The UK has a strong and globalized economy, many job options, good health care, and an education system that is known all over the world.
Aside from this, the UK and Nigeria have a strong relationship, in part because the UK used to rule Nigeria. Working in the UK is a great choice, especially if you want to make money in a foreign currency and build a career abroad.
So, in this article, I’ll show you how to easily get a job in the UK if you’re from Nigeria.
It’s important to remember that you need a work permit or visa to legally work in the UK. Let me know if you need more information or have any questions. I’d be happy to help you.
UK Work Permit.
For it to be legal, Nigerians who want to work in the UK must get a permit.
You can get different kinds of UK work permits or visas based on your skills and qualifications, whether you have a job offer or are being sponsored, the type and length of your job, and whether you want to bring your family with you.
But in this article, we’ll focus on the Skilled Worker Visa (Tier 2 General Visa), which is the most common long-term visa for people who want to work in the UK. You can stay in the UK for up to five (5) years with this visa, and you can renew it when it runs out.
Before you apply for the visa, it would help if you already had a job offer, and your job must be one of the ones on the list. A Points Based Assessment System is used to decide who can move to the UK. So, a person who wants a work permit must get a certain number of points.
Who can get a work permit in the UK?
To get a work permit or visa for the UK, you must:
On the Points-Based Assessment System, I got a total of 70 points.
Have a job offer from an employer who is approved by the Home Office.
Meet the requirements for the salary.
Have a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent and at least two years of work experience in one of the jobs on the list of eligible occupations.
How to Get a Work Permit in the UK
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To get a work permit and work in the UK, you need the following:
The result of the English test
Job occupation code
Name of the business
The number of the sponsor license of the employer
Your Sponsorship Certificate [CoS] number of reference
Proof of being able to pay
Tuberculosis test result
Criminal record certificate
Proof of where to stay
Plan of travel
Proof that UK visa fees were paid
UK visa application form
How a Nigerian Can Get a Job in the UK
Here are the steps you need to take to get a job in the UK from Nigeria;
Prepare your CV, write a good cover letter, and look for jobs online.
It is the first thing you need to do if you want to work in the UK. I’ve laid out the general rules above. But every job has specific requirements that must be met before someone can be hired.
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For example, some jobs require that you have worked in that field for two years, while others may not require any experience. Some jobs might require a higher level of education than others.
Find out what the requirements are for the jobs you want and get ready to meet them if you don’t already.
Prepare your CV
Your CV says a lot about you and is a big part of whether or not you get the job.
But your CV for a job in Nigeria can’t be the same as your CV for a job in the UK because the standards in the two countries are different.
So, if you want to work in the UK, you should make your CV in a UK style before you apply for a job there.
Here are some tips that will help you write your curriculum vitae:
Use a chronological format for your CV and list your most recent work experience first, then your work experience from before that. The same goes for where you went to school.
Make sure you write in British English. Using any other kind of English could make your boss unhappy.
The most pages your CV should have is two.
It might not be read right if it is too long.
Remember that you are probably not the only one applying for the job, especially if it is a competitive position.
Don’t put a photo on your CV, because that’s usually not a good idea.
Include only your contact info, like your full name, phone number, address, and email address. Please don’t write your date of birth because it doesn’t matter.
Write a short statement about yourself that highlights your skills, experience, and what makes you right for the job.
A personal statement isn’t required, but it could be a great way to get the attention of your recruiter.
Write an Effective Cover Letter
A cover letter is another way for an employer to learn about you without meeting you in person, so it needs to be written well. Research the company before you write your cover letter.
Learn about their values, their vision and mission, the staff they need, their accomplishments, etc.
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Remember that a cover letter isn’t about you. It’s about how well you know the company and how you can make things better there.
The letter needs to be brief, formal, and to the point. Check how you use grammar and how you put sentences together. You should make sure that everything is right.
Everyone’s lives have been made easier by technology, and job seekers are no exception.
You can check job sites like Glassdoor, Indeed, Reed, etc. from the comfort of your own home to find a good job.
These websites show you different kinds of jobs, what they are, how much they pay, and who they are with, among other things.
There are thousands of jobs, so you have a lot of choices. But it’s best to know what you want before you do your research, because otherwise you might get confused.
You can also use agencies that help people find jobs in the UK. InterQuest Group, Blue Arrow, Morgan Hunt, etc. are a few of them.
We all need help at some point in our lives because we don’t know everything.
So, most of the time, you need help from other people to get your dream job. Find people who think like you and try to sell to them. Attend career-related events, conferences, and seminars to make connections. Even if you tend to be shy, you should use online platforms like LinkedIn.
Optimize your profile, post relevant content, and use a professional photo. You never know who’s looking!
Nigerians are in need of jobs in the UK.
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The UK’s minimum wage
The National Minimum Wage, which is the UK’s minimum wage, changes based on the age of the worker.
Here are the minimum wages for different age groups:
Minimum wage for people over the age of 23 is £9.50 per hour.
For people ages 21 to 22, the national minimum wage is £9.18.
Minimum wage for people between 18 and 20: £6.83
For people under 18, the national minimum wage is £4.81.
The rate for an apprentice is £4.81.
Nigerians who want to work in any field can do well in the UK. But the process of getting a job in the UK can be hard to understand.
This article shows how someone from Nigeria can get a job in the UK. It’s best to choose a job after you’ve thought about things like your qualifications, the hours you’ll be working, the pay range, etc.
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