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G'day all, A friend of mine and his wife to be are coming to your wonderful land for a working holiday (about 6-9 months working ?). the problem is that they dont have anything to walk into and were wondering how hard it was to get work. My mate does a bit of bar work here and works with me at General Motors and his girlfriend is a school teacher. They are staying about 15mins from London somewhere. They have enough money to get by if they cant find work but will have a much better time if they did have work. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks :)
 

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I think you have to be Australian to work in a bar in London, so your friend should be OK.
Perhaps his girlfriend could teach English as a foreign language
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timr said:
I think you have to be Australian to work in a bar in London, so your friend should be OK.
Perhaps his girlfriend could teach English as a foreign language
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:lol:lol yeah, i heard there were more foreigners there than english :lol:lol
 

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I would imagine that bar work would be very easy to find in London.
We have quite a few imigrants willing to work for peanuts so minimum wage may be all he should expect.
As for his bird not sure a school would employ anyone on a casual basis:O
Butagain minimum wage should not be that hard to come across
BTW £5.50 ish I think
 

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There are tons of Saffas, Kiwis and Aussies that do supply teaching in and around London, so shouldn't be a problem for her to get a job. There are specialist supply teaching agencies that she can go to for a placement. Best thing to do is check our for some agencies on google.co.uk and pre-arrange a couple of agency interviews before she comes over to save a bit of time. Or when they get here, pick up a copy of the free weekly antipodean mag called TNT (in these upright bins at/outside all the major tube stations in central London) which has ads in for teachers/it consultants/barmen/etc.

Usually the first job is the hardest to get, but once you have even 1 month of UK job experience, you'll never have a problem getting another job.

Also have them check out the job section on www.gumtree.com for all sorts of jobs. Gumtree is also a good place to find a place to stay, and get kitted out cheaply with household stuff (loads of people leaving give away, or sell cheaply, everything from beds & bedding to kitchen utensils and TV's).

Be warned though, the schools in London can be rough on teachers (who aren't allowed to touch the mouthy little sh1ts).

If they want to stay in an area with lots of other Aussies, then look for places in Sheperds Bush (OK), New Cross (a bit dodgy), Willesden Junction (dodgy) or Isle of Dogs (banking/IT crowd). As a rule accomodation gets cheaper directly in proprtion to how far you have to travel to get to central London.
 
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