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How to prepare for your new job in the UK

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The United Kingdom offers working opportunities to international candidates who possess the required skills and qualifications needed in a particular job. To the lucky ones who get these opportunities, the main challenges lie in their ability to integrate themselves into the new surroundings. This can be attributed to the fact that the culture and practices observed in the UK may be slightly or overly different to those found back in your home country. However, with the right guidance, Pakistani nationals who successfully apply for jobs in the UK can easily integrate themselves into the system, by putting into consideration the following factors.

Man holding brief case preparing to start new job
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Research The Company

The first step towards ensuring a simplified integration process into your new surroundings is by researching on your new employer. This allows you to know about the diverse nature of the company, your future workmates, and how they operate. With such information in hand, you can be a much better position to know how to conduct yourself since you know what to expect.

Understand the Cultural Practices of UK Residents

The UK is a diverse country that brings together people from different walks of life. As a Pakistani, it is of the essence to bear in mind the fact that your cultural practices may differ from those practiced in the UK. Additionally, you might find the traditions practiced by UK residents different from what you are accustomed back at home. In such an instance, the only way of ensuring that you are on the right path is by embracing the practices practiced in your new environment.

Leaving Your Family Behind

Relocating to a new country is always a hard decision, especially when you consider the fact that you will be leaving your family behind. However, there is a silver lining in that you will be able to provide your family with a better life. For example, you can send money to Pakistan from the UK with Western Union. Therefore, even though the distance may be huge, the fact that you will be able to send them money will allow you to concentrate on yourself and your new surroundings instead of worrying about what’s going on at home.

Have An Effective Commuting Plan

Commuting from one point to another can be a challenge to most people who have just moved into a new country. Since you have secured a job in the UK, reporting late on your first day can hurt your reputation. It is, therefore, advisable to either find an apartment close to your new job or get a cab that will be dropping and picking you from your place of work before you can understand the UK transit system.

Getting a Local Bank Account

As a new immigrant in the UK, you will need to have an active bank account that will be used to hold your monthly payment and bonuses. In such an instance, your employer, or your new-found friends can help you open a bank account. Your home-based bank account, on the other hand, can be used to support your family back at home. Therefore, all is not lost with your Pakistan-based bank account.

What to Bring With You

Relocating to the UK after securing a job is different from relocating to search for a job. For example, employees who come to look for jobs may carry with them numerous bags of clothes and personal items that will help them oversee their job-hunting mission. On the other hand, an individual with a guaranteed job may only need a single bag of clothes since he or she is guaranteed to get paid at the end of the month. Therefore, employees with ready jobs may consider carrying essential things such as passports, university certificates, and a letter of employment.

The points mentioned above are some of the fundamental factors you should always consider before, and after relocating to the UK to start on your new job. However, as time progresses, you will be able to integrate yourself with your local community, and within no time, you will know what to do and what to avoid. Additionally, as a point of advice, it is always advisable to respect the beliefs and practices of those around you, as this will influence how you interact with the local community.

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