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661. Posted by Soph888 (Budding Member 10 posts) 8y

Hi - I'm from Australia. With your travel plans, I stated the period that I'll be travelling and residing by month. ie.

Depart from Australia - date
arrive in London - date

May – London – Visiting London's main attractions.
Residing with friend
 
Late May - early June - Contiki Europe Tour (12 days - 8 countries)
 
June - Visit UK Cities for a few days; Manchester, Leeds, Brighton, Newcastle, York and visiting Stonehenge and Bath. Residing in Liverpool
 
July –Pamplona Spain (running of the bulls!), Madrid, Barcelona and residing back to Liverpool

August to October- Head over to Ireland visiting Dublin and Belfast (hoping to see cliffs of Moher and Aran Islands). Next visiting Scotland, Glassgow, Aberdeen. Residing in Edinburgh (experience the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Medieval castles and small towns in between)

etc...

May - Head home back to Sydney!

My plan was for 12 months ending in May where I'll return back to Australia. It's probably best to state that you will be returning back to your home country after 2 years as the working visa should be incidential to your travel so they know that you will not overstay your visa and also mention the places/festivals that you are planning to visit.

I've noticed that other contributors have also advised that they also planned their itineary by 'month'.

I recently received my approved Visa with a date stamped for 2 years rather than 1, which is a bonus! though I'm not sure whether in Malaysia it's the same.

Hope this helps and Good Luck!

662. Posted by eddietho (Budding Member 23 posts) 8y

Dear Hien,

10 pounds was cheap! I wish they have something to germany though.

Will sort it out with the immigration officer when i'm there.

But is it hard to get a job based on our degree qualification? Or we can't even can a proper job like that? I'm doing environmental science.

Where will you be most probably stationed in?


ed

663. Posted by AD1981 (Budding Member 11 posts) 8y

Hello everyone, I am getting more and more nervous as my interview is coming closer. I would e grateful if someone could help me by answering these questions:

1) Once we submit all the relevant documents along with our application form, does the immigration officer keep a copy of all those documents and cover letter etc? as I got called for a whm visa interview at a later date and with the interview letter, all my documents, passport and cover letter were given back to me. So am wondering whether the immigration officer keeps a copy of all the documents submitted before returning them to the applicant, i.e. if one is being called for an interview? coz otherwise on what bases would they interview me? Would it be on the basis of the supporting documents that I gave with my past application or the supporting documents I will give at the time of my interview (there is a long gap between the application i made and when i am called for interview). This is because my circumstances have changed so I am thinking of writing an entirely different cover letter explaining what I want to do in UK

2) I know i need to write a letter saying how the travels will help me when i come back and in my job. But as I have already lived and volunteered in the UK, I dont understand what to say? If i say i will gain skills that will help me in my job when i come back, the officer will question it and say that you have alredy lived there. I think am very confused. Am i really getting into details and making myself confused? But how could i answer this question? I cant think anymore

3) I have been associated with a company for about 8 years, I know the owner for this long and i have worked there before I went to the UK for studies and after I come back from UK. The owner of company told me that if i get my whm visa and come back after travelling I will be able to get a job in her company again. My question is, should i include a letter from her saying that she has known me for so long and ive worked for her and that she is ready to give me a job when i come back from uk? I am asking because this will help me prove that going travelling to uk again will not effect my career and i will have a job when i come back to malaysia. is that ok??

4) How long should the travel plan be? should it be for full 2 years?

5) For how many months should the expenditure plan be? the first 3 months? or more than that?

Thanks
AD1981

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 18, 2008, at 5:36 AM by AD1981 ]

664. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 8y

Quoting eddietho

10 pounds was cheap! I wish they have something to germany though.

The promo in January was for all their flights. Every month, they will have some kind of special deals like that. Even without the deal, it's pretty cheap if you book your tickets a month or two ahead.

But is it hard to get a job based on our degree qualification? Or we can't even can a proper job like that? I'm doing environmental science.

It's very hard to say. It all depends on the job you're looking for and the employer hiring you. Always remember that you're not the only one looking for a job. Hundreds of others, from British citizens themselves to EU citizens (yes, they have a right to work anywhere in the EU) to working holiday makers, are probably looking for the same job.

Where will you be most probably stationed in?

I'm in London at the moment.

