Would a railroad in the UK ever consider hiring an American?

General discussion about working in the railroad industry. Industry employers are welcome to post openings here.

Moderator: thebigc

Would a railroad in the UK ever consider hiring an American?

Postby abc8251 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:28 pm

Just curious about this. I know Europe has very strict immigration and visa requirements. I've heard railways in Europe treat their employees better than in the US.
abc8251
 
Posts: 52
Joined: Fri Jun 12, 2015 10:09 pm

Re: Would a railroad in the UK ever consider hiring an Ameri

Postby talltim » Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:07 am

I don't see why not, providing you have the right papers for residency and working. I'm not sure previous railroad experience would count for much tho.
Tim David
User avatar
talltim
 
Posts: 192
Joined: Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:16 am
Location: Chesterfield, UK

Re: Would a railroad in the UK ever consider hiring an Ameri

Postby Engineer Spike » Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:32 pm

The requirements to reside and work in the U.K. are strict. About the only types of careers where someone could easily get visas at for in demand jobs like medical, IT, engineering, and science. Another was is through employers. Ever since CN spun off British operations, which came via WC, a employer sponsorship is rare, but even so would likely be more geared towards management. About the only other way is to marry someone from over there. After that was cleared, you’d have the same chance as anyone else.
Engineer Spike
 
Posts: 1786
Joined: Tue Mar 16, 2004 3:24 pm

Re: Would a railroad in the UK ever consider hiring an Ameri

Postby slchub » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:23 am

You'll be up against UK citizens, then citizens on the EU/EEA (look it up, it si very hard to explain) and then those holding immigrant/refugee status before you'll gain sponsorship from a UK railroad. It is far harder to gain employments as a US citizen without first gaining sponsorship from a UK/EEA company than it is to do the same in the US. You'll likely have a better chance if you marry a UK citizen and get a spouse visa until you gain citizenship.
slchub
 
Posts: 1582
Joined: Tue Mar 23, 2004 11:08 pm
Location: Sanford Auto Train

Re: Would a railroad in the UK ever consider hiring an Ameri

Postby slchub » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:27 am

abc8251 wrote:Just curious about this. I know Europe has very strict immigration and visa requirements. I've heard railways in Europe treat their employees better than in the US.
Before working for the RR I worked for 2 European companies and a Japanese company in the US. By far the BEST treatment was NYK Line (Japanese shipping and logistics) followed by Swissair and Sabena airlines. The pay structure, time off, training and performance expectations followed by management that considers the employee first far exceeds those I have seen by US based companies.
slchub
 
Posts: 1582
Joined: Tue Mar 23, 2004 11:08 pm
Location: Sanford Auto Train


Return to Employment

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests