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More about The Job One

Why choose the Job One?

Take the stress out of job hunting and start work in London within 14 days of arrival with the Job One! With 8 different employment sectors available, finding the perfect workplace for you is a breeze. Not only do we work directly with businesses happy to employ those on visas, we also promise that you’ll earn the cost of this service back within the first 30 days otherwise you`ll be refunded the cost of the Job Promise service*.

**Job Promise We promise to have you working in London within 14 days of arrival! Not only that, if you don't earn the cost of this service back within the first 30 days, you'll be refunded the cost of the Job Promise service*!

**Important Arrival Formalities - Namely setting up your UK Bank Account & National Insurance Number

**UK Phone Number - you can choose from two of the largest UK networks and then your number will be allocated so you can add it to your CV and give it out to family and friends.

Plus you will have the ongoing support of the BritBound team, the BritBound community and of course be able to freely visit our Social Events Base in Fulham, London.

Lastly, don’t forget that we are a twice winner of the Best Customer Service award and three-time winner of Best Support Service at the British Travel Awards – we not only know what we are doing but we care! Just check out our Humans Of BritBound page to hear what some of the BritBounders have to say about moving here and of course their experience of joining BritBound.


Whats Included?

  • ​Job Promise​

    Take the stress out of job hunting and start work in London within 14 days of arrival* with our Job Promise! With 8 different employment areas available, you will soon start earning pounds, so you can save your hard earned dollars for travel and good times.

    Our Job Promise is available in the following areas:-

    • Bar & Hospitality

    • Administration / Customer Service

    • Construction & Trades

    • Teaching

    • Teaching Assistant

    • Childcare

    • Live-IN Carers

    • Live-IN Pub Job

    *Start dates will be after any industry related training, if applicable.

  • UK Bank Account

    If there’s one area that will have you reaching for the camomile tea, it's the topic of UK Bank Accounts. With opening criteria that changes with the tides, it is no wonder this area has many stressing out! Luckily BritBound has been around for years- we know how the banks work and we can go to the very top if we need to get things fixed for you! There are a number of options available; the choice of bank account we recommend will be determined on your passport and visa type. However all options we offer are a same day account.

  • Unlimited Fee-Free Bank Transfers

    This is something you may not even have thought about yet; how do you get your money from one country to another? How do you ensure that when you get here you have a bank account with funds you can access? Using cards from home whilst overseas can be very costly. Well, the answer is with an International Money Transfer. However, banks usually charge a fee to carry this out for you; then the receiving bank charges too. Ouch! There are lots of options out there, but as a one off transaction you really cannot beat the exchange rate of an online money transfer company.

  • Choice of UK SIM Card

    All of our packages include a UK SIM Card and we provide your number straight away so you can give it out to your family, friends and any employers or recruitment agencies even before you leave. Being contactable from the word go is a huge benefit especially when it comes to getting work here, plus your nearest and dearest will be relieved to know they can get hold of you once you’ve arrived and turned your phone on.

    All of our SIMs are from mainstream network providers (Three and 02). There are a whole host of SIM brands that piggy back off these networks – trouble is many are here today, gone tomorrow brands which look like great deals but are actually riddled with hidden charges and fees. If you are looking to live and work here for an extended period you'll need a UK based phone network with great coverage and competitive data offerings.

  • National Insurance Number

    A National Insurance number is essentially your tax number and it will be required by your employer and to help you keep track of your tax payments. We'll ensure that you get your number set up as quickly as possible. It also gives you access to a whole range of services including the National Health Service.

  • Arrival Info Party

    What better way to celebrate your arrival to the UK and the start of your amazing adventure than with a few drinks before heading out on the town to sample the local pub scene?! Throw in a couple hours of engaging facts and essential information on living here and this is one BritBound event not to be missed.

    Among the priceless tips and guides on settling into the UK and London we’ll cover things like doctors, dentists, jobs, tax, National Insurance, long term accommodation, finding the job you want and ideas on what to do and experience whilst you’re here.

    Lifelong friendships have started at the arrival party, definitely a date for your diary!

  • Employment Resources & CV Template

    Finding a job in the UK is likely to be different to what you have been used to back home; so getting started on the right foot is key! Being a BritBounder means that you have access to our employment resources- handy ”Working In” guides, UK specific CV template, as well as insider tips and access to our Jobs Board. We will also introduce you to potential employers and employment agencies so you can set up some interviews / meetings ready for your arrival.

    Furthermore our resident experts can assist with Payroll Services and comprehensive tax tutorials to better understand what your tax options are once you’re working!

  • Accommodation Advice & Assistance

    Whether you are looking for a short term solution for your initial arrival or something more long term, we have plenty of options. We work not only with London’s top award-winning hostels, but also credible agencies and landlords who have houses and rooms available across London. When you come along to our Arrival Info Party we’ll talk through tips and advice on things to be aware of and how to go about finding something suitable. We also invite landlords along to answer questions and you'll have access to an exclusive BritBounder-only accommodation listing.

