Jobs in London
London is one of the most appealing destinations for foreigners when thinking about working overseas. This is an amazing city, one of the best in the world but also one of the most expensive. London is a huge international city with lots of vacancies all year round, competition for jobs can be high.
Seasonal & Summer Jobs in London
Top Reasons to Work in London
- Incredible city with so much to see and do
- Competative wages
- Well recognised local and international companies based here
- Lots of sightseeing things you can do in your spare time
Types of Jobs
You can find work in so many different industries including:
- International Relations
- Marine Conservation
- Media - radio, tv, film
Guide to Working in London & Applying from Overseas
Applying from overseas? You might want to consider the following things.
Wages can be high here but also the cost of transport, food and living costs can easily eat away at your budget - try to save money before departing. The minimum wage of the UK is £7.25 but what you get paid really depends on the job.
There are ways to save money though and live on a budget whilst seeking seasonal employment - you could share a room, flat or house instead of renting. Or try to apply with a company who provide free accommodation.
Cost of Living
London is one of the most expensive cities in the world to work, prices for somewhere to stay, food and transport are very high compared to the rest of the UK and most of mainland Europe. Generally you will need at least £1000 a month to cover rent, food, getting around and also going out. A one bedroom flat costs around £1200 per month in rent, so you are best looking for a temporary flatshare (usually around £500 per month) or roomshare (£300 - £400 per month). The costs of getting around on the tube is around £120 per month whilst a bus pass costs around £80 per month.
If you need accommodation during your working holiday some agencies can provide this for you for an extra fee. There are options like homestays, private accommodation or shared hosuing with other interns. This service is available for both UK nationals and overseas citizens. If you are looking to arrange an internship independently and you have nowhere to stay you might want to check websites like the Gumtree, Moveflat, Rightmove or Zoopla which have a selection of short term shared and private rentals available.