A Guide to Working in the United Kingdom

Have you ever dreamed of working in the United Kingdom? Or do you already live here? Why not start research jobs and applying to work in the UK, if you have nothing holding you back, what are you waiting for?

Experience all the UK has to offer, and do more than be just a tourist by staying for a longer period and working. There are lots of jobs you can apply for in the UK with seasonal and year round positions. You could find work in London which is one of the worlds best cities. There are flexible and short term temporary jobs available in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, options include working in a shop, restaurant, bar, cafe, factory, farm, agriculture, factory and production jobs. Our websites also features care work jobs, backpacker jobs, work and travel exchange jobs and more.

Where you go really depends on what lifestyle appeals to you. For example in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland the lifestyle can be a lot more relaxed and enjoyable than England due to lower populations and less tourists. Northern Ireland is an underrated destination and also now a relatively safe place to visit and the country if every much looking forward to a brighter future leaving all the past troubles behind.

In the UK most jobs can be found in cities like London, Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham but there are lots of destinations you could choose outside of the cities. London is the most expensive place to live and work so if you are on a budget avoid. Generally the best weather is to be found the South coast of the country.

The UK has the world’s 6th largest economy by GDP nominal and the 7th largest by purchasing power and there are lots of full time, part time and seasonal jobs available during summer and all year round. You will be sure to find a position to match your interests. Search jobs in the UK today.


Top Reasons to Work in the UK

  • Experience life in one of the most advanced countries in the world 
  • Choose from so many different industires
  • Lots of local and international companies based here
  • Competative wages
  • Make new contacts
  • Live in a new country
  • Gain experience
  • See old historical world famous buildings and landmarks


Popular Places to Seek Employment

You can find seasonal employment throughout the UK, popular places to work include: 


East Anglia

  • Bury St Edmunds
  • Cambridge
  • Colchester
  • Chelmsford
  • Felsted (nr Braintree)
  • Hitchin
  • Ipswich
  • Norwich
  • Oundle

London & Surrounding Area

  • Berkhamsted
  • Chalfont St Giles
  • Egham
  • Elstree
  • Hatfield
  • London
  • Reigate
  • St Albans
  • Uxbridge


  • Banbury
  • Bedford
  • Leicester
  • Loughborough
  • Malvern
  • Nottingham
  • Oakham, Rutland
  • Stamford
  • Worcester


  • Leeds
  • Sheffield
  • York


  • Chester
  • Clitheroe
  • Liverpool
  • Manchester
  • Preston


  • Bath
  • Blandford Forum (Dorset)
  • Bournemouth
  • Bristol
  • Cheltenham 
  • Chichester
  • Cirencester
  • Crowthorne (nr Bracknell)
  • Farnham
  • Gloucester
  • Goldalming
  • Guildford
  • Haslemere
  • Henley-on-Thames
  • Isle of Wight
  • Oxford
  • Petersfield, Hants.
  • Portsmouth
  • Reading
  • Ringwood
  • Salisbury
  • Shaftesbury, Dorset
  • Slough
  • Southampton
  • Warminster
  • Winchester
  • Wokingham


  • Arundel
  • Ashford
  • Brighton
  • Broadstairs
  • Canterbury
  • Chatham
  • Eastbourne
  • Folkstone
  • Hastings
  • Haywards Heath
  • Horsham
  • Hurstpierpoint (nr Brighton)
  • Ramsgate
  • Rochester
  • Tunbridge Wells


Northern Ireland

  • Belfast


  • Dundee
  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Inverness
  • St Andrews


  • Cardiff
  • Swansea


Who Can Apply

On our website you can find:

  • Jobs in the UK for UK and EU citizens
  • Jobs in UK for Australians and New Zealanders
  • Jobs in the UK for South Africans
  • Jobs in the UK for US and Canadian citizens
  • If you are applying from other countries you will need to check visa eligibility


Working Holidays in the United Kingdom

If you are from overseas and interested in experiencing living and working in the UK then a working holiday is recommended. One World 365 features work and travel programs for Australian, Canadian, South African, American and New Zealand citizens - this is your chance to secure employment in Great Britain before leaving your country.

We list companies who offer job packages for New Zealanders, Australians and United States citizens, they provide pre-arranged jobs throughout the UK? For these programs they guarantee a job offer or you get your money back. You will still receive full support and you will have access to up to date job and accommodation listings and access to computers, internet, fax machines and printers. Let one of these companies take the stress out of living in the UK and apply today – positions are limited.


Summer Jobs in the UK

Looking for a summer employment in the United Kingdom? There are lots of positions available throughout the country. Popular jobs include working as sports and activity instructors or leading tour groups.

During summer you could apply to work at a summer camp or activity centre, apply early in the year as positions can get filled very quickly. There are lots of varied roles available like being an activity supervisor at a kids group center were you will be teaching a wide range of activities; abseiling, kayaking, quad-biking, archery, raft building, tennis, arts & crafts, dance & drama, campfires and more.

Recommended recruiters include PGL and Kids Klub. Experience is not necessary since you will be trained upon arrival. As an activity supervisor you will receive a salary plus discounted accommodation and food. Some companies also offer apprenticeships, NVQs, training and qualifications to help you with a future career.

These jobs are usually a lot of fun, most people who apply are aged 18-25 and come from all over the world. Some companies also offer temporary josb for 15 and 16 years olds. Once your contract is finished you can live, work and play anywhere in the UK for the remainder of your stay.


Popular Industries

You can find work in most industries including:

  • Technology
  • Startups
  • Sports
  • PR
  • Nursing
  • Music
  • Media - radio, tv, film
  • Marketing
  • Law
  • Journalism
  • International Relations
  • Hospitality
  • Healthcare
  • Finance
  • Fashion
  • Fashion
  • Engineering
  • Education
  • Economics
  • Development
  • Business
  • Biology
  • Arts
  • Architecture
  • Advertising
  • Hotels
  • Summer jobs
  • Au-Pair jobs
  • Care jobs


Winter Jobs in the UK

Did you know there are ski resorts in Scotland? If you have a passion for skiing you might want to consider applying to work a winter ski season in the United Kingdom. You could work as a ski / snowboard instructor, in a shop, chalet, restaurant, cafe or as a general assistant. Most resorts and ski fields are located in the far North of the country.


Christmas & Festival Temporary Jobs

Around the Christmas period lots of companies in the UK hire thousands of staff for this busy festive seasonal period. Shops, outlets, supermarkets and distribution centres are extremely busy for this time and need extra bodies on the ground to help. Competition is usually high but this is a great way to earn some extra money.



The UK has high wages compared to other countries in Europe but it really depends on what job you are looking to apply for. The minimum wage which is enforced stands at around £6 per hour but if you are going to work cash in hand this can vary. If you are arriving from Australia you might find wages lower than you would back home.


Visa & Requirements

All EU citizens can enter the UK and freely seek employment anywhere in the country. In recent years the UK government has got strickter with outside EU countries and you will need to check to see if you can work here, and for how long. Working illegally here is not recommended and you will be deported if caught.


Jobs in the UK for Foreigners & Non-EU Citizens 

Are you interested to find job vacancies in the UK but not sure if you are eligible as you are not from a country in the EU?  We get lots of enquires from people from all around the world including countries like India and South Africa who are keen to secure employment in the UK but as you might have realised this isn't that simple. 

There are several way how you can find jobs in the UK as a non-EU citizen. Some companies offer jobs in the UK for Indian, South African and other nationalities but to get hired you will need to be eligible for a work visa or have a company offer you a position.

Our best advice is to contact the recruiters listed on our website who will be able to help you secure work legally in the country.