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Japa: How to get job in UK from Nigeria

by Akeem Adeyemi
Japa: How to get job in UK from Nigeria

Amid the Japa frenzy, one of the most sought-after Japa (migration) destinations by Nigerians. So providing answers to how Nigerians will get jobs in the UK from Nigeria is a welcomed development for Nigerians who do not want to go through the hassle of traveling to get jobs.

If you want to know how to get a job in the UK from Nigeria, read this article to the end.

On average, it is estimated that 280 people migrate per 1,000 people in Nigeria. These statistics are for the years 2021 and 2022. As recent as 2019, it is estimated that over 215,000 Nigerians have migrated to the UK.

How to Get a Job in the UK from Nigeria.
You might want to ask why Nigerians find the UK a destination to migrate to, and also look for job opportunities.
One such reason is that the UK government has a very strong relationship with the Nigerian government, and so the perception of the UK as a great destination continues to linger. That is not to push aside the fact that Nigeria is a former British colony.
The UK has some of the best tertiary institutions in the world, so this is an attraction to Nigerian migrants who want to have families and see their kids have the best education.
The UK currency is at the top of the food chain when exchanged with the Naira.
The common language is the English language. When Nigerians migrate to the UK, the language cannot be a barrier.
Finding a job in the UK from Nigeria is a hard task, but with the aid of the internet, everything has been made easy. There are UK job recruitment agencies that make this possible.
The following UK recruitment agencies can help you find a job in Nigeria.
InterQuest Group
Morgan Hunt
Opus Professional Services Group
Stopgap
Blue Arrow
Firefly Finance Recruiting
Bond Recruitment
All a potential job seeker who intends to find a job in the UK needs to do is sign up to the websites of these recruitment agencies and then get email notifications of potential jobs in the UK.
Another potential route to getting a job in the UK from Nigeria is with the help of family or friends who are in the UK. This is most often how most Nigerians get jobs in the UK from Nigeria.
Succinctly, another way of getting a job in the UK from Nigeria is the freelance route. Freelancers often become permanent workers by a UK firm that the freelancer has been working for.
Ever heard about the Indeed Job website? People have gotten jobs in the UK from Nigeria. All you have to do is register and turn on your notification.
Also, one sure way of getting a job in the UK from Nigeria is to apply for the UK Tier 2 visas (generally) “through shortage occupation.”.
Using this route, all you have to do is apply for a job listed under “shortage occupation.”. This means there is a noticeable lack of skilled workers in that sector, and there is a high demand for qualified workers there.
These jobs include medical doctors, nurses, cyber security experts, mechanical engineers, civil engineers, electrical engineers, DevOps engineers, software engineers, programmers, graphics designers, information technology business experts, social workers, game developers, web developers, environmental engineers, graphics designers, cinematographers, truck drivers, artisans, creatives, and so on.
Getting jobs in the UK from Nigeria is not a walk in the park, but social media, especially LinkedIn and X (Twitter), can do the magic if the potential job seeker from Nigeria can fully maximize its online presence.
When searching for jobs in the UK from Nigeria, you must be on the lookout for certain kinds of jobs.
Medical doctors in the UK make on average £62,000 a year, and in most cases, their UK employers sponsor their visas. So if you are a medical doctor in Nigeria, jump on that opportunity to make good money while working in the UK.
Pharmacists in the UK mostly work in drug stores or hospitals, and they make on average £43,000 per year.
Registered nurses make, on average, £33,000 per year.
Secondary school teachers make, on average, £43,000 per year.
Electricians make, on average, between £33,000 and £34,000 per year.
Graphic designers make, on average, £29,000 per year.
IT business analysts, architects, and system engineers

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