Ukrainian nationals: getting a job
This page contains information about employment for those arriving in Northern Ireland from Ukraine and how to get a professional qualification recognised in the UK.
Getting a job
You have the right to work as soon as you arrive in Northern Ireland, having been granted a UK Visa.
- to look for a job, you can use a website called NIJobs.com to be connected with thousands of employers
- Careers Service provide careers information, advice and guidance to people living in Northern Ireland
- you can search for employment at Jobs and Benefits offices or visit your local office, or search at JobApplyNI
Should you require assistance in understanding your employment rights, contact your local Citizens Advice Bureau.
- Information on employment rights can be found at: Rights at work .
Getting a professional qualification recognised in the UK
If you have a professional qualification, you will need to have this qualification officially recognised if you want to work in a profession that is regulated in the UK.
It will need to be recognised by the appropriate regulator for your profession. You will need to do this even if you are doing temporary or one-off work.
The UK Centre for Professional Qualifications (UK CPQ) is a free service that can provide you with information to help get your qualifications recognised in the UK.
The UK CPQ website Home Page (ecctis.com) has more information like whether a profession is regulated and the entry requirements. The UK CPQ service enquiry service can be contacted on 0871 226 2850.
There are over 200 regulated professions in the UK.
A list of the regulated professions and the associated regulators is also on the UK Government website: Professions regulated by law in the UK and their regulators