To find a job in the UK, you can start with Totaljobs and Gumtree. Everyone who wants to find a job in the UK needs first to look for a job in the UK. You can find a job in the UK by searching online for job opportunities in the UK. You can look for recruitment agencies in the UK. And you can look for jobs on Facebook groups in the UK.
Once you find a job, you may need a work permit. You can do this from abroad or in the UK. You can do this together with your new employer or employment agency. Or you can find a work visa scheme to come to the UK without a job offer. Read more below on how to find a job in the UK.
UK citizens and residents do not need a work permit to find a job. The Common Travel Area (CTA) is an agreement among the United Kingdom, the Crown Dependencies (the Isle of Man, Jersey, and Guernsey), and Ireland. All citizens of these countries and territories can live and work anywhere in the CTA. In most cases, every other nationality must apply for a work permit to regularly work with documents in the UK. You can read more on How to get a visa for the UK.
First, find a job, and then you will worry about a work permit if you need it.
Most websites or apps are in English. If you need it, use Google Translate or any other translation service.
Job websites in the UK
Many job websites can help you find work in the UK. Some focus on specific professions and industries. Searching for a job on these popular job websites is a good start.
Baidu, Google, Naver, Sogou, Yandex, or any other search engine can be a good start for a job search. You can search for a job that you want. That can be, for example, “construction manager in London” or “Babysitter in Glasgow.” Use the language that you feel most comfortable speaking. Go beyond the first few pages. Go deep with your search. You’ll immediately understand what’s around and which job websites best suit your needs.
Google Maps, Baidu Maps, Naver Maps, 2GIS, or any other map app, can help you find employers near you or abroad. Look for an organization that might have job opportunities for you. For example, look for “Retail in Bristol” or “Mall in the UK.”
UK Government Working, Jobs, and Pensions is a UK government website about work and jobs.
Facebook groups and other social media to find a job in the UK
Facebook groups help you to connect with people about jobs in the UK. I found these groups talking about jobs in the UK. You can look for more.
UK LinkedIn is also a popular choice when networking for jobs in the UK.
Recruitment agencies in the UK
You can look up a recruitment agency that can help you. You can type “recruitment agency near London” on Google Maps or any other map app. There you can find a list of relevant agencies that you can contact. You can search your area for local recruitment agencies if you are not in the UK. They can help you find a job in the UK.
Be aware that you should not pay an agency when they find a job for you. So be careful when an agency asks you for money.
Ask around you for jobs in the UK
Speak with any person who may have traveled or worked in the UK. You will see that some of your friends or family know someone who knows someone. Ask around, and find opportunities among your contacts.
To find a job in the UK, look at local newspapers, bulletin boards, radio, and word of mouth. Local radio and newspapers are good sources of information about jobs in the UK.
You can email local businesses and companies for jobs in the UK
You can search for companies and local businesses in the UK. An easy tool for doing that is any map app. Below is, for example, a Google Maps search for “factory near Manchester.”
Walk around anywhere in the UK for possible jobs
If you are somewhere in the UK, you can explore the area and see what job opportunities are around you. You can look for organizations and businesses around you and visit them. For example, below is a search on Google Maps for “market near Bristol .” You can see these places to ask for job opportunities.
Search for employment schemes
You can apply for an employment scheme or an employment support program to help you find a job. Those programs can be local or national. They can be open only to UK residents, but they can also be available to foreigners. You can search for “UK employment scheme” or “UK employment program.” You can search for employment schemes at your local government or embassy.
Sources: I used Similarweb to check how popular are some of the job sites presented above.