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Finding a Job in the UK: A Guide for Foreigners

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Navigating the job market as a foreigner can be challenging due to the vast amount of information available. This guide simplifies the process of finding a job in the UK.

Overview of the Job Market in the UK

The UK offers diverse job sectors and ample employment opportunities, but there is a skills shortage in several industries. Major cities like London, Birmingham, and Manchester are hubs for leading employers across various sectors.

Sectors with Skill Shortages:

  • Health Service Staff
  • Care Workers
  • Scientists (Chemical, Physical, Biological)
  • Engineers (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics)
  • IT Business Analysts, Architects, and Systems Designers
  • Architects
  • Veterinarians

How to Find a Job in the UK

Leading job websites in the UK include:

Specialist Job Websites:

Recruitment Agencies:

Specialized recruitment agencies can be found through Agency Central, catering to various industries and job types.

Look for opportunities on the UK government website or Prospects for recent graduates.

Types of Visas Available

  • Skilled Worker Visa: For jobs with Home Office-approved employers.
  • Health and Care Worker Visa: For medical professionals.
  • Graduate Visa: For those who completed a course in the UK.
  • Global Talent Visa: For leaders in academia, research, arts, and digital technology.
  • Global Business Mobility Visa: Various subcategories for workers in UK branches of overseas employers.
  • Temporary Work Visa: Includes Seasonal Worker, Government Authorised Exchange, Creative Worker, Religious Worker, Charity Worker, and International Agreement visas.

Additional Information

Qualifications and Language Requirements:

  • Verify international qualifications with UK ENIC.
  • English proficiency is essential for most jobs and visas.

Useful Resources:

  1. ChefLondra: Jobs for chefs, baristas, waiters, and kitchen workers.
  2. Herec: Jobs for healthcare workers.
  3. Vira: Accommodation, healthcare, nursing, teachers, etc. Contact: +44 208 863 5811.
  4. INT Solutions: Specializing in bus and coach drivers.
  5. Davidson Morris: Specializing in education, financial services, healthcare, oil & gas, technology industry.
  6. Medacs: Services for nurses, doctors, care workers, and pharmacy professionals.
  7. Propel London: Focus on digital businesses and the technology sector.
  8. Silicon Milk Roundabout: Startup recruiting firm for technology companies. Contact:
  9. Deerfoot: Specialized in Data Science, Business Intelligence, InfoSec/CyberSec, Fintech, IT Architecture, and IT Business Analysis.
  10. EMR Recruitment: Areas of expertise include marketing, digital, communications, and senior appointments.
  11. Pearls International: Independent nursing and care organization. Contact: Phone – 01752 237637, Email –
  12. Randstad: Expertise in accounting education, social security, financial services, engineering, healthcare, secretarial and administration, HR, manufacturing, marketing and PR, transportation, and retail.
  13. Librecruit: Specializing in building, civil engineering, mechanical and electrical building services, residential development. Contact: Phone – 020 7609 7769, Email –
  14. Morgan Hunt: Connecting candidates and organizations across various sectors.
  15. Handle Recruitment: Provides office staff to the entertainment and creative industries.

Government Site: Find a Job: Search for companies open to hiring workers from abroad.


Note: More than 80 thousand companies with sponsor licenses are available. For detailed information on visa issues, you can make an appointment at TopMate.

If you type visa + sponsorship in the search section while looking for a job, you will see companies that are open to hiring workers from abroad.

There are more than 80 thousand companies with sponsor licenses. List of these companies:

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Murat Metin

UK Visa Consultant

Regulated to provide immigration advice services by the Immigration Services Commissioner. Ref No. F202000206