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Job as a foreigner

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KaizerBoaz_378
KaizerBoaz_378 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
edited October 2023 in Work and employment
Hi my name is Boaz Kaizer from Nigeria, I am a spinal cord injury survivor, seeking for a job in the UK. Can I get a sponsored job?

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  • onebigvoice
    onebigvoice Scope Member Posts: 762 Pioneering
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    Hi my name is Boaz Kaizer from Nigeria, I am a spinal cord injury survivor, seeking for a job in the UK. Can I get a sponsored job?
    When comming to here to live, and I welcome you here, there should have been some help afforded you on entry.  If not when applying to get your National Insurance number tell them of the types of job you would like to apply for and any restrictions and they should be able to assist you.
      Not knowing the full extent I cannot advise you,and also this is my opinion of people that I have helped, be truthful of your conditions because adaptions could be made to employ you in say an Office environment, where training could be given to get you into a working situation.
      Contact the Job Center and People like Scope for help.
     This is a start, and does not highlight all your options but, when you start asking you will find other options will be offered from others who deal with this every day. 
  • Stellar
    Stellar Community member Posts: 131 Pioneering
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      Contact the Job Center
    unless OP is entitled to public funds, they will refuse to help.

    also OP, do you have lots of money and skills to offer? otherwise you likely won't be able to get into the UK for work. Especially if your disability limits your mobility.
  • Rosie_Scope
    Rosie_Scope Posts: 2,928 Scope online community team
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    Hi @KaizerBoaz_378, welcome to the community. I hope you're doing well!

    Just so I can understand properly, are you currently still in Nigeria or have you already managed to move to the UK?

    The system can be quite a tough one for people wishing to come over here to work, so it will depend on many different factors whether you would be able to find a sponsorship.
    Rosie (she/her)

    Online Community Coordinator @ Scope

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  • bg844
    bg844 Community member Posts: 3,887 Disability Gamechanger
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  • Princepeniel
    Princepeniel Community member Posts: 10 Listener
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    Hi KaizerBoaz
    I am a Nigerian too and an international student in the UK. I must confess that it's very difficult to get a job in the UK particularly if you have any physical limitations. I was able to secure a remote role during the summer as Customer Service Advisor. It was a temporary role; the contract lasted for just 2 months. I recently applied to an agency for Cover Supervisor, a kind of teaching role, it will shock you to hear that I was on the verge of completing the onboarding process when the agency suddenly realized that I have a physical disability. DBS and all references received but up till this morning, the agency is unable to tell me why the sudden halt to my onboarding process. 
    I have called, sent email but all I could get was 'we would get back to you if we need additional document '
    I have a friend in the same university who I  gave the link to also apply; she had been cleared and has been working for over 2 months now. The most annoying thing is that the agency had stopped responding to my email inquiries. 
    I sometimes question my decision to relocate to the UK. 
    Discrimination is real here!
    If you're still in Nigeria, I will strongly advise you to consider other options; if any.

    Thank you 

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