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    10 reasons why London is still our favourite city
    May 04, 2018  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
  • students-school-chalk-board
    Get your child into state-funded school in the UK
    Feb 21, 2018  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
  • big-ben-london-at-night
    What is the cost of living in London in 2018?
    Jan 25, 2018  |  by 1st Contact
  • house-key
    To rent in the UK, you absolutely need to have the right to rent
    Jan 19, 2018  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
  • young-friends-drinking-beer-at-pub
    10 interesting facts about the UK working holiday visa
    Nov 27, 2017  |  by John Dunn
  • isle-of-skye-uk
    The top 10 places to visit in the UK (that are not London)
    Nov 08, 2017  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
  • stethoscope-uk-flag-nhs
    Moving to the UK? Here’s some great news about the NHS
    Oct 18, 2017  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
  • House-and-family-in-hand
    Read this before immigrating to the UK with your children
    Oct 02, 2017  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
  • atm-hand-cards-bank
    How to open a bank account in the UK
    Sep 14, 2017  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
  • big-ben-london
    Start your life in the UK the stress-free way
    Aug 21, 2017  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
 
 
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    Eight ways to spot a newbie in London

    by 1st Contact | Feb 25, 2014
    If you're a planning to kickstart your life in London, chances are you'll be a visible newbie at some point, clustering around Tube maps and holding up the escalators. Here's how to separate yourself from the rest and spot a newbie in London Town.
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    London's coolest places to work solo

    by 1st Contact | Jan 22, 2014
    It's easy to get caught up in your work-from-home world. If you're a freelancer falling prey to cabin fever, strip off that onesie, comb your hair and get out there! There are plenty of coffee shops and collaborative spaces in London that will see you getting your work done in no time.
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    8 things to do in London this Christmas

    by 1st Contact | Nov 05, 2013
    With a distinctively cold, wet November predicted, why not get outdoors and enjoy everything London has to offer in the build-up to Christmas? Here are eight great things to do in London this Christmas.
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  • Cost of living in London

    4 ways to kick-start your move to London

    by 1st Contact | Sep 04, 2013
    Considering moving to London? Take care of the 4 most important considerations and the rest will take care of itself. If you’ve started researching your options, you’ll know this move is not a simple process – whether you want to migrate to the UK permanently, or simply spend a gap year in one of the world’s most vibrant cities. But don’t throw in the towel if you’re feeling overwhelmed; there are only four things to take care off.
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    10 ways to (really) ace that interview

    by 1st Contact | Apr 02, 2013
    If you’re in the job market, you’ll know how competitive it can be. Make sure you put yourself a few steps ahead by giving the best interview you can give with these simple, but powerful tips from our Job Assistance team.
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  • Immigration

    Five reasons why CVs end up in the bin

    by 1st Contact | Nov 06, 2012
    If you are serious about landing that dream job – the one you actually enjoy going to day after day – the first step is getting your CV to survive the “NO” pile. No easy feat when you consider that recruiters can end up with hundreds, even thousands of CVs for a single job.
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    Kickstart helps to ease relocation stress

    by 1st Contact | Oct 09, 2012
    1st Contact, the most established relocation company for working travellers heading to the UK, developed the idea of a “Kickstart package” about six years ago. Their aim was to create a product that provides everything needed by people moving to the UK to live and work.
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    Cheap ways to stay in touch with the folks back home

    by 1st Contact | Oct 08, 2012
    If you’ve started a new life in the UK, you'll know those little pangs of homesickness only too well - particularly as the dark nights start drawing in and the beautiful beaches back home seem literally a million miles away. But while we can’t do anything about the British weather, there are simple ways to stay in touch with the folks back home...
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    The easy way to open a bank account in the UK

    by 1st Contact | Nov 29, 2011
    Opening a Bank Account in the UK is notoriously difficult, irksome and often quite stressful. But with the right information, advice and support, it doesn’t have to be that way.
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  • Immigration

    You’re moving to Manchester? Really?

    by 1st Contact | Oct 15, 2010
    Some years ago, if you mentioned you were moving to Manchester, you’d say it in a whisper, and then titter nervously since the response would be predictable: “You’re moving … where?” And they’d look at you as if you’d lost your mind. Not any longer. Manchester has had a face lift. It walks with a swagger. And the newcomers just keep pouring in.
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  • london-thames-big-ben
    10 reasons why London is still our favourite city
    May 04, 2018  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
  • students-school-chalk-board
    Get your child into state-funded school in the UK
    Feb 21, 2018  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
  • big-ben-london-at-night
    What is the cost of living in London in 2018?
    Jan 25, 2018  |  by 1st Contact
  • house-key
    To rent in the UK, you absolutely need to have the right to rent
    Jan 19, 2018  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
  • young-friends-drinking-beer-at-pub
    10 interesting facts about the UK working holiday visa
    Nov 27, 2017  |  by John Dunn
  • isle-of-skye-uk
    The top 10 places to visit in the UK (that are not London)
    Nov 08, 2017  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
  • stethoscope-uk-flag-nhs
    Moving to the UK? Here’s some great news about the NHS
    Oct 18, 2017  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
  • House-and-family-in-hand
    Read this before immigrating to the UK with your children
    Oct 02, 2017  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
  • atm-hand-cards-bank
    How to open a bank account in the UK
    Sep 14, 2017  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
  • big-ben-london
    Start your life in the UK the stress-free way
    Aug 21, 2017  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
 
 

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