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Bulgarian moving to UK

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Bulgarian moving to UK

Post Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 3:53 am

I need an advice from all British people who already live in Bulgaria(or are going to):What is the best advice you could give a Bulgarian who wants to move to UK(best places to live and raise a 3-year-old child,where to look for a job if I want to use my Bulgarian language and fluent English,prices of properties...)While in UK did anybody from Bulgaria there help you in anyway in your search of a home?
I would appreciate any comment,Thanks

 

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Re: Bulgarian moving to UK

Post Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 6:26 pm

Hi dessivt

It depends how much money you have to spend as to where you live in the UK. The area of Thames Valley around London is very good for jobs but the house prices are a lot higher than anywhere else in the country. The northwest of England is cheaper to buy a property and nicer to bring up a child, places like Yorkshire, Cumbria but there are not so many jobs as in the southeast. You may find you could earn some money teaching the Bulgarian language as I tried everywhere but could not find a single teacher in Yorkshire where I lived. Contact the Leeds language school as that is where I tried and they are looking for Bulgarian language teachers. Also you could try colleges and universities although you may need a qualification, Anyway, good luck with it all I hope you are very successful.

 

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Re: Bulgarian moving to UK

Post Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 6:52 pm

hi
house prices in parts of Scotland are pretty cheap and so is the cost of living. Some parts of Glasgow are reasonable. The cheapest area that I know is Falkirk . There are good rail links from Falkirk to both Edinburgh and Glasgow for jobs. I don't know much about job opportunities but I'll answer any questions if I can


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Re: Bulgarian moving to UK

Post Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2005 2:08 pm

Hi dessivt,
why leave paradise for purgatory? we are leaving England to live in Bulgaria as soon as we can.

There are a few bulgarian people around Leeds, one is teaching me bulgarian most of who can't wait to earn enough money to go back home.

I suppose it depends what line of work you are looking for, in general the prospects are fairly good if you are prepaired to embrace change.

The Yorkshire Dales and LakeDistrict bear a striking resemble to the Rhodopi Mountains which is the main reason we bought a house there without stress of the UK.

Prices to rent or buy are reasonal in this area, if you need any more information just ask good luck.

 

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Re: Bulgarian moving to UK

Post Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2005 7:13 pm

I want to thank all of you who replied.Do you think that I'll be able to find a job as a Bulgarian teacher(I have more than 5 years teaching experience)and in what conditions or after how many years of work somebody can retire in UK?

 

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Re: Bulgarian moving to UK

Post Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2005 10:49 pm

As Dianaslav wrote Bulgarian Teachers are hard to find, i located one by chance on the local authority intranet www.leeds.gov.uk this is Leeds City Councils own web site it employs around 38,000 people.

You asked how long you must work in England before you can retire, if you are talking about a full pension it would most likely be until you are 65 years old.

Good Luck

 

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Re: Bulgarian moving to UK

Post Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 4:56 am

Hi Dianaslav
We shouldn't knock good old blighty too much. This country has given me the opportunity to have equity on my property and so be able to have a second home in Bulgaria.
I think you will have no trouble at all in finding a teaching job, especially the Bulgarian language as most of us a desperate to find someone to teach us this language.
I live in the South and house prices are high here and therefore the stress factor increases as one has a high standard of living to pay for.
Both my husband and i can't wait for our youngest to leave school, in two years, and to come live in Bulgaria.
If anyone is near to a village called Krusha, just on from Kitka in Varna, then please give me a call.

 

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