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Rafael_RMD
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Greetings everyone!

I am a student from Portugal.
I'll be starting my studies in Computer Science this September and right now my most pressing question is, given Brexit Day gets closer and closer, if i'd be able to, say in March or April, pack up my stuff and move to England and find a job, so I can start to get a grasp of the UK job market and put some experience under my belt.
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Yes! Why not? If you're not doing anything in Portugal, I'd suggest move out and work in the UK.
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Which university would you be going to?
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I'll be going to Northumbria in Newcastle.

How should go on about applying to jobs?
I currently work in a phone repair shop and have been here for almost 2 years, I'd love to stay in the same industry given I'm already quite used to it, however i worry my CV is rather bleak :/

I also don't have housing and would need to get that sorted in order to move, I know a bank account and NIN can wait but that's my biggest worry rn.
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(Original post by Rafael_RMD)
I'll be going to Northumbria in Newcastle.

How should go on about applying to jobs?
I currently work in a phone repair shop and have been here for almost 2 years, I'd love to stay in the same industry given I'm already quite used to it, however i worry my CV is rather bleak :/

I also don't have housing and would need to get that sorted in order to move, I know a bank account and NIN can wait but that's my biggest worry rn.
Are you planning to move to student accomodation? If so you could contact them and see if you can move in during the summer and use that time to job hunt before term starts.
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That would be a phenomenal thing!However I realize it's a wild card, I don't mind renting a room. My biggest problem so far is, how can I confidently apply for a job knowing I'm not in the country, which companies would be lenient to such a candidate?
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(Original post by Rafael_RMD)
That would be a phenomenal thing!However I realize it's a wild card, I don't mind renting a room. My biggest problem so far is, how can I confidently apply for a job knowing I'm not in the country, which companies would be lenient to such a candidate?
Basically none - you could apply stating the date you would arrive but you will not really get any job without being available for interview, and most employers are cautious about giving jobs to anyone without a local address.
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