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2007/06/10 23:14:19 (permalink)

Working in the UK

I'm from the states and thinking about moving to the UK from this dump LA city i live in. I want to be a concrete finisher. I read there is alot of work over there. That is good because it seems tough to get a job here, at least if you are white. You have to be mexican. They make real good money here but this place is for immigrants. Anyway, does anyone know any builders who would take me on as a trainee or a labourer to be a concrete finisher? I'm not sure where I want to move in the UK but I would guess somewhere not too cold. It really doesnt matter to me because I'm not going to travel all around just to see what's nicer, and in fact don't care for sightseeing. I just want to work, earn a good living and live my life dammit. I'm a foreigner either way. Someone help out a young ambitious lad.
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    1ManRiot
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    RE: Working in the UK 2007/06/10 23:16:24 (permalink)
    Definately work for skilled labouring jobs. The house/construction market it is BOOMING here.

    Visit the UK Home Office website (google it), all the imigration info is on there.

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    RE: Working in the UK 2007/06/10 23:22:57 (permalink)
    I reckon your best bet is to maybe sign on with an agency at first, they'll get you work no worries, not the best of pay but at least you'll be on site, earning and then you can start asking around

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    RE: Working in the UK 2007/06/10 23:25:50 (permalink)
    Mate, where are these agencies?
    post edited by scooke - 2007/06/10 23:26:58
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    RE: Working in the UK 2007/06/10 23:26:58 (permalink)
    yes i would agree with neb (not that i like him you understand) just i think it would be your best bet to get you into things and how they work over here,its a lot smaller so easier to find work specially in the building trades.
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    RE: Working in the UK 2007/06/10 23:30:04 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: scooke

    Mate, where are these agencies?


    All over mate, at least one in most towns/cities.

    I had a lean spell a few years ago and registered with one, they call me to this day around 4/5 times a week asking if I'm available for work

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    RE: Working in the UK 2007/06/10 23:32:47 (permalink)
    I would need to know where these agencies are located. I mean i literally want to land there, register and start working right away. I don't even train right now, i'm that serious about my future. This place is deteriorating me, I never leave my place. I have the money to travel there and survive for a couple months. I need someone to take me on that is dedicated to training me in exceptional time, i dont care if it is a basic wage to start.
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    RE: Working in the UK 2007/06/10 23:36:38 (permalink)
    do a search of agencies for the construction trade in London mate, that's where you'll find a lot of work for your line.


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    RE: Working in the UK 2007/06/10 23:37:27 (permalink)
    What's so bad about LA if you don't mind me asking?

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    RE: Working in the UK 2007/06/10 23:38:04 (permalink)
    tbh mate anywhere in the uk almost,london birmingham manchester,all over just go to an employment office and they will give you advise as to precise locations in that area.
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    RE: Working in the UK 2007/06/10 23:38:52 (permalink)
    Thanks mate. As far as paperwork and all, I read that I need to pass a H&S test and receive a card or number to go on sites, right? Also I want to be a trainee for concrete finishing, not a labourer forever. I want them to understand that.
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    RE: Working in the UK 2007/06/10 23:40:52 (permalink)
    If you don't mind me asking, have you ever been to LA?

    ORIGINAL: Willie

    What's so bad about LA if you don't mind me asking?

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    RE: Working in the UK 2007/06/10 23:41:53 (permalink)
    But i'm not a UK citizen. That is the part i am worried about. Can a foreigner like myself get on the sites like regular citizens?

    ORIGINAL: ginasmg

    tbh mate anywhere in the uk almost,london birmingham manchester,all over just go to an employment office and they will give you advise as to precise locations in that area.

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    RE: Working in the UK 2007/06/10 23:44:07 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: scooke

    Thanks mate. As far as paperwork and all, I read that I need to pass a H&S test and receive a card or number to go on sites, right? Also I want to be a trainee for concrete finishing, not a labourer forever. I want them to understand that.


    yes mate, search some firms as well mate.

    Creagh concrete based in Ireland do a lot over here it's pronounced cree - a

    search a few, ring around, you may land a job before you get here

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    RE: Working in the UK 2007/06/10 23:46:43 (permalink)
    But i'm not a UK citizen. That is the part i am worried about. Can a foreigner like myself get on the sites like regular citizens?
    surely there's somewhere in the US to ask this?

    when I went to australia i had to apply to australia house in London...must be a similar thing to come and work here

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    RE: Working in the UK 2007/06/10 23:47:01 (permalink)
    Thanks alot mate. I'll look them up. Is that Ireland or North Ireland? Because I dont think Ireland is part of the UK is it?

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    ORIGINAL: scooke

    Thanks mate. As far as paperwork and all, I read that I need to pass a H&S test and receive a card or number to go on sites, right? Also I want to be a trainee for concrete finishing, not a labourer forever. I want them to understand that.


    yes mate, search some firms as well mate.

    Creagh concrete based in Ireland do a lot over here it's pronounced cree - a

    search a few, ring around, you may land a job before you get here

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    RE: Working in the UK 2007/06/10 23:49:22 (permalink)
    I think it's northern ireland mate...no, the republic is not part of the UK

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    RE: Working in the UK 2007/06/10 23:50:58 (permalink)
    Oh did you mean their company (that is based in North Ireland) do alot here as in wherever you live in the UK? I think i misunderstood.
    post edited by scooke - 2007/06/10 23:51:45
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    RE: Working in the UK 2007/06/10 23:52:14 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: scooke

    Oh did you mean there company (that is based in North Ireland) do alot here as in wherever you live in the UK? I think i misunderstood.


    yes mate, based in Ireland but do a lot of work in the UK

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    RE: Working in the UK 2007/06/10 23:58:38 (permalink)
    Thanks mate. Ill go to the UK embassy here and check out what i need to do to work there. My real worry was, if firms and such take on foreign workers and train them? The initial wage doesnt matter to me, I'll bring enough money to survive on the duration I'll be a trainee or labourer along with whatever i earn.
    post edited by scooke - 2007/06/10 23:59:06
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