pro trumpet/cornet player needs a UK work visa

Discussion in 'Deputies Available' started by TrumpetNick, Sep 19, 2010.

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  1. TrumpetNick

    TrumpetNick Member

    Dear All,

    I have been trying for few months now to get a day job in UK (and a work visa permit that goes together with) but the recruitment agencies in my country don't seem to be too proactive and able to do their job.

    My basic plan was to get a work visa and get a day job which would allow me to pay bills while searching for a performing/teaching (trumpet, brass) job.

    The reason for this message is just to say that I am ready to commit to any group, band or orchestra ( or any of their members) who would be willing and able to help me to get a the visa/permit in question.

    If any of you falls in the above description and is interested in my offer, feel free to PM me.

    To admin- I didn't know where to put my enquiry, so if you feel that this is the wrong forum, please move it where you think it is appropriate.
  2. andywooler

    andywooler Supporting Member

    Have to approached the British Embassy where you live? That's the normal starting point for a work visa.
  3. TrumpetNick

    TrumpetNick Member


    I feel like being in a vicious circle. The situation is the following:

    1. Most employers in UK require from the prospective employees to be eligible to work and live in UK (with other words, one should hold possession of UK work visa/permit before approaching them)

    2. In order to get an UK work visa, a Bulgarian national must present prove of a formal job offer. Now go back to #1

    3. You can probably skip #1 and #2 if you get assistance from a recruitment agency that is authorized to employment abroad

    4. Most of the above mentioned agencies are not trustworthy or not proactive enough (IMO). Consider this - I got 1 job offer for more than six months...

    Now you probably understand why I decided to do such an desperate act, by posting my offer to bands and orchestras (respectively to their members).
  4. P_S_Price

    P_S_Price Member

    The reason for 1 - is that employers get heavily fined if caught employing somebody who is not eligible to work in the UK.

    Immigration is a touchy subject politically in Britain at the momment, particularly in recent years from former Eastern Block countries (which Bulgaria is). Basically if you arent doing a job that is on a list of wanted skills you almost havent got a cat in hells chance of getting a UK work visa.

    (Which is why many immigrants come in as Assylum seekers, student visas, marriages, etc etc).

    Politically, Britain currently is trying to discourage economic Migration unless you are in a field where there is a skills shortage.

    Its a Shame that Bulgaria is not in the EU, then all your problems would magically disappear.
  5. TrumpetNick

    TrumpetNick Member

    Actually Bulgaria is an EU member for already a couple of years, but that doesn't change much, except for tourists...And things in Bulgaria haven't changed either much because of the EU membership...Bulgaria is not in the Schengen Area yet, but that's another topic....

    I would be more than just an economic immigrant, but that would be difficult to prove.
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2010
  6. andywooler

    andywooler Supporting Member

  7. P_S_Price

    P_S_Price Member

    I would agree if Bulgaria is an EU country then Surely you have the same rights as an EU citizen as any British Citizen? Isnt that the point of the EU?
  8. TrumpetNick

    TrumpetNick Member

    If I understand well, I need first to enter the UK and then apply to get a work permit as self-employed...
  9. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

    I've forwarded this thread to a Bulgarian colleague who's worked here for quite a few years - he may have some thoughts. I'll let you know if so.

    Could you enroll as a student in the UK, and look for trumpet work whilst undertaking your course?
  10. TrumpetNick

    TrumpetNick Member

    Taking a course would be an expensive solution, which I can afford at present. Hopefully your BG colleague may work something out.. Thank you for your assistance.
  11. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member


    Could you send me a PM with your email address please? My colleague has a personal contact within the Bulgarian Embassy in London who he thinks may be able to be of assistance...
  12. grausue

    grausue Member

    :D This is a good thread!
  13. Bayerd

    Bayerd Active Member

    It sure is.

    Trumpet Nick- rather than fly thousands of miles to find work, try finding it where you live. There are already more than enough fully qualified brass teachers/players in the UK struggling for work........
  14. TrumpetNick

    TrumpetNick Member


    I know that you point is valid, but the thing is, I don't want to live anymore in my own country. The job issue is not the only reason; and I am not convinced that I need to explain the why on the forum. Whether it will be UK, US or another country, it really doesn't matter at that stage. At first UK looked like the easiest option for me, but I am not sure that much anymore. Whether someone like that thread or not is NOT my concern at present. If the moderator(s) doesn't want it there, he/she (they) can remove it at any time.
  15. Bass Trumpet

    Bass Trumpet Active Member

    I know that feeling well. Can't afford to up-sticks sadly - and nobody else will have me :biggrin:
  16. David Mann

    David Mann Member

    Originally Posted by TrumpetNick [​IMG]
    I don't want to live anymore in my own country.

  17. Bass Trumpet

    Bass Trumpet Active Member

    LOL! :clap:
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    Lucy V New Member

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