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1. Posted by LittleMad (Full Member 42 posts) 9y

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Hi all, i'm italian and i wanna see how, what and where i can find a lot of jobs in UK.
I think to stay in UK 1 week or 2 weeks to see price of living in some cities

What city do you suggest?
is London really more expensive respect earn job? and where in london is better place to live and work?
some other city in UK that you suggest?
how is living and working in Plymouth? (i have a friend there but she isn't work in Graphic worlds)

thx all to answers...

2. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1026 posts) 9y

Try planetrecruit.co.uk or gis-a-job.co.uk

London is where you will find most jobs and highest paid jobs in the IT industry. Go anywhere else, there are not as many jobs and lower paid. Saying that, the price of living will be cheaper. If you want to know about rental prices have a look on the net. Something like Rightmove.co.uk might help. They do properties for sale, but not sure if they do letting. Take a look and you will get an idea in different cities. A lot of IT and telecomms companies are based in Berkshire (places like Reading).

3. Posted by floridaade (Full Member 24 posts) 9y

Hi

Well one thing to start with, the worst thing about London is that housing, or even a small bedsit room are very expensive so a house share is probably the cheapest way around this. You might want to try Brighton also and any other cities with a big creative hub like Sheffield and Manchester in the north, though why anybody would choose to live up there I dont know!! If I were to choose it would be Brighton (on the South coast in Sussex, an hour from London (or nearby, maybe Eastbourne) or London. Try these links for job leads in Sussex (Brighton area)

http://wiredsussex.com/
http://www.cwjobs.co.uk/JS/JobSearch.asp
http://www.friday-ad.co.uk/home.asp
http://www.scip.org.uk/
http://www.brighton.co.uk/
http://brightonnewmedia.org/
http://brighton.gumtree.com/
http://www.jobcentreplus.gov.uk/cms.asp?Page=/Home (Government Job Centre-Very good resource)

London Links - Top classifieds are the daily Loot newspaper, the daily London Evening Standard and the weekly Time Out

http://london.craigslist.org/
http://www.monster.co.uk/
http://www.loot.com/
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/ (Evening Standard online)
http://www.roastbeef.co.uk/
http://www.spareroom.co.uk/
http://www.timeout.com/london/

Hope that helps some, like I say, a house share is your cheapest option for accommodation, London and Brighton best for creative types I'd say.

Adrian

4. Posted by LittleMad (Full Member 42 posts) 9y

Quoting daveh

Try planetrecruit.co.uk or gis-a-job.co.uk

London is where you will find most jobs and highest paid jobs in the IT industry. Go anywhere else, there are not as many jobs and lower paid. Saying that, the price of living will be cheaper. If you want to know about rental prices have a look on the net. Something like Rightmove.co.uk might help. They do properties for sale, but not sure if they do letting. Take a look and you will get an idea in different cities. A lot of IT and telecomms companies are based in Berkshire (places like Reading).

Where is exactly Berkshire? i cannot find it :)
It's a region? or a zone of London?

5. Posted by LittleMad (Full Member 42 posts) 9y

Quoting floridaade

Hi

Well one thing to start with, the worst thing about London is that housing, or even a small bedsit room are very expensive so a house share is probably the cheapest way around this. You might want to try Brighton also and any other cities with a big creative hub like Sheffield and Manchester in the north, though why anybody would choose to live up there I dont know!! If I were to choose it would be Brighton (on the South coast in Sussex, an hour from London (or nearby, maybe Eastbourne) or London. Try these links for job leads in Sussex (Brighton area)

http://wiredsussex.com/
http://www.cwjobs.co.uk/JS/JobSearch.asp
http://www.friday-ad.co.uk/home.asp
http://www.scip.org.uk/
http://www.brighton.co.uk/
http://brightonnewmedia.org/
http://brighton.gumtree.com/
http://www.jobcentreplus.gov.uk/cms.asp?Page=/Home (Government Job Centre-Very good resource)

London Links - Top classifieds are the daily Loot newspaper, the daily London Evening Standard and the weekly Time Out

http://london.craigslist.org/
http://www.monster.co.uk/
http://www.loot.com/
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/ (Evening Standard online)
http://www.roastbeef.co.uk/
http://www.spareroom.co.uk/
http://www.timeout.com/london/

Hope that helps some, like I say, a house share is your cheapest option for accommodation, London and Brighton best for creative types I'd say.

Adrian

Thx to suggest... mmm yes Brighton like me... it's near cost and i hope is more cheaper than London

What type of weather i will meet in London or Brighton? how i must cover in every seasons?
Ho do you think it's a problem take an italian to do a job like a web designer?

6. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1026 posts) 9y

Sorry, Berkshire is a county just to the west of London. It is where Reading, Maidenhead, Windsor to name but a few towns are. It is not too far from London, but cheaper to live. All these places are well connected to London by train.

7. Posted by LittleMad (Full Member 42 posts) 9y

Quoting daveh

Sorry, Berkshire is a county just to the west of London. It is where Reading, Maidenhead, Windsor to name but a few towns are. It is not too far from London, but cheaper to live. All these places are well connected to London by train.

Ok, do you know how much i can spent to have a right place in this zone to living at month?
rent a room + buy foos + pay tax + saturday exit to take a beer with friends

8. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1026 posts) 9y

A house share option would probably cost around £300 a month, to rent a flat on your own anything from £500 excluding bills. For food at least £30 a week. A saturday night clubbing depends on how much you drink, but £40 should get you by if you take it easy. A web designers pay would be quite comfortable to have a much bigger budget than this though i would think. Not sure how tax works from where you are, but here it is taken from your wages before they get to the bank so you don't need to worry about paying it, but if you see jobs off the net take off about 22% for tax (if you pay the same rate as a UK national). Hope this helps.

9. Posted by LittleMad (Full Member 42 posts) 9y

thx a lot :)

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