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1861. Posted by Buzzcock (Full Member 178 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Quoting Jian

I think how the government works doesn't really matter to me.

It will if you get deported.

Quoting Jian

And as mentioned by taigra there are loads of jobs offer out if u are a genuine working holiday maker it shouldn't be an issue for you. and yes, u have to be hardworking and don't be picky, most importantly stay positive.

No matter how bad the economy is, there is always something for u :)

Been to Iceland lately or maybe Latvia? In Britain you can get lost in the numbers of others working for gangmasters I guess.

As I said above, service industry employment depends on others spending money to keep those service industries going.

1862. Posted by 3L (Budding Member 8 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Hi Taigra,

I'm based in London for now. Any job from retailers, au pair and restaurants. If and if it's possible to get freelance/contract IT job would be better - I know it's really tough to get one here for now especially in London. I'm willing to move elsewhere if opportunity arise. I've tried many retailers but none were keen to take me in.


Thanks for sharing. Edinburgh seems not feasible for me. And I agree with you that we need to work hard for our travelling expenses as our Ringgit is rather weak. Without this visa, I don't think I'll get to travel within Europe, indeed an opportunity. :)

1863. Posted by AlterNick (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

I'm thinking of heading to London on the YMS this September. I'm Canadian and I would like to find a job in the IT industry (especially in java programming) which I have experience. Any ideas what the IT industry is like right now? How hard is it to find a job in your career?

1864. Posted by sunset1999 (Full Member 108 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Hi Nick,

If you want to get a job in IT, it might be better if you get the Tier1 visa because contracting at the moment is very slow. I have found that the recruiters here (and probably everywhere around the world) are very much like used car sales people. If you know someone that can refer you to their company then all the better.

Recruiters do ask you what is your visa type and I believe that if you are seriously looking for an IT job, they do want you to stay longer than 6 months.

If you do come here on the YMS then good luck. It took me over 4 months to find a job and that was just after the financial crisis. The job I've got now, my old workmate referred me so it was easier for me. I was going for another job, but it took them about a month to resume recruiting, so I accepted this job instead.

Don't give up, but do have some spare cash because you do tend to spend a lot while you're looking for a job even if you're staying at a mate's place!

Good luck!

1865. Posted by AlterNick (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Thanks sunset. Unfortunately, I am not eligible for a Tier 1 visa considering I do not have a Master's degree. Do you also work in the IT industry? With the new YMS visa, I can work for the entire 2 years so I can stay longer than 6 months.

Do you think the economy is getting better in the UK right now? I plan on moving in September or October.

1866. Posted by sunset1999 (Full Member 108 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Hi Nick,

Personally I don't think the IT job sector is going well. When I was applying for jobs last year, I remembered seeing around 8000 IT jobs on then around Jan this year, I looked again and there were around 2000, now it's decreased further to around 1200.

If you work in the Utilities industry then they are still looking for people on Monster (that's what I heard).

But try the following websites and see how you go:

I'm really bad at selling myself which could be why I wasn't able to find a job for 4 months so I hope you are way better than me!

Good luck.

1867. Posted by jj78 (Budding Member 7 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

hello everybody.

i've been here since march with WHM visa. and i can say it is not very difficult to find any job if you're no too choosy.
i live with my sister(studying) in south yorkshire. and i can't denied that my sister help me a lot to find me a job. right now, i've work as general worker in 3 different company.
so far, i have travel to manchester, newcastle, london (of course), north wales (god, this is beautiful. u guys should cehck that out :)), reading, bath and the far one is France, paris.
bear in my mind, that the WHM visa is the opportunity for you guys to explore UK and accidently work just to support the cost of travel.
NOT to allow you to work as a full time staff.
and please do not make this visa as the opportunity for you guys find the base to work here.
that is why UK doesn't offer the visa to malaysia anymore.
and that is very dissapointed.
i can say it hard to find any office job now days, so the tip is, grab any opportunity first.
it is nice if the job offered accomondation and meal. (it save a lot).
i think, u guys should avoid large city like London as the competition is quit high with local ppl.
try go for smaller town.
probably sheffield, birmingham etc.
i heard that there are many job opportunity in Glosgow.
but i can't confirm.
just heard it from malaysian student there.
sometimes the employer desperately need labour, they offered international student high pay.
also long hour. which is hard to get nowdays.
i only get the work very early in the morning and later afternoon.
i still try to find the job that offer me long hour.even in night shift.

i am very looking forward to go to bristol this coming august for the hot ballon festival.and manchester for their parade.
oh, and i'm planning on going to amsterdam this october with my partner that will be coming visiting.
i am thinking on going back for good on august next year, although my visa still have about 6 month to expired.
i don;t know. maybe i miss malaysia too damn much.

its hard to find malaysian around here.
so, most probably i feel a bit lonely.

but still, i want to tour europe and the whole UK before i get back to malaysia.
cornwall and devon is a place that everybody talk about.
but it almost 5 hour driving from here.

good luck guys for finding any job and remember, go for holiday while you still have time.

1868. Posted by simonwong (Budding Member 46 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

hey guys,

actually it is not hard to get a job as long as you are not choosy and willing to work 'really' hard and long hour

i am currently working as waiting staff outkirt of london, could earn about £900 or more per week. the salary might look low, but dont forget food and accomodation will be provided. it means the money u earn is totally in your pocket...

even you work in office or IT couldnt offer you so much after deducting accomodation, food, transportion, bill...etc expenses...

if anyone interested in hospitalitly line, could give me a shout as currently alot of restaurants are looking staff with valid working currently alot being caught of hiring illegal worker. They need to find ppl to fill in the position. If you are chinese illiterate, it will be an advantage.

it is good to secure a job before planning to get a better or desired job as the expenses in UK especially London is so damm high

all the best


1869. Posted by averynkh (Full Member 98 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

hi guys, any jobs offer for me?
i am currently in edinburgh, pls feel free to call me

would like to try out any job

[ Edit: Sorry, no personal details please. ]

1870. Posted by yying (Budding Member 5 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Good day,

I just get my visa, planning to go UK on early of sep.
I did body check as well, hope everything run smooth when passing check point.. haha...

I am landing at Heathrow Airport, and i need the direction from Heathrow to Cardiff.. Please advice the budget and easy way to reach cardiff..

Beside that, if u guys have any vacancy, kindly drop me an email.
TQ ya!!!