  • Membership to our Social Events Club

    Whether you’re travelling to the UK on your own, with a partner, or in a group of friends, meeting new people is one of the most enjoyable aspects of living and working overseas. The BritBound Social Events Membership gives you access to 365 exclusive BritBound events per year and also discounts on many London, UK and European outings, events and adventures. From cheap price theatre nights, pub quizzes, boat cruises, festivals and weekend tours… The BritBound social events calendar will ensure that your diary is the envy of all.

  • Everything Else

    There is lots more to your membership and too much to include on here...you'll find out over time about all the other great things that come with being a BritBound member but here's a few of them.

    * Free Pub Crawl - Hit Central London with BritBound on the 1 Big Night Out Pub Crawl. You ticket includes entry into 5 clubs/bars, a FREE drink/shot at each venue, a souvenir t-shirt & loads of glow sticks! Your first Pub Crawl is included in your BritBound membership - worth £50.00!

    * Free Wifi Access at Our Base - As a BritBounder you have access to our resource centre where you can use the internet (free) and also our printing facilities (small charge). Have your own laptop? Then just come on down, log on, and get surfing!

    * No Expiry Open Door Policy - Once a BritBounder always a BritBounder! Whether you want to come and chill out at our Base in London, take advantage of the free Wifi or simply come round for a cuppa and a catch up, our door is always open. There is no expiry on our support, we’re here for you for as much or as little as you need us to be.

    * Ongoing Advice and Guidance - Whether you choose to fully immerse yourself in the BritBound events, parties, trips and culture, or call on us when you have a question no-one else knows how to answer! You can always take comfort in the fact that there’s someone on the ground here, if and when you need, to offer guidance and ongoing support.

    * Access To The Wider BritBound Community - We have been welcoming BritBounders to the UK for more than 10 years, so we've built up quite a following. As our BritBound Social Events page is members only, you can chat to other BritBounders as well as access jobs, accommodation etc being advertised by the rest of the community.

Whats Not Included?

• Visa Assistance

• Pre-arranged Arrival Accommodation

• Pre-arranged Private Airport Transfer

Once purchased you will be able to add on to your package the following:

• SIM card credit / Oyster card credit / Overseas or UK Posting

• Arrival Accommodation in a hostel

• Airport Transfers

Job Sectors

  • Live-In Pub

    There are few more quintessentially British experiences that working in a pub. With many pubs pre-dating Shakespeare there is non doubt that the pubs over here have an incredible history to share!

    At BritBound we love the idea of living and working in a pub its not only a great way to start your UK experience but as accommodation comes with the job it is a good way to save money too.

    Before you come over we will put you in touch with a selection of pubs who you can chat to before making a decision on which one you'd like to go with.

    You will need some customer service experience but if you have never worked in a bar this will not matter as training is provided. You also will not need any certificates to show you can serve alcohol, you don't need these in the UK.

  • Administration

    Are you always the 'organised one' at work'? Do you enjoy making sure that all the details of a project are Requirements:

    - Minimum 2 years administration experience

    - Strong knowledge and experience using Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word, Outlook)

    - Minimum 40 words per minute typing with 95% accuracy

    - Good numeracy and literacy skills (fluent English)

    - A positive “can-do” attitude

    - 2 work references

    Testing for Administration roles will be undertaken on any relevant Microsoft Office applications and typing skills. If unable to pass testing, job opportunities will be available in Customer Service and/or Bar and Hospitality areas.


  • Customer Service

    Are you a people person with a genuine passion for providing the highest level of customer service? There are endless opportunities to work in inbound call centres in market leading companies.

    Requirements:

    - 1 years customer service experience

    - A bubbly, friendly personality

    - Good knowledge and experience using Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word, Outlook)

    - Minimum 40 words per minute typing with 95% accuracy

    - Good numeracy and literacy skills (fluent English)

    - A positive “can-do” attitude

    - 2 work references

    Testing for Customer Service roles will be undertaken on Microsoft Office applications and typing skills. If unable to pass testing, job opportunities will be available in the Bar and Hospitality areas.

  • Construction & Trades

    The positions placed for/offered include all categories of construction positions which may include, but is not exclusive to Bricklaying, Carpenters, Handyman, Labourers, Plasterers, Plumbers, Shuttering Carpenters, Site Foreman, Skilled Labourers.

    Steel-capped boots and 3-months construction industry experience are required. Jobs available in the Greater London area.

  • Teaching Assistant

    Teaching Assistants carry out tasks that allow the class teacher to concentrate on teaching - they might prepare the classroom for a certain lesson, help out on school trips or give extra help such as reading. This package is also suitable for those wanting to work as a nanny or au pair.

    Whilst qualifications are not mandatory you will need to have experience of working with children (ideally a minimum of 3 months) and be fluent in English. Police checks are required (we will advise how to go about this).

    - Early Years, Primary & Secondary

    - Temp & permanent roles

    - Competitive daily rates

    - Schools to match abilities & location

    - Jobs available throughout the Greater London area

  • Teaching

    There couldn’t be a better destination to base yourself as a teacher and travel Europe in your holidays! The UK offers fantastic career prospects and development opportunities in addition to competitive financial benefits. If you are a qualified or newly qualified teacher then take advantage of our Job Promise package!