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 18, 2008, at 6:36 AM by Hien ]

665. Posted by zhupengyu (Budding Member 8 posts) 8y

[quote=eddietho]Dear Hien,

But is it hard to get a job based on our degree qualification? Or we can't even can a proper job like that? I'm doing environmental science.

Hi Eddietho,

I think a good idea would be to register yourself with recruitment agencies who will look for work for you depending on how many days and hours you want to work, either part time or full time...they will call you over to their office to register with them and take copies of your qualifications, visa status, ask you about your past work ex if any and take your contact details....if there are employers whose job criteria matches with what you have done then the agency will call you and inform you..having said that, its not the best idea to just depend on them..if you want to stick with enviromental science some good websites to find contract jobs is www.guardian.co.uk then there is totaljobs (you need to register with them first, online) another website is www.jobsearch.co.uk, www.jobs.ac.uk, www.reed.co.uk, www.earthsciencejobs.co.uk, www.jobsinscience.com
It would also help if you go on www.google.co.uk and type 'jobs in environmental science in uk' and it will give you a list of websites

Hope this helps. All the very best

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 18, 2008, at 7:45 AM by zhupengyu ]

666. Posted by taigra (Budding Member 72 posts) 8y

Hi WHM who are going to UK soon..

Anybody know where can i get the best deal for £ or any good money changer in KL can pm me?
i know the rates changes daily but just in case you know any shop is giving better deal.
the last i saw was 6.38

taigra

667. Posted by eddietho (Budding Member 23 posts) 8y

Quoting zhupengyu

Hi Eddietho,

I think a good idea would be to register yourself with recruitment agencies who will look for work for you depending on how many days and hours you want to work, either part time or full time...they will call you over to their office to register with them and take copies of your qualifications, visa status, ask you about your past work ex if any and take your contact details....if there are employers whose job criteria matches with what you have done then the agency will call you and inform you..having said that, its not the best idea to just depend on them..if you want to stick with enviromental science some good websites to find contract jobs is www.guardian.co.uk then there is totaljobs (you need to register with them first, online) another website is www.jobsearch.co.uk, www.jobs.ac.uk, www.reed.co.uk, www.earthsciencejobs.co.uk, www.jobsinscience.com
It would also help if you go on www.google.co.uk and type 'jobs in environmental science in uk' and it will give you a list of websites

Hope this helps. All the very best

OMG! That's very nice of you zhupengyu! Yeap, I have registered with totaljobs. Thanks a lot! NOt necessarily that I need to stick with environmental jobs, it would just help for my postgrad if i got it.
Regarding job recruitment agency, you mean i should be there in the uk personally then only i visit their office?

ed

668. Posted by zhupengyu (Budding Member 8 posts) 8y

Quote Edietho: Regarding job recruitment agency, you mean i should be there in the uk personally then only i visit their office?

Hi Ed sorry I've taken time to reply..Yes once you are in UK you can go to them, tell them what job you want to do and they will tell you the registration process...I would suggest first find out about recruitment agencies on the internet in the area you would want to live in. Note down their address etc. so that you save on time....

I am in the process of applying for my whm visa as well, plan to do it in the next week, very very nervous....any tips? Thank you

669. Posted by taigra (Budding Member 72 posts) 8y

dear zhupengyu,

the only tips... relax,

i think recently most of the apps from this forum got thru and some even without interview, so if you are confident all the details given are sufficient per this forum i'm sure you will get it too.

taigra

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 20, 2008, at 4:55 PM by taigra ]

670. Posted by mctnesh (Full Member 69 posts) 8y

Hello Hien..

Since ur in London, you should meet up the malaysian WHM group here. We do meetup from time to time for some meals n drinks together.

For those looking for a job, the best way is to look for classified ads and apply directly to the company. By doing this, you are reaching the decision maker and not the middle person (recruiters) whom have little idea about you and your visa status.
I am based in London as well and have got my desired job as a web designer on permanent basis in less than a week.

For those applying for the visa, the very basic thing to do is read the whole thread. I believe there are tonnes of infos here, infact it is more than enough to comprehend. Ask sensible questions and if you're unsure about something complex, you could always check with VFS officers, they aint gonna bar you from goin to the UK.. lol

Best of luck to future applicants, and for those currently in London, drop me a line and we could catch up some coffee or lager. Hehe...

Cheers people.
Have a wonderful easter weekend.

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