Opening a bank account in the UK is much easier now than ever before.
The two documents you will need are your proof of identity and your proof of address in the UK. The first part is easy with your passport, but the second part is a bit trickier for new arrivals.
You’ll need an official letter sent to your new address, such as one from a utility provider, council or another bank. Here’s a good tip – update your bank in your home country with your new address straight away, before you leave if possible, then get them to send a statement to your new home in the UK.
GB Construction Training will further give you advice around setting up a bank account prior to your move to the UK.
Jobs & Working in the UK
The opportunity for Australians, New Zealanders, South Africans and Canadians to experience a ‘working holiday’ in the United Kingdom is greatly sought after.
By taking up such an opportunity, you are allowing yourself to:
- Extend personal experience and gain a broader horizon on life
- Challenge yourself and gain personal life skills
- Make friends, meet new people, experience another culture and new places
- Gain new skills in your trade and expand your professional knowledge
- Use your craft to go beyond usual career goals
- Experience growth and development as a Tradesperson and as an individual
GB Construction Training are able to put your CV’s/resumes in front of our trusted partners, to ensure that employers see you first.
Key Facts You Should Know About Living in the UK
The UK boasts an excellent standard of living and if you are moving to the UK from a member of the European Union, you will find it easy to move here and find work. England is both one of the most densely populated countries in the world and one of the most multi-cultural. This ensures that wherever you are from you will have a rich experience and have the chance to meet people from all over the world.
- Driving your car in some areas within the UK will incur a fee called the congestion charge. You pay the fee online or by telephone. Further details can be found in the city guides.
- The UK has a national health service that provides healthcare to all UK residents free of charge. The system does, however, come under a great deal of criticism for its long wait lists and you may therefore wish to consider private healthcare.
- The UK has plenty of National Parks, and locals know how to make use of them. Life in the UK includes a wide array of outdoor sports and leisure activities, e.g. hiking, cycling, rock-climbing, or kayaking. You can even go on a beach holiday. The British love their beach huts, and there are some stunning beaches on the south coast, particularly in the southwest.