You can work if:
· You’re British, Irish, or a European Economic Area (EEA) national;
· You have leave to remain (permission to stay) explicitly allowing you to work;
· You’re a recognised refugee, or have humanitarian protection in the UK;
· You have a visa issued by the British embassy abroad that allows you to work, such
as a spouse visa or a student dependent visa.
In the United Kingdom, all employers are required by law to check their employees have the right to work in the UK. It is illegal to employ someone who does not have permission to work in the UK. It is also illegal to work if you do not have permission to do so.
You can get help:
If you have the right to work in the UK, you can use the UK employment service on an equal basis with UK nationals. The service is restricted to those who are claiming working age benefits.
In England, this is JobcentrePlus, which has over 1,000 offices where staff can help you find work. Contact details for local JobcentrePlus offices can be found on the websites: https://www.gov.uk/contact-jobcentre-plus
The National Careers Service can help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers free, confidential and impartial advice from qualified advisers, to support you with everything from finding a course, to writing a CV and applying for funding.
The National Careers Service offers advice about careers and skills in England.
Job Shop – If you have the right to work in the UK, the Job shop’s employment Team is part of Coventry City Council. They provide a wide range of support to all Coventry residents, of all ages, who are looking for work and they work with partners across the city.
You can get help:
As an employee you have certain rights that your employer must respect:
Volunteering is described as an unpaid activity where someone gives their time to help to support a good cause.
One of the better-known benefits of volunteering is the impact on the community. Volunteers are often the glue that holds a community together. Volunteering allows you to connect to your community and make it a better place. However, volunteering has a two-way benefit and it can benefit you and your family as much as the cause you choose to help. Dedicating your time as a volunteer helps you make new friends, expand your network, and boost your social skills.
Common volunteer roles :
Opening a bank account is a priority when you arrive in the UK because you will need to keep your money safe. Benefit payments will usually be paid directly into your bank account and it is also the easiest way for employers to pay if you get a job. If you get paid by cheque and don’t have a bank account you’ll have to take it to a cheque cashing shop and pay a fee. There is a range of banks available to the public in the UK.