional training.
Refugees are also recommended to contact the National Career Service for advice - search for vacancies, assess your own skills and find courses to improve your skills.
You can also search for vacancies and send resumes on special sites:
Work in Britain without knowledge of English
There are offers on the labor market that do not require knowledge of the English language. For example, you can work as a photographer's assistant, pick fruits and berries or sort things. Fluency in the language is necessary to get a job offer in an office or service industry.
Peculiarities of life and everyday life in the United Kingdom
For a comfortable life in the country, you need to accept the peculiarities of the citizens' mentality and local traditions. For example, the British care about cleanliness and coziness, so tidiness should be given a lot of attention. It is also customary to apologize even for the smallest trifles. It is better to apologize once more than to appear impolite.
Read more about the character traits and lifestyle of the English here.
Those who are just planning to go to Great Britain are advised to familiarize themselves with the rules of entry and residence in the country. Go to the link and find out the necessary information.
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