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Life in the UK guidebook

Your UK adventure starts here. If you’re going to make the most of your time there, you’re going to need a great guide – which is exactly what we’ve created for you.


Many of our team are international citizens, so we know what it's like to start life in a new country. Using our first-hand experience, we’ve created a guidebook that will help you find your feet.

Our Life in the UK Guide is a practical handbook that will see you through your first few weeks, as you settle in and make the UK your new home.

The Life in the UK Guide gives you tips and info on:

  • London
  • Finding a job
  • Money transfers
  • Your National Insurance (NI) number
  • Contracting vs. permanent work
  • Claiming your tax back
  • Accommodation
  • Staying healthy
  • Transport
  • The Oyster card
  • Communication
  • Travelling to Europe from the UK
  • Living like a London local

This is just one of the items included in our popular Kickstart Packages. Are you ready to hit the ground running when you land in the UK?

Ready to make your move?



More Kickstart packages

uk kickstart pack
Classic Kickstart Package Our iconic all-in-one package, with everything you need to kick-start your UK adventure.
  • UK bank account
  • Free money transfer
  • NI number service
  • Discounts and vouchers
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Tier 5 visa Kickstart Package combo The Tier 5 youth programme lets 18 to 30-year-olds from designated countries live and work in the UK for up to two years.
  • Tier 5 visa application
  • UK bank account
  • Free money transfer
  • Discounts and vouchers
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UK bank account only
Bank account only Only want a UK bank account, with none of the extras? We have a bank account only option.
  • You choose a high-street bank
  • We book the appointment
  • We take care of the admin


We have some exciting news
for all our Kickstart clients...

Kickstart is rebranding to 1st Contact Sable International! For the last 18 months we've been slowly merging with our big brother, Sable International. Over the next few months we're going to complete that merger.

This will in no way affect your relationship with us. We're not going anywhere, as the entire Kickstart team will be in the same roles at Sable International. You'll still get that great Kickstart service, just under a new name.

We'll be keeping you in the loop as we prepare for the next exciting phase in this rebranding.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us directly.

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