One of the scariest and most intimidating things about moving to the other side of the world is not having a job when you arrive. We totally understand and that is why we provide support and guidance the entire time you are working in the UK.

Once you have applied for your UK visa and confirmed your arrival details with IEP you will have access to an online database of job listings throughout the UK, where you will be able to apply for work before you even leave New Zealand. We have loads of jobs waiting for you to view!

A lot of our participants find work in the hospitality and tourism sectors as these jobs are plentiful. But for those who are a little bit more career oriented jobs can be found within their desired business sectors. Work Britain offers lots of jobs in London, as well as all over the UK! You can do almost any job, anywhere on this program!

Once in the UK you will have ongoing access to support from our hub in London, as well as access to wifi, plus computer and printing facilities. There is also a weekly job seminar that you can attend.

Not sure what things are going to cost you when you arrive? Take a look at this guideline!

Expenses in your first two weeks

  • Transport from the airport: £4-£50
  • Hostel for two weeks : £240
  • Train pass for two weeks: £45
  • One month’s rent in advance: £360
  • One month’s deposit: £360
  • Food for two weeks: £80
  • Phone calls: £30
  • Miscellaneous: £60

General cost of living

  • Pint of beer: £2.50-£3
  • Cup of regular coffee: £2
  • Entry into a nightclub: £3-£10

Average hourly wage

  • Clerical: £7-£8
  • Hospitality: £5.73 + tips
  • Career related: £10+

Average weekly cost of shared accommodation

  • London: £85-£95
  • Edinburgh: £60

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