If you are a tradesman who is moving to London and will be looking for a job in construction over here, then the information on this page could be a great help to you. It is a requirement by the UK Construction Industry that all tradesmen working over here hold valid UK qualifications and certificates. In order to receive such certification, it is necessary to sit some official assessments once you arrive. Luckily 1st Contact has a great partner company who specialise in helping tradesmen from all around the globe prepare for and sit this assessment process. This particular partner company has been set up and run by Aussie Tradesmen who have first hand experience of the process and who now wish to help our fellow Tradies moving to London.
They would advise you as a Tradie to purchase the Tradies Kickstart Package before you leave home, but if you’re already over here and are looking for work then it could still be of huge benefit to you.
If you apply for the pack before you leave, then you can use the time before your departure to study for the assessment, ensuring that when you arrive you can quickly take the assessment and become registered and ready for work.
The Tradies Kickstart Package includes:
- Study Material – relevant study material for the assessment along with a Health & Safety Assessment
- Trade Grading and Recognition – Trade Grading/Licence Application and card relevant to your trade
- City and Guilds – For Electricians, the C&G 2382-10 exam and home study course
- National Insurance Number – assistance in obtaining the compulsory NI number for all people to work in the UK, as well as registration to the Construction Industry Scheme (also compulsory for Tradies)
- Opening a UK Bank Account – fast-track way to open a bank account before you arrive in the UK without having a permanent address
- Accommodation Assistance – use one of 1st Contact’s accommodation providers to easily find a roof over your head
- Oyster Card – pre-loaded travel ticket to get around London
- UK Mobile SIM Card – Receive your mobile number before you leave home, then make cheap UK and international calls with this SIM card.
- Discounts and more – great discount offers on tools, mobile phones, internet deals. Information on getting settled into the UK.
If you’re interested in finding out more or applying for this package, please contact 1st Contact Kickstart for Tradies.
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