We’ve all been watching the news in horror and shock at the magnitude of devastation of the horrendous situation in Ukraine, with the ongoing invasion. So many people were suddenly having to flee for their lives – and we all looked on feeling helpless, many of us sending money and supplies but wanting to do so much more. So here at REAL Jobs, we’ve made it our job to help displaced Ukrainians, point them in the right direction for sponsorship and the right job for them, to help continue with their lives as undisrupted as possible.
Register your details with REAL Jobs to get help with employment in the UK
Support For Ukrainians
Starling Bank offers a banking solution that suits Internationals – not just the UK. Take a look at Starling Bank by clicking the button below!
Revolut have waived transfer fees for sending money to a Ukrainian bank account, whilst supporting the Ukrainian Humanitarian fund.
They’ve also provided information on how to get a bank account whilst being located outside of Ukraine.
Monzo is another banking solution that offers easy-to-setup bank accounts for Internationals, not just Uk citizens. International bank accounts are great – not only for the UK, but for banking internationally.
Registering Your Details With The NHS
As per the Government guidelines, “all Ukrainians arriving in the UK will be able to access NHS healthcare free of charge, including GP and nurse consultations, hospital services, and urgent care centres”, which means there’s no need to worry about healthcare once you arrive in the UK. The only thing you need to do is register your details with the National Health Service (NHS), which you can do by visiting a local General Practitioners Office (GPs Office), which are also part of the NHS.
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Emergency Services & useful Contacts
To make sure you stay safe, protected and looked after during your time here in the UK, here are some emergency contacts that you may need, such as the Police, Fire Rescue Services & Healthcare numbers.
The UK can be a very complicated place to live – but it doesn’t have to be. With a population of over 67 million people, the UK is home to many great cities, towns and villages, and you certainly have a wide variety to choose from – wherever your sponsors are located. We’ve come up with a really handy #LivingInTheUK guide to help you with the do’s and dont’s of UK life!
Be sure to stand on the right hand side of escalators, use the left hand side if you're walking up!
If you're struggling for food, food banks are widely available to help you get food instead of struggling with no help.
Typically speaking, buses do not generally accept cash anymore. They accept contactless card payments or travel cards.
The UK has a wide variety of supermarkets. The best supermarkets for value are ALDI and LIDL, whilst the most expensive ones are Waitrose and Marks & Spencers. Tesco, ASDA and Sainsburys are mid-range supermarkets.
Driving In The UK
If you have a valid driving licence and are driving in the UK, make sure you follow the UK laws for driving, and stick to the left hand side of the road!
Questions To Ask Your Sponsor
We’ve devised a few questions for you to ask your sponsor, just to clarify where and what living conditions you’ll be faced with during your stay in the UK. Typically speaking sponsors will have to provide a good level of living conditions, but it’s best to find out before arriving!
WORKING IN THE UK - WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS?
The UK has a set of standardised employment rights, called statutory employment rights. These are, at a minimum, what should be protecting you from things like: pay below minimum wage, no holiday entitlement, illegal working hours, sick pay entitlement – amongst much more.
To help with learning the English language, we advise using a free solution such as Duolingo, which is designed to help you master any language from the comfort of your own space and time. Learn on the go or in the comfort of your bed – it really doesn’t matter, with Duolingo the power of learning languages is at your fingertips! Duolingo is a fee-to-use service, but to get the most from Duolingo – then a paid version is available.
REAL Jobs specialise in recruitment – which also covers Resumes, or Curriculum Vitae’s – otherwise known as CVs in the UK. This is a document that you produce and submit to potential employers to try and persuade them to give you an interview – if they like the look of your resume, your education and your experience.
We will help you write your resumes, and find the job that best suits you!
How Employers Can Help Ukrainians
We’ve all watched the horrors in Ukraine unfolding on our TV screens.
Now is the time to take action.
We’re asking that you, as an ethical employer who is actively recruiting, to get in touch – so that we can start building a future for displaced Ukrainians, together.