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Offline Got2GoUK

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This is a total hypothetical but hubby and I were talking about. He's newly graduated from FIU (in Florida) in Business Administration Management with a focus in Finance. Hes got 12 years law enforcement behind him also. We are in our 30's. We've talked about moving to the UK and always assumed it was just going to be after experience in the finance field. He's recently gotten hired with Vanguard Financial and it starts in April so he will have experience under his belt when we decide when to start the process.

All that being said are the odds of people also getting hired without experience (we'll stick with finance) from the US to work in the UK? Has it been done or has anyone here actually done it themselves? Are there visas for people to actually do that? Come over and find any job? We always hear these "My dad came to America with $5 in his pocket" stories and I'm like wow maybe we have super lenient immigration procedures lol!
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Re: New degree in a field but no experience. Odds of being able to move?
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2017, 06:13:55 PM »
Realistically? Slim to none.

Someone who is just starting out in a field isn't likely to be in a high enough position (manager or above), make a high enough minimum salary, or be employed as a specialist that would exempt them from the labour market test.

You don't say what level his degree is but even with an MBA from a respected university, jobs in Business Administration are hotly competitive as there is a lot of native talent.

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Re: New degree in a field but no experience. Odds of being able to move?
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2017, 06:21:10 PM »
We figured so. He has his BA but will probably be working on his MBA soon. He's getting in experience now and all his licensing to help our process along when the time comes.

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Re: New degree in a field but no experience. Odds of being able to move?
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2017, 07:15:33 PM »
I'm in finance and it would be near impossible to get hired without really good, niche specialist experience.  Took me eight years and an MBA to get an international job offer.

Why the UK?

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Re: New degree in a field but no experience. Odds of being able to move?
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2017, 12:56:00 PM »
Also, licensing only makes a difference if it's an internationally recognised and utilised qualification. US financial licenses don't transfer well to the UK at all and he'd be re-sitting qualifications for most of it.

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Re: New degree in a field but no experience. Odds of being able to move?
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2017, 02:27:03 PM »
No chance.

I have 12 years of trying, have lived in the UK in the past and worked legally and that is still not enough.

20 years of IT experience here!