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What's needed by an employers to employ a Pole in the UK?

postie 7 | 112  
6 Feb 2008 /  #1
Sorry if this has already been covered, and if it has, please point me at the thread where it is.

OK, if my employer wanted to hire a Polish person, what would he need to do, as an extra to employing a UK person?

