Live & Work in Britain: The Most Accurate, Practical and Comprehensive Guide to Living and Working In Britain (Live & Work - Vacation Work Publications)

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9781854583826: Live & Work in Britain: The Most Accurate, Practical and Comprehensive Guide to Living and Working In Britain (Live & Work - Vacation Work Publications)

Americans have long been attracted to Britain by its history, culture and way of life and the shared language. Live & Work in Britain is a comprehensive new title for all new arrivals to Britain whether they have come to work or study, stay for a short time or settle permanently.
Vital areas covered by the section on employment include:
· Finding a suitable job.
· The skills and trades most in demand.
· Permanent, seasonal and temporary work.
· Salaries, working hours and holidays.
· Trade unions and contracts.
· Starting or buying your own business.
· Raising the required finance, and government assistance.
Special features for the job-seeker include indispensable regional employment guides and directories of major employers, plus a section on local business practices.
In addition to giving all the facts on where the jobs are and how to get them the book gives essential information on the customs, laws and regulations and way of life that will be encountered there, including securing a residence permit, finding your ideal home, the tax system, getting the best health care, making friends with the natives, opening the right bank account, and making the most of your leisure time.
The book gives essential background information on Britain, featuring its politics and history, geography and climate and the people and their culture. In order to convey the full character of the country covered the books also include personal case histories from people who have made the move recounting their experiences adapting to the British new way of life.

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A comprehensive new title for everyone planning to go to Britain whether to work or study, stay for a short time or settle permanently. The book presents a complete guide to daily life in Britain from finding a home to the art of queuing, all illustrated with first hand accounts from people who have moved there to live and work. The section on working in Britain includes comprehensive information of how to find work, with special coverage of the industries where particular skills are needed. Essential background information on the people, culture, history, politics and geography.

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Nicola Taylor was brought up in England and has lived and worked in various parts of Britain. She moved to Scotland in 1994 and since then has set up a relocation agency, Highland Dreams and a weddings agency. She is now building a successful short-term lettings business, Glasgow City Flats, which provides accommodation for travellers, business people on short-term contracts, and other visitors to the city.

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