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5 Tips for Tech Jobs in London

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Summary: Tech jobs in London are sought out by wanna be expats all over Europe and other parts of the world. If working in London for Facebook, Google or a hot new start up is your goal, just take the time to research it and get it right!

Tech Expats in London - 5 Tips for Tech Jobs in London

The tech industry in London has opportunities for qualified expats, though it can be a challenge and will require patience. Take the time to learn about life in London and the U.K., the companies that have a presence there, and make sure you have the skills to merit the appropriate visa for entry into the U.K.

Basics For Tech Expats in London

Expats in London's tech industry know East London Tech City and the surrounding areas is one of the most important tech centers in Europe.

London has been put at the top of the list of the most digital entrepreneur-friendly cities in Europe.

Read our Tips For Living in London and Working in London

Visa Information

The UK Visas & Immigration website has updated information about how to move there as a tech employee.

For example, there is the Tier 1 Work Visa for Exceptional Talent. In order to apply for this visa, you must be acknowledged in the fields of digital technology, science, engineering, arts or humanities.

There is also a Tier 1 Work Visa for Entrepreneurs, which requires minimums in terms of capital available to you for investment in your venture.

Finding Tech Jobs in London From Outside of the U.K.

While it is a slower route to life abroad, consider working for a company in your home country that have a presence in the U.K. The chance of getting transferred to the United Kingdom is greater that way than if you apply on your own from outside the U.K. The H.R. department will likely handle all of the legwork - and in larger companies has a great deal of experience doing so.

Expats Should Consider Other Cities in the U.K.

While London is an obvious destination for expatriates seeking tech employment, there are other locations available to tech employees. There are a variety of reasons why other U.K. cities are better options for tech jobs.

There have been other indications that the Government wants to see growth of the tech sector outside of London.

Starting A Business Is A Challenge For Expats in the UK

Expats in London and elsewhere in the U.K. face unique challenges when trying to start a company in the U.K., whether it's a tech company or not. Accessing financing, cultural issues and understanding the local market are just a few issues noted in the article on Alleywatch.com.

Greenback Tax Services offers a tax guide for Americans operating a U.S. or foreign business while living overseas. The guide advises that "owning a business overseas has multiple advantages but also brings about a unique set of challenges, especially from a US tax perspective."

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000. Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Some of Joshua's more popular articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and 5 Best Places to Live in Spain. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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First Published: May 10, 2016

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