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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Lexusgs430: 12:45am On Nov 29, 2023
claremont:


If you know how many graduate jobs rejections I had that started with ''Great interview! However, on this occasion..''. We all had to do what's available to pay the bills. The most important thing is to have a career plan and stick to it. When I look back now, it's a humbling experience.

Life is a ladder ....... We must climb right, to end right.......
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by OgbeniOptional(m): 12:48am On Nov 29, 2023
I dont know about any other place o, but if you work in NHS, if you really know what you are doing and show interest, you can go far higher than you think. It might take time but you can go far. Our director of nursing, a Nigerian started from HCA, he didnt come with study but all these spousal visa thing then, worked his way up and 18 years later, hes our director of nursing.

Im starting band 4 or nursing degree next year depending on funding availability for the nursing degree as there are crazy competition for it and I project to be a nurse in 4/5 years. I also have the option to enroll for Education mental health practitioner trainee next year and after 1 year study I become band 5 EMHP working in schools which is not my thing. Yes its taking time but Im not paying for it. It my manager who is recommending these options for us but sadly these oyinbo people are not really bothered about progression. what some people take for granted in elearning courses and attending training, I take it very seriously and always finish them ahead of time. I got my eyes on other stuff too and in fact other japa opportunities but Im still here and if top jobs are not showing in my field, I should be walking my way up with what I have got.

A top guy from naija who started with care with nhs and when he saw a hotel service manager job posting recently from same trust that he qualified for, he applied and got the job. The thing is, there are massive opportunities for most fields in health and social care in UK, I know for some, age can be a factor but still It takes patience and we will be alright. Please not all hca/hcsw dey wash yansh o, im hca in mental health and I never see poop before

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by adekzy: 12:53am On Nov 29, 2023
I used this too, but they keep coming back I full force. I stay in a 3rd floor apartment, the window condensation is a daily experience I think the humidifier will do the hack but it currently out of stock on their website.

The current mould experience is maad!




Viruses:


I use Astonish mould spray...them no born the mould well, you will think I just repainted my house seff.
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by ehizario2012: 1:38am On Nov 29, 2023
heroshark:



What is CFA?

I assume it means Chartered Finance Analyst? It's not possible to get chartered in the UK by just taking courses and writing exams. You have to demonstrate certain competencies by submitting case studies of how you've demonstrated those competencies in your current role, which is usually gain from active employment and working in the relevant field.
I cannot say for a certain if this also applies to finance, but this applies to almost all professions I've come across in my current role.

It takes people who are employed full-time 3-5years on average to be able to meet all the required competencies to get chartered.

So the idea that someone who works in care without any recent experience in finance will be able to get chartered just be taking a course and writing an exam is hilarious.

It's in stages, you start from somewhere. I know of ACCA, you can run the exams and then wait for CPD to get certified... Most importantly, keep moving and do not be stagnant.

Clear cut immigration/settlement pathway is key.

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by adekzy: 1:48am On Nov 29, 2023
So how can a nurse currently in the UK apply for this... What's the process and procedures. Thanks you.

jedisco:


Are you both interested in Canada?


Canada has this year targeted it's express entry draws in its pursuit to attract specific skillset. Those in the select categories compete against likeminds and manytimes easier.
In licenced Healthcare with an IELTS score, cutoffs are approaching automatic levels

Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by gmacnoms(m): 1:49am On Nov 29, 2023
Resurgent2016:


You can't use your story or even field to make a theory.

Certain fields and industries are more open/exposed to offer sponsorship than others. For instance, many accounting firms (big4 or big10 as called here on the sponsorship list are open to offering sponsorship on contact. Discussion on why that is is a different subject. In the industry, an accountant is less likely going to easily find companies that offer on contact or they may be offering below average pay e.g a role that will fetch 瞿50-69k, one will offer it for 瞿25-30k with sponsorship and even those may not be so common. I also understand some data and IT focused firms/roles also rich sponsorship opportunities.

Mind you, an accountant without big4 or closely matching experience in Nigeria is unlikely to land a big4 job in the Uk and so will likely focus on industry roles.

Bottom line is not all industries and careers offer the same level of sponsorship opportunity. For instance a medical practioner/dentist/pharmacist and similar guys have a very high chance of securing sponsorship on contact. Someone with experience in hr or marketing will probably have much lower odds of getting sponsorship.

For some others in the industry, even when they are on the sponsorship list, it is not a norm to offer sponsorship on contact or make any firm commitment towards sponsorship.