    Also receive a £150 relocation subsidy after you’ve worked 20 days with our employment partners. Whatever your speciality we have the work to help you secure that all important first contract. Police Checks are required (we will advise how to go about this).

    - Schools to match abilities & location

    - Early Years, Primary & Secondary

    - Competitive Daily Rates

    - Supply & Permanent Roles

    - Jobs available throughout the Greater London area

  • Nanny/Au Pair (childcare)

    Love working with kids? Working as a nanny or au pair in London is great way to live save on accommodation and save money for travelling!

    Whilst qualifications are not mandatory you will need to have experience of working with children (ideally a minimum of 3 months) and be fluent in English. Police checks are required (we will advise how to go about this).

    * The 30 day Job Promise starts after completing all registration and required industry standard tests (if applicable). The cost of the Job Promise Service is valued at £165 set in pounds sterling - if work has not been gained within the 30 day period, then you will be refunded this amount in full. If work has been gained within the 30 day period, but the cost of the Job Promise Service has not been earned back within this period, then BritBound will refund the difference.

  • Live-In Carer

    Becoming a live in carer is an incredibly rewarding experience to make someone's life a little easier by helping them to live independently. As accommodation comes with the job you can save your earnings for all the amazing travel you'll be eager to do after your contract has finished.

    Duties will include personal care, light house work, shopping, cooking and general assistance. It will be highly advantageous if you have a drivers license.

FAQS

  • **** ABOUT YOUR BRITBOUND MEMBERSHIP ****

  • How soon can I join BritBound?

    You can join BritBound at any time. But if you are looking to include visa assistance then you will need to make sure you leave enough time for your visa. Ideally start your visa application around 6 months before you intend to arrive and no later than 2 months. Although there is a fast-track service you can purchase but this would mean paying more money to the UK Government for your visa application!
  • I've left everything to the last minute - can I still join?

    Ha! How many times have we heard this?!! Yes, of course. Our system is very well automated which means you can get everything sorted as soon as you join and head to your MyBritBound page.
  • What happens once I join?

    When you join you then create log in details which you will use to access your MyBritBound area - this is essentially where all the action happens. Each service included in your package can be organised through your MyBritBound Portal. The BritBound team will be here to assist you and also to action the relevant services as and when your information comes through.
  • ***** QUESTIONS ABOUT THE JOB PROMISE *****

  • What is the average pay for a bar and hospitality position?

    Rates of pay will begin from the following rates - but will differ depending on where you are working and for whom. £7.83 per hour for ages 25 and over. £7.38 per hour for ages 21 to 24.
  • What is the average pay for a construction or trades position?

    £8/hour (unqualified), £14+/hour (qualified)
  • What is the average pay for a qualified teaching position?

    £14/hour
  • What is the average pay for a teaching assistant position?

    £8/hour
  • What is the average pay for an administration position?

    £10/hour
  • Will BritBound help me with other work too after I have completed a period of working in the area as chosen by my Job Promise Membership?

    Yes, absolutely. You will always have access to our job assistance. Provided leaving your current role does not void your Job Promise conditions we will always endeavour to assist you with additional roles. We cannot make any promises because you would then be outside of our contract to secure you a role. But we have so many contacts we can nearly always help.
  • ********* OPENING A BANK ACCOUNT ***************

  • Can I open a bank account before I arrive in the UK?

    You will need to be in the UK to open an account. We offer two choices - either an account with one of the High Street Banks (HSBC etc) or an E-Bank. Both options will give you an account within an hour.
  • Who does BritBound have partnerships with?

    Over the years BritBound has enjoyed partnerships with all the big four banks. Such partnerships mean that we are able to act as an introducer which means you will not have to provide proof of a UK address or proof of employment. You can read about all of our banking partners in your MyBritBound portal and from here make your selection.
  • I have heard I need proof of UK address to open an bank account, is this true?

    In most cases this would be true but with our partnerships, BritBound acts as an introducer which means that our bank partners will not ask you to provide this. With some of our accounts you will need to provide a document showing your address in your home country. This document cannot also be used as ID, so a drivers licence is ideal here. If you do not have a drivers licence or it does not have your address on it then we suggest asking your bank to send a paper transaction statement in the mail to you. Bring both the envelope and the statement.
  • I do not have a secure UK address to have my bank card sent to, what should I do?

    You will need to provide a secure address as the banks will not post mail to any address they deem unsecured, such as hostels or hotels. BritBound offers a mail holding and forwarding service which you can sign up to for either two months or four months.
  • Do I have to be in the UK for a certain amount of time to qualify for a bank account?

    The main high street banks will require a minimum of 12 months for you to qualify for one of their bank accounts. However we also work with some challenger banks who have no minimum stay.
  • Will I be able to apply for a credit card when I am in the UK?

    Initially probably not. You first need to build a credit rating and this can take 3-6 months.