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by pyke
Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:35 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Proof of address requested?
Replies: 7
Views: 1697

Proof of address requested?

When proof of address is requested by prospective employers in the U.K. for security clearance, such as utility bills or banks statement, what should I do when I do not have them? I have recently arrived and am bunking in with a friend and hence do not have the proof required. Will that indicate a s...
by pyke
Wed Aug 12, 2009 4:23 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Using recruitment agents for contract work.
Replies: 4
Views: 1417

Thanks again, kenfrapin!
by pyke
Wed Aug 12, 2009 4:22 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Uk Mobile Number
Replies: 23
Views: 6203

pyke wrote:
Wouldn't they suspect something if you give an 020 number but the address doesn't correspond to the area code? You'd have to put a London address.
Checked and apparently you can choose from a few area codes. It doesn't have to be 020.
by pyke
Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:20 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Using recruitment agents for contract work.
Replies: 4
Views: 1417

Thanks, kenfrapin. That does help! I'm tempted to go the PAYE route too - there's much less hassle although the hourly rate is significantly reduced. Question - as a PAYE employee, didn't Reed further deduct a percentage of the hourly rate for sick pay, NI etc? I'm hearing 30%, but not sure if that'...
by pyke
Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:04 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Recruitment agents asking for copy of visa?
Replies: 9
Views: 1945

Thank you, I'll send it to them then.
by pyke
Sun Aug 09, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Need help regarding Contract Jobs..
Replies: 25
Views: 5995

Hi Pyke, Yes I was referring to Umbrella Companies but No, I have no experience of using one. That said, if you join an umbrella company Pros 1. If you chose the right one, then you have no worries of filing tax returns. 2. The money you get into your account will be taxed accordingly without the n...
by pyke
Sat Aug 08, 2009 1:59 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Using recruitment agents for contract work.
Replies: 4
Views: 1417

Using recruitment agents for contract work.

I've searched the forum and there doesn't seem to be much on using recruitment agents in the UK, in particular when it comes to contract work. It's all quite new to me and I've got some questions. Apparently, - Recruitment agents will deduct a fee from your hourly rate as a PAYE employee. The deduct...
by pyke
Sat Aug 08, 2009 11:49 am
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Recruitment agents asking for copy of visa?
Replies: 9
Views: 1945

Re: Recruitment agents asking for copy of visa?

I am not comfortable providing a copy of my visa to everyone for fear of abuse. Thanks republique. I'm slightly concerned as well. We're at the stage where the recruiter has gotten permission to represent me and has said that he will send my CV to the employer for a particular vacancy. No interview...
by pyke
Sat Aug 08, 2009 10:12 am
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Uk Mobile Number
Replies: 23
Views: 6203

you can get skype in number for UK (beginning with 020) for approx $15 for 3 months. Then buy sone skype credit and set call forwarding to your indian number. That should cost $0.12, so its not very expensive. Thats what I had done when I was looking for jobs from India and it definately helps as c...
by pyke
Sat Aug 08, 2009 9:49 am
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Recruitment agents asking for copy of visa?
Replies: 9
Views: 1945

Thanks, meats.
by pyke
Fri Aug 07, 2009 6:30 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Recruitment agents asking for copy of visa?
Replies: 9
Views: 1945

Recruitment agents asking for copy of visa?

I'm new to using recruitment agents. Is it acceptable for them to request for a scanned copy of the Tier 1 visa before proceeding?

Thanks.
by pyke
Fri Aug 07, 2009 6:14 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Need help regarding Contract Jobs..
Replies: 25
Views: 5995

kesavasankar, May I ask how you would deal with your current employer if you do indeed secure a job in the UK? That's quite a tricky situation isn't it? Notice periods and all that. I'm not criticising, but am genuinely interested. kenfrapin, Regarding contract employment, are you referring to umbre...
by pyke
Fri Aug 07, 2009 5:39 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: an interview scheduled
Replies: 10
Views: 2215

Thank you kenfrapin, that's very helpful to job seekers out there!
by pyke
Fri Aug 07, 2009 5:19 pm
Forum: NOW LOCKED - UK Tier 1 (General) Dependent Visas - Pls Post in Immigration for Family Members sub forum
Topic: 1 million migrants to quit UK due to eco slowdown: study
Replies: 2
Views: 1008

Something to cheer up the folks at Migration Watch, I guess.

The ippr recommendations are certainly welcomed.
by pyke
Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:48 am
Forum: NOW LOCKED - UK Tier 1 (General) Dependent Visas - Pls Post in Immigration for Family Members sub forum
Topic: UK Travel - resign or leave
Replies: 23
Views: 3642

To the OP

Not sure if it's too late, but I'd suggest you tell your employers you're going on holiday. Nothing wrong with going on holiday. You'd be able to get a longer period of leave too. And if you don't manage to get anything in that period, you can always do a bit of real travelling.
by pyke
Mon Jun 15, 2009 3:32 pm
Forum: NOW LOCKED - UK Tier 1 (General) Dependent Visas - Pls Post in Immigration for Family Members sub forum
Topic: Registering with the NHS.
Replies: 6
Views: 982

Great, thanks for your help!
by pyke
Sun Jun 14, 2009 3:32 pm
Forum: NOW LOCKED - UK Tier 1 (General) Dependent Visas - Pls Post in Immigration for Family Members sub forum
Topic: Registering with the NHS.
Replies: 6
Views: 982

Re: Registering with the NHS.

Thanks for your replies.


push_hsmp wrote:They will ask you to come on a particular date and ask for address proof.

What sort of address proof will be required? A bill? I wouldn't have that until I've been there for at least a month.
by pyke
Sun Jun 14, 2009 1:39 pm
Forum: NOW LOCKED - UK Tier 1 (General) Dependent Visas - Pls Post in Immigration for Family Members sub forum
Topic: Registering with the NHS.
Replies: 6
Views: 982

Registering with the NHS.

I was wondering, how does one go about doing that? Does it take a long time to process? With the flu, one can never be too careful!
by pyke
Sun May 31, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: NOW LOCKED - UK Tier 1 (General) Dependent Visas - Pls Post in Immigration for Family Members sub forum
Topic: When would be a better time to enter UK for job search?
Replies: 11
Views: 1594

Thanks chetanojha, that does sound practical. I was hoping to go sometime in 2009 though.
by pyke
Sun May 31, 2009 10:56 am
Forum: NOW LOCKED - UK Tier 1 (General) Dependent Visas - Pls Post in Immigration for Family Members sub forum
Topic: Is this adviceable...!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1572

How long will you need the accommodation for?
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