So be thankful your prior experience and positioning has landed you in a rich fishing spot. Trust me many others work as hard and diligent but do not find same opportunity because of they do not have the prior experience in the visa-rich field to leverage on.

I currently worked in industry but also have experience working with a big4 prior, so I speak from some level of experience.

Except for some specialised engineering roles, my current employer will not offer sponsorship, neither will others in the industry. Best bet will be to join and hope you convince them to do so. For people with less than 24months on their visa, that is a challenge.
Btw, 99% of those in big4 in Nigeria, get their work and sponsorship from Nigeria. Dey dont come here to study. They get employed from Nigeria.
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by ehizario2012: 1:53am On Nov 29, 2023
jum33:

Check your story well o as it just last year Feb this care visa was launched o not even up to 2 years yet .

Which story, u have absolutely no reason to believe what I say. Learn from it or simply forget it. People are getting things done while others are busy complaining!!!
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by dupyshoo: 2:58am On Nov 29, 2023
While some people are doing their cosy aerospace and defence jobs, they are "demotivating" some students not to try to get jobs in their fields but to go straight for non-related jobs.
You berra wake up and smell the coffee and know who really have your interests at heart. Not going to say anything about this anymore as I am also going back to my cosy job. Holiday has ended.

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by toughest007: 3:08am On Nov 29, 2023
babajeje123:

Post study is never a waste of time. One of the challenges our people have is their inability to delay gratification. Our people don't want to sow today to reap a better tomorrow. I finished my Msc in January and opted for post study. Meanwhile I got a job with a trust who was not going to sponsor and won't still allow me to start till I get my post study. It was a band 3 role but I went for it. Paid 瞿8k plus for the whole family and started the job. Few friends who heard I opted for post study abused hell out of me since I could have used the money to buy COS

You chose to do certain things shouldn't be a yardstick for others to tow same path. Don't always attempt to compel people to do what you did by giving your fortunate examples.

Lest I forget, stop overrating yourself and explain how exactly you were abused?

By the way, you sounded just like Tinubu!
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by toughest007: 3:16am On Nov 29, 2023
hustla:




1000000000% facts

Called up a friend some weeks back cos I didn't see him in class, Baba said he switched to care visa, from Cybersecurity Msc. I was shocked

Told two people I wanted to start writing my dissertation and they literally made fun of me for not outsourcing it. Do you think people like that have actual plans after school?
Just go to school, outsource class work, 0 certs, 0 internship, 0 experience from Nigeria. What do you expect? COS from care homes may be the only option

Too many funny things I have seen in this UK waka abeg

grin

You need to be careful the sort of friends and acquaintances you keep.
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by toughest007: 3:30am On Nov 29, 2023
hustla:



This means you failed to read my initial premise undecided

The guy in question left school after 1 year to switch to care worker COS. He did not finish or even attempt to apply for jobs in the chosen career area before switching. If it were a course like Intl Business and the like, its very understandable

No one said not to switch to healthcare sponsorship if time is running out; not even attempting is what baffled me

His life, his choices at the end of the day

People will choose what they want depending on their risk appetite and how they perceive their strengths, ability to hold out / delayed gratification etc

The guy you are subtly attempting to mock here or would I say drinking panadol on top of his choice of going for a healthcare sponsorship visa is paying his bills diligently, surviving legitimately as best as he could and possibly re-strategizing on what his next path would be in the nearest future.

Mind your business and learn to understand this very basic fact that people have different life choices and predicaments.

Your choice of words is really quite disgusting.

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by toughest007: 3:33am On Nov 29, 2023
lavida001:


After 5 years of being a healthcare worker right?

Dey play


Yes he can! Go and stop him from switching!!!
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by toughest007: 3:38am On Nov 29, 2023
ehizario2012:


People can even be doing care and still keeping active in other professions while chasing ILR...

A friend is three years into support but still writing his CFA... ILR would soon come, CFA would be ready by then too.

He go come become biggest man... ILR and CFA. Sodiki.

Exactly!!! This shouldn't even be debated.

I have come to realize that some folks here have fish brain and a very shallow way of articulating.

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Oyi12: 3:45am On Nov 29, 2023
Hello elders, please I need your opinion on this. I got 2 offers with sponsorship. The first is with council in a day centre while the second is a Band 5 with the NHS but in Bristol. Considering how expensive Bristol is will it be wise for me to move there with the band 5 salary with my family? There is prospect for me to secure a higher grade in the NHS in future but I am just scared of because of how expensive Bristol is.

