Everything you need to know about moving to the UK

Thinking about relocating to the United Kingdom? Whether you’re transitioning to the UK via our Global Pathways Talent Exchange programme, applying for a position via our job search or simply looking for more information it’s best to be prepared.

Once the paperwork and pre-trip planning are out of the way; now it is time to focus on getting settled and prioritising the must-haves for your new adventures in the UK.

In this blog, we’ll guide you through your arrival to-do list and point you in the right direction to help you get set up.

1. Finding accommodation

Whether it’s temporary accommodation or a long-term let you’re looking for, click here to read our full blog on sourcing and securing a place to stay.

2. Opening a bank account

In this blog, we’ve listed all the requirements you’ll need to open a bank account in the UK. We’ve also listed some of the leading banks and building societies and some online alternatives.

3. Registering with a GP

When you have arrived in the UK, we recommend you find your local GP and register with them as a priority. Doing this will give you peace of mind, should you need any non-urgent medical assistance. Our blog details the process here.

4. Registering with a dentist in the UK

Click here to read our guide on finding and registering with a suitable dental practice in the UK.

5. Setting up a UK mobile phone

In this guide, we run through setting up your UK phone number; we list the different UK service providers and the various options for contractual plans versus pay as you go.

6. Getting a National Insurance number

Your National Insurance (NI) number is a unique code given to every UK citizen eligible for paying tax contributions. It enables you to access NHS services and register to vote in UK elections. In our blog, we talk about how to get your NI number once you have arrived in the UK.

Something missing?

Relocating is a big step. If you have any questions or feel uncertain about anything throughout the relocation or settling-in process, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We are here to help.

Looking for guidance?

Take the first step on your journey by registering with Pulse. Our friendly and dedicated team will be in touch shortly after to explore your requirements in more detail and find you the best opportunities available.

If you’d like to explore the extensive list of positions we have available you can view them here.

Alternatively, send us an email with any questions you have.

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