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How are java oportunities in London/UK(Im foreigner)

 
Breno Salgado
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Hello friends,
Im from Brasil, and this weekend I was talking with my friends about spending some time in London

My biggest friend wants to go there to study english and I'd like to go there to practise mine and work, I believe my english is good enough to communicate without much trouble

I tried looking for UK jugs to talk about this but couldnt find any...
so, I'd like to know if is it hard to get a java job in london? and being a foreigner?

what are the tecnologies and frameworks most used there?

ATM Im working with seam\hibernate\jsf.. also a little struts 1x, jdbc and servlets..

what could you guys say to me about this? please help!
 
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Hi Breno,

The only 'JUG' there seems to be is the London Java Community (Disclaimer - I'm a co-coordinator for this), see Here for details.

I'd sign up with that group and chat to Barry the owner of the group about this topic (he's in recruitment and has a good idea of market conditions) .

Hope that helps!
 
Fabio Falci Rodrigues
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Are you eligible to work in UK?
http://www.jobsite.co.uk/career/visa-requirements.html
 
Aneesh Vijendran
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Hi Breno,

I am in the UK for almost the last 3 years. The market is not so great, but it's a lot better than last year at this time. Contracting market is getting better as I recently got a contract within just a few weeks.

But there is a new trend, a kind of protectionism among the employers, like they like to have on board who has got 4-5 years of UK experience or British citizens.


Cheers
Aneesh
 
Breno Salgado
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I guess I could be eligible if I got a job :P
any more details I'd like to know, fabio?

Martijin I joined the group, gonna ask around there, thanks!

I imagine there is a bit of protectionism as its almost a natural thing, but I hope its not so spread and explicit, at least
 
Fabio Falci Rodrigues
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I'm not a expert on that, but i think you must satisfy one of these conditions:

1. Be a europen citizenship (like me! I have italian passport)

2. Apply to a 'Highly skilled workers' http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/workingintheuk/tier1/general/

3. Get a work permit before your trip to UK http://www.workpermit.com/uk/uk.htm

But like I say, i'm not a expert on UK work stuffs...
 
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