House rent is about 瞿1,500 average while i stay in a town where i pay less than 瞿1,000 for rent. We are a family of 4 and my spouse hasn't gotten a job yet.

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Lilymond(f): 3:51am On Nov 29, 2023
Hello everyone,

I'm at a crossroads in my career and seeking advice. I hold a master's in Public Health Education and a bachelor's in Health Education. I'm torn between pursuing a career as a Health Policy Analyst or a Health Promotion Specialist. I'm equally interested in both but would appreciate suggestions based on demand in the UK, job opportunities, salary, and overall professionalism. Thanks for your insights!
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by babajeje123(m): 4:51am On Nov 29, 2023
toughest007:


You chose to do certain things shouldn't be a yardstick for others to tow same path. Don't always attempt to compel people to do what you did by giving your fortunate examples.

Lest I forget, stop overrating yourself and explain how exactly you were abused?

By the way, you sounded just like Tinubu!
Tinubu is my last name grin
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by bigtt76(f): 5:09am On Nov 29, 2023
Take the NHS job, look for shared apartment in Bristol to stay for a while to get your footing before moving fully with your family. You should look at staying at the outskirts from Bristol which might be cheaper. Council jobs are a bit of a risk owing to the recent bankruptcy most are plunging into, one need to be careful. Same with civil service jobs which government is planning on downsizing to a level by 2025


Oyi12:
Hello elders, please I need your opinion on this. I got 2 offers with sponsorship. The first is with council in a day centre while the second is a Band 5 with the NHS but in Bristol. Considering how expensive Bristol is will it be wise for me to move there with the band 5 salary with my family? There is prospect for me to secure a higher grade in the NHS in future but I am just scared of because of how expensive Bristol is.

House rent is about 瞿1,500 average while i stay in a town where i pay less than 瞿1,000 for rent. We are a family of 4 and my spouse hasn't gotten a job yet.

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by bigtt76(f): 5:11am On Nov 29, 2023
Wherein does your passion and heart lies? Which of the two has job openings you can comfortably defend in an interview using past work experiences? If you can answer all of these, then you got your answer cheesy


Lilymond:
Hello everyone,

I'm at a crossroads in my career and seeking advice. I hold a master's in Public Health Education and a bachelor's in Health Education. I'm torn between pursuing a career as a Health Policy Analyst or a Health Promotion Specialist. I'm equally interested in both but would appreciate suggestions based on demand in the UK, job opportunities, salary, and overall professionalism. Thanks for your insights!

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by UniqueDext: 9:03am On Nov 29, 2023
Guys I have decided to move out and have my peace of mind.
But my problem now is that the landlord have decided that she will not give me my deposit.
Please what are the best and fast legal way I can use to get my deposit back from her?

Also she didn't register it on any deposit scheme, how do I go about it please.
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Goke7: 9:07am On Nov 29, 2023
Oyi12:
Hello elders, please I need your opinion on this. I got 2 offers with sponsorship. The first is with council in a day centre while the second is a Band 5 with the NHS but in Bristol. Considering how expensive Bristol is will it be wise for me to move there with the band 5 salary with my family? There is prospect for me to secure a higher grade in the NHS in future but I am just scared of because of how expensive Bristol is.

House rent is about 瞿1,500 average while i stay in a town where i pay less than 瞿1,000 for rent. We are a family of 4 and my spouse hasn't gotten a job yet.

Please make that move to Bristol, your wife will surely get her own job since sponsorship is settled. I would have said you try a city called Newport for cheaper accommodation which is close to Bristol but when you factor in transportation cost will it make any difference and I dont think so. I think you may just have to bear for some months before your household income increases when your wife starts working but throwing that nhs job away shouldnt be an option.

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Goke7: 9:11am On Nov 29, 2023
Lilymond:
Hello everyone,

I'm at a crossroads in my career and seeking advice. I hold a master's in Public Health Education and a bachelor's in Health Education. I'm torn between pursuing a career as a Health Policy Analyst or a Health Promotion Specialist. I'm equally interested in both but would appreciate suggestions based on demand in the UK, job opportunities, salary, and overall professionalism. Thanks for your insights!


