Job outlook for US citizen in the UK?
February 6, 2014 1:29 PM Subscribe
Partnered with an EU citizen, likely soon becoming a trailing spouse. I am a master's-level clinician (NP) whose qualifications will sadly not be recognized by the NHS. Questions for the green:
- Thoughts on general job prospects/climate for foreigners?
- Does marriage to an EU citizen improve/hinder chances of job placement? We are not married, and neither desiring/against marriage as an institution. Okay with getting married if it will smooth our transitions a bit.
- Suggestions for job seekers' resources in the UK, particularly London? Bonus points for health-related and/or immigrant-focused resources.
posted by stillmoving to Work & Money (18 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I've heard the anti-immigration sentiment in the UK is at an all-time high. As a skilled (but not skilled enough) worker, my credentials and education will be basically null on arrival to the UK. With 10 years' experience in healthcare, I am looking at starting from the bottom as a nursing aide or other "unskilled" laborer. Because healthcare training programs are NHS-funded, I am not eligible to retrain, and the time/financial burdens of doing so would be prohibitive.
Hoping the green can offer some experience/insight into how I might go about making my future look a little less nebulous. Thanks in advance!