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 JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN THE UK FOR GHANAIANS

job opportunities in the uk for ghanaians

Are you a Ghanaian looking for job opportunities in the UK with or without skills?

There are plenty job opportunities in the UK for Ghanaians finding work. With the UK’s diverse job sectors and good working conditions, it’s no surprise that it’s a popular destination for job seekers.

Many Ghanaians want to kick start their careers in the UK, and this is why, at IBS, we have written this helpful guide about job opportunities in the UK for Ghanaians.

From the types of visas, to the steps involved in the application process, we will ensure that the process of finding a job in the UK is as easy as possible.

So, whether you’re an international graduate who just wants to kick-start your career, or an experienced professional looking for an exciting new job, allow us to explain exactly how to get a job in the UK.

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OVERVIEW OF THE JOB MARKET IN THE UK

Even though the UK offers diverse job sectors, it still suffers from a skills shortage in several different industries.

This presents Ghanaians looking for work in the UK with plenty of opportunities to get their dream job and secure stable employment.

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There are a plethora of sectors that you can target for job opportunities in the UK. While the competition for most jobs remains high, with the right experience, language skills, qualifications and professional attributes, you can land your dream job in the UK. Large cities, such as London, Birmingham, and Manchester host some of the world’s leading employers.

The UK’s economy is largely dominated by services industries. There are a lot of large-scale companies that take up the majority market share, within these sectors,. But, in the UK public sector, organizations still tend to be some of the biggest national employers.

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If you want to improve your chances of gaining employment and have the right skills at your disposal, then you could consider the following sectors:

  • Health service staff
  • Care workers
  • Chemical, physical and biological scientists
  • Civil engineers
  • Mechanical, electrical and electronics engineers
  • IT business analysts, architects and systems designers
  • Education
  • Admin and Support
  • Architects
  • Veterinarians
  • Retail and wholesale
  • Accommodation and food
  • Accounting, banking and finance
  • Data analysts

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HOW TO FIND JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN THE UK

Finding job opportunities in the UK for Ghanaians can be challenging. Even though there are different resources of information online, they can sometimes make the process confusing. Keep reading this helpful guide from IBS to discover how to get a job in the UK.

There are a number of avenues for finding a job in the UK. Depending on your chosen sector and the specific role you’re looking for. You can explore the options below to get job opportunities in the UK.

  1. Job Websites
  2. Recruitment Agencies
  3. Networking and Social Media
  4. Apprenticeship and Internship
  5. Self-employment/Freelancing

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JOB WEBSITES

There are a lot of job websites you can explore to get job opportunities in the UK.  Thousands of new full and part-time jobs are advertised daily on job websites, with a wide array of choices across a variety of sectors. In most cases, you can simply upload your CV to a particular website and start applying for jobs in just a few clicks.

Some of the leading job websites in the UK include:

  • Jobsite
  • Careerbuilder
  • Indeed
  • Totaljobs
  • Prospects
  • NHSjobs
  • Charityjob
  • Justengineers
  • Adecco
  • Everyjobsite

There are many other job websites, feel free to start applying for as many jobs as possible.

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  • RECRUITMENT AGENCIES

Recruitment agencies can make your job search in the UK easier. Most of the recruitment agencies often specialize in a particular sector. You need to find an agency that specializes in your industry. To use recruitment agencies, you may find agencies that act as intermediaries to recruit employees for companies or those that will help you find temporary jobs.

Another reliable way to get job opportunities is to look at companies’ websites for any vacancies or upcoming opportunities. If a company does not have any vacancies available at the time you want to apply, you can often submit a speculative application, or at least leave your contact information with them.

Speculative applications can be useful when applying to small organizations or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), as they don’t always advertise vacancies.

Start applying for job opportunities you see in the UK as early as possible, most companies have long recruitment processes. If you are applying from outside the UK, complete the application in your home country and make the move once you have secured a position.

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  • NETWORKING/SOCIAL MEDIA

Networking with colleagues from your country who now work in the UK can help you get job opportunities in the UK.  and find out what companies they work for. Your network is your net worth. Your network will help you navigate your job search faster and make your life easier. Knowing relevant people in your field who know what you can do is even better.

Networking is a great way of hearing about job opportunities. You can ask your friends or colleagues in the UK to recommend you for potential employers. Use any pre-existing UK contacts to make enquiries about vacancies and let them know that you’re actively looking for work in the country.

Build relationships with people in your field of interest, they have already gone through the path you are about to step foot in, their experience can be your guide.

Don’t be afraid to ask questions, you can go ahead and schedule an informational interview with them. Learn from their experiences and how they were able to navigate entry into the field.

Social media platforms like LinkedIn are also great for connecting with like-minded professionals. All you need to do is to search for people of the same interest as you who can link you up with opportunities.

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  • SELF-EMPLOYMENT AND FREELANCING

You may have the right to start your own business if you have the right visa and have already been granted permission to work in the UK. There are some Ghanaians in the UK who work as freelancers, and freelancing means you are self-employed.

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  • Apprenticeship and Internship

To increase your chance of securing permanent roles is to get a foot in the door of an organization, especially if you have no prior experience. You can either start as an intern or apprentice.

The best website for apprenticeships and traineeships is the government websites. Work experience opportunities are available in almost every sector and will vary in length, depending on the organization.

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CONCLUSION

This by no means suggests you’ll struggle to gain employment in other sectors. Keep reading to find out more details about how to get a job in the UK – no matter your area of expertise.

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