Last modified 10/09/2023
London, one of the major Western cities, is also appealing to migrants who mainly speak English, who will have the greatest chances, in terms of job opportunities and better pay rate, which does not happen with those who do not speak the English language properly.
London, England, is considered to be the last city of the royal court in the Anglo Saxon world, the only home to the royal family that has influenced the evolution of the last hundred years, more than any other. But this city full of stories, and on whose streets happened some of the events that marked precedents in today’s world, is also an attractive destination for immigrants.
In the following lines, we are going to explore the reasons why we should choose London to settle in the UK. Also, we will review some important details regarding this beautiful country.
First let’s locate ourselves on the map; London is the capital of England, a country belonging to the United Kingdom of Great Britain. This kingdom is an island state, because it is located on the island of Great Britain, which is surrounded by the North Sea, Atlantic Ocean, Ireland and the Channel. London is one of the major cities of the European Union and the headquarters of many multinationals.
Life in London is the one used in a cosmopolitan city, capital of a developed economy; is this situation of stability and economic development that transformed London into a goal for immigrants. The language (English) is not an impediment to welcome immigrants, but mastery of this language is always beneficial for the newly arrived in the city of the Thames, allowing them to perform any job beyond the eminently physical work.
Thus, the level of fluency in English language allows the immigrant to enjoy better job offers to settle in London. No need to have the perfection of a native, but you should be able to communicate without any problems. Participate in many forums where migrants already established in England, say that life in Anglo-Saxon territory is characterized by the coldness of their inhabitants as poor weather, of course especially in the winter. In these forums, most of the experiences shared are in major English cities like London, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, etc.
On this question, it is said that although London is a city with a high cost of living, is one of the cities with the best pay and job opportunities (here are subsidiaries of major companies in the world, in all sectors of the market). This cosmopolitan city is a business center, overcrowded and with the problems of any big city (especially regarding transit). But has a very diverse cultural life and multiple options for a nocturnal adventure; and that is because in this huge city, the list of interesting places and hundreds of different activities is endless and it could not be completed in just one day.
For more detail, it must be said that in London, the treatment toward immigrants, while not hostile in any case, it is not warm, and almost always marked by a callous indifference. This should be considered, especially if you come from the Latin American region, more accustomed to welcoming people with open arms.
To make a lawful entry in England, you must have a visa, the processing of this takes place at the nearest British embassy in your home country or visit the web address of the UK Border Agency (Agency for Migration and the UK), http:// www.ukvisas.gov.uk/en/, and submitting an online application for the visa. Generally, the duration of this visa is from 12 to 24 months.
There are several categories to obtain a work visa in England:
– Highly skilled workers: This mode requires highly skilled workers, capable of showing that they are able of supporting themselves and who speak fluent English. Strongly influenced by age, as well as from work and academic experience.
– In the category of skilled sponsored workers, it requires you to have a contract or job offer in order to get approval and get the visa.
– Temporary employees also require sponsorship and the duration of their visa is limited to the duration of a season or a few weeks.
As the labor market, it is located in London as well as in the rest of the UK, they are called JOBSCENTRES, which in Spanish should be something like school or employment agencies, which are only are public agencies that provide information on job offers and academic opportunities. Designed to assist unemployed persons, they have defined several programs for people to be able to deal with their job search.
These programs respond to labor time of each person, as well as to the capabilities of each worker. A sample of these is the “13 weeks review”, dedicated to those who, after 13 weeks, have not been able to found any employment through this program, so they receive the counseling of specialists to update their plan of getting a job
In short, the inherent mysticism and history of its streets, the dynamism of the business market, job opportunities in the competitive business world and a better quality of life, make London the goal of any immigrant. However, the Londoners little warmth is a point against and depend on each take the risk of adventure in the city of Richard the Lionheart and Isabella II.