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J2EE jobs in London

 
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Hi Guys,

I am looking for a senior J2EE job in London as a foreigner.

Probably the best idea is some job agency.

I was searching the jobserve.co.uk and the biggest (amount of adverts) are:
- Computer People
- Huxley
- Aston Carter
- Lorien
- Abraxas

The best candidate IMO is Huxley. They have lot of senior positions.

Any comments, advices, interesting information or positive/negative experiences?

Also any comments on the topic employee / contractor?
Advantages / disadvantages in UK?
Is it more difficult to get a job as an employee?
As a contractor in UK your taxing is little bit better, is not it?

Thanks for any comments in advance!!!

Regards,
Damian.
 
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If you need sponsored for a work visa (i.e. you're outside the EU), your chances are small, unless you're very experienced or have specialist knowledge of the financial industry.

Otherwise, I would just apply for jobs through jobserve and cwjobs, and see what happens. It may be useful to establish a local presence (e.g., po box, or local friends' address).

The market is OK here, but there are very few companies who are willing to sponsor work permits.

Richard
 
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Originally posted by Damian FRACH:
[QB]
Also any comments on the topic employee / contractor?
Advantages / disadvantages in UK?
Is it more difficult to get a job as an employee?
As a contractor in UK your taxing is little bit better, is not it?
QB]



Sorry, I didn't address these questions:
Employee vs. Contractor. Usual thing, contractors get paid more, but less benefits and job security.

Advantages in UK: pay is high in London (compared with most places), London is a great city, people are cool
Disadvantages: housing is expensive, London is crowded, iffy weather

I've never been a contractor so I wouldn't know the relative difficultly with getting a contract compared with a permanent position.

Tax is high as a contractor, you have to pay income tax, national insurance, and a special kind of business tax if you're a contractor (because you work for your own company, or an umbrella company)

Richard
 
Damian FRACH
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I have EU citizen ship so it is fine

my problem is that jobserve has about 700 new IT adverts every working day

therefore I am thinking about some agency like Huxley to filter for me a job offers

Huxley looks for me very god, because they have almost only senior well paid positions

any personal experience with the Huxley ???
 
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Im in Wales and Im really finding it difficult to get a job here. Plus Im from Non-EU country
 
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There are many jobs advertised in London. And being EU national, you should not have much trouble.
Tina
 
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