Find & apply for your dream job in the UK!
Are you someone looking for a job in the UK? Do you have dreams about a better life in the UK but don’t know how to go about it? If yes, you might have already heard the good news about 1.8 million job opportunities in the UK which are opened up in the recent past. Well, job opportunities are everywhere. How do I find them? How can I apply? How to find out my eligibility? How can one check if the employer is an approved company or an organization? There are a billion questions that arise when you start thinking about getting a work visa in foreign countries like the UK.
In this article, we are trying to help you with all the most common issues and questions related to the subject topic. Stay tuned till the end to find out the step-by-step process as to how to apply, where to apply, and various other related matters.
- National shortage occupation list
If you are trying for a work permit in the UK from India, the first and foremost thing to be considered is the national shortage occupation list published by the UK Gov. National shortage occupancy list is made and updated from time to time to keep a track of the shortage of skilled workers across the UK in various industries. The employers then will be able to recruit and be able to process the work permit for people from other countries to cover the shortages.
How does the shortage occupation list work?
In an attempt to remedy this deficit, the UK government creates a shortage occupation list where it lists the jobs that employers struggle to recruit for within the UK. Jobs on this list can be more easily filled by non-British workers under a Skilled Worker Visa in the UK.
Health services: – public health managers and directors, Biological scientists, and biochemists. Civil engineers, electrical engineers. IT business analysts, architects and systems designers, Veterinarians, Artists, and Graphic designers are some of the professions in the recent shortage list.
Here we want to specially mention the top trending jobs in the UK for Indians. Count down starts with graphic designers.
10. Graphic designers: If you are an experienced graphic designer, you can try applying for a job in the UK. Chances of you getting it may be high.
9. Chefs: Experienced chefs are in high demand. Especially there are a lot of Indian restaurants in UK and people in the UK cook less at home.
8. Artists: Professional international artists have got high-paid options in the UK. Musicians, Dancers, Choreographers, Producers, directors are all in high demand.
7. Teaching Professionals: Teachers of schools and colleges with experience and necessary qualifications can now try for a job in the UK.
6. Social workers: Social workers with necessary qualifications such as MSW and experience are in demand.
5. Architects: Architects are highly paid in the UK. They have the job of designing buildings and homes.
4. Scientists: Scientists are another category of people who are in high demand.
3. Engineers: If you are an engineer be it mechanical or electrical, you got a chance
2. Medical Professionals: Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacists, radiographers, psychologists, veterinary surgeons, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, etc can now start trying for a job in the UK.
1. IT Professionals: As always IT professionals are at the top of the trending list. Programmers, software developers, business analysts, designers, cyber security professionals are all in demand.
In Addition to the above trending lists, the below-mentioned professions should be noted as well.
HGV Driver Jobs:- The job role of an HGV driver includes the following duties: Operating commercial vehicles up to and over 7.5 tonnes, including rigid trucks, articulated lorries, tankers, transporters, and trailers wagons. If you are an HGV driver, you got a great opportunity.
Poultry Jobs: – These are another category of job vacancies that are in high demand. Poultry meat inspector · Poultry Assistant · Poultry Catcher · Poultry Assistant · Poultry Farm Manager · Weekend Poultry Worker are some of the jobs that could be available for you.
Check the below link to find out the updated list of national shortage occupations.
- Check your eligibility
The second step in the process is to check whether your profession is included in the latest national shortage occupation list. The list consists of details such as Occupation code, Job types, Areas of the UK where there is a shortage, and annual salary (80% of the going rate). The annual salary mentioned in the list is based on a 39-hour working week. Please note that it should be prorated for other working patterns based on the weekly working hours stated by your employer.
- Where to find the vacancy to apply for a job in the UK?
The next best thing that you want to do will be to find out the vacancy and apply for it. You will find the job vacancies from various sources but some of the trusted sites are listed below. Go to any or all of these sites and search for your profession and the city/ area you want to find a job in the UK. Needless to say that other than the sites that you see on Google search, the LinkedIn professional network can also be used for job search.
- Who is an approved employer in the UK?
Employers in the UK usually need a sponsor to employ someone to work for you from outside the UK. Your employer needs to be an approved employer for you to get the work permit/visa. The below link can be used to check the list of approved sponsors.
- Get ready, prepare your CV
Getting selected by an employer is a process that takes many steps. For you to get noticed initially, the entire professional details about you should be covered in your CV. There are many templates available on the internet where you can choose to prepare a nice CV fully representing your career and work experience. If needed get professional help on this. Please note, the first impression is the best, the shortlist happens by looking at your CV and the covering letter. Therefore, maximum care should be given to these things.
- Interview and selection
Once the employer shortlists you’re CV, the next step will be an interview. The Job interviews might not be that easy for many of the candidates. Acquire maximum knowledge about your profession, prepare and groom yourself. You are going to face one of the most important interviews of your life which can probably yield you a work visa for 3 years or 5 years. Remember after 5 years you can apply for PR in the UK. Therefore, it’s worth the hard work that you put forward.
Usually, the interviews include a case study to resolve and a competency interview. Here we are listing some of the common interview questions which will help you for better preparation.
- Tell me about yourself
- Walk me through your CV
- Why are you looking for a new job?
- Why should we hire you?
- What has been your biggest achievement to date
- Have you / can you work under pressure? One recent example
- Explain a big decision that you have taken recently
- What can you offer us that someone else can’t?
- Why do you want to join our company?
These are just sample questions that will help you in the initial preparation. Please note that every employer may have their separate questions based on the industry etc. Put your mind and soul into this and you will win.
Working for the NHS is always beneficial, NHS offers one of the best pension schemes in the world.
Use the following links to search for NHS jobs
We wish all the job seekers all the very best and a fantastic life in the UK.
Hope this article is informative and will help you in some way. Stay tuned for more articles on a variety of subjects related to life in the UK.
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