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 Australia. 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!

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: £500-£1000
  • One month’s deposit: £500-£1000
  • Food for two weeks: £100-£150
  • Phone: £10-20 per month
  • Miscellaneous: £100

General cost of living

  • Pint of beer: £5-£6
  • Cup of regular coffee: £2-£3
  • Entry into a nightclub: Free- £25

Average hourly wage

This changes every April and typically depends on age:

  • 18-20 – £5.90
  • 21-24 – £7.38
  • 25+ – £7.83

Average weekly cost of shared accommodation

  • London: £150+
  • Edinburgh: £60

Finding work in a foreign country can be tough – but we can help! If you would like some clarification on anything at all, fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch within 1-2 working days, by phone and email, to answer any questions you might have.

Enquire about Work Britain