Pursue both opportunities, anyone that clicks start from there. As you progress and gain experience you can decide on that much later

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Lexusgs430: 9:38am On Nov 29, 2023
UniqueDext:
Guys I have decided to move out and have my peace of mind.
But my problem now is that the landlord have decided that she will not give me my deposit.
Please what are the best and fast legal way I can use to get my deposit back from her?

Also she didn't register it on any deposit scheme, how do I go about it please.


Using your deposit is the only solution....... Assuming your rent is 瞿100 pw, stay for 7 weeks..........

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Peerielass: 10:55am On Nov 29, 2023
Lexusgs430:



You forget to add kitchen porter, early morning cleaning & mini cabbing........... 不

Mine was a sausage factory in Leicester in the freezing cold. Put me off sausages for a while 亢.

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Peerielass: 11:04am On Nov 29, 2023
bigtt76:
Take the NHS job, look for shared apartment in Bristol to stay for a while to get your footing before moving fully with your family. You should look at staying at the outskirts from Bristol which might be cheaper. Council jobs are a bit of a risk owing to the recent bankruptcy most are plunging into, one need to be careful. Same with civil service jobs which government is planning on downsizing to a level by 2025



And NHS is not battling funding gaps? 仄儭
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by bigtt76(f): 11:21am On Nov 29, 2023
Their condition is better off compared to the councils.


Peerielass:


And NHS is not battling funding gaps? 仄儭

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by ehizario2012: 11:34am On Nov 29, 2023
One really has to commend the doggedness of the ancestors here, those 2009 set etc who did care jobs, security jobs, sausage in the cold etc even without promise of sponsorship. That's real hustling with faith.

There is dignity in labor and I love this country because you are respected in any profession, real respect I mean and your pay is a living wage, a wage that can make you drive good cars and even plan for the future. Just see how much mechanics charge?! DIY is so important in UK except u want to spend so much on little things.

I currently work at Amazon, my wife is on sponsorship and works in care. But I am also planning to go into support/NHS, apart from another sponsorship route, I am genuinely beginning to see pathway to the top in health and social care. These oyinbos don't read much and they are quite comfortable staying on a spot, with our level of zeal and energy we can get qualifications faster and move up the ladder. A guy I know finished NVQ 3 in just about 2 months while his colleagues use 6 months on average...

In all of this, I'm still writing my Universally acclaimed accounting certification exams... For me, this is a path I am exploring and so help me God.

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by profemebee(m): 12:25pm On Nov 29, 2023
let data do the talking.. it is the best way to separate yourself from the noise.. this isn't a newspaper stand where we should be talking vibes like it is Complete Sports news..

What we discuss here impacts lives and families, and so we should be giving facts not vibes..

heroshark:


Thank you!

The rate at which people attacked me and my comment shocked me. I underestimated how many nigerians despised uncomfortable truth.

Someone even accused me of jealousy and hatred.
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by profemebee(m): 12:26pm On Nov 29, 2023
thanks lol.. i also love the way you give your perspective.. no fights no curses.. you keep it clean and logical

Zahra29:


A bottle of beer for you for this solid writeup grin

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Lexusgs430: 12:28pm On Nov 29, 2023
Peerielass:


Mine was a sausage factory in Leicester in the freezing cold. Put me off sausages for a while 亢.


No be small tin o ..... From cold weather to cold freezer room ..........

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by Goke7: 12:56pm On Nov 29, 2023
Lexusgs430:



No be small tin o ..... From cold weather to cold freezer room ..........

and you go dress like ninja, where you will use 20 mins to UnCloth if you want to go for 30 mins break!

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by ehizario2012: 1:00pm On Nov 29, 2023
Goke7:


and you go dress like ninja, where you will use 20 mins to UnCloth if you want to go for 30 mins break!

How much colder will it get please?? At 1簞 degrees it's already so so cold here in s63. Cold giving headache!
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 3) by profemebee(m): 1:03pm On Nov 29, 2023
this must be stressful, especially with the winter season already hitting us

have you paid for her the rent you owed though?

I didn't see any update on that Or might have missed it..

The deposit she has refused to give you can be used to settle part or all of the rent if you haven't paid..

I just hope your next landlord won't request for reference from your previous landlord.. they do sometimes


UniqueDext:
Guys I have decided to move out and have my peace of mind.
But my problem now is that the landlord have decided that she will not give me my deposit.
Please what are the best and fast legal way I can use to get my deposit back from her?

Also she didn't register it on any deposit scheme, how do I go about it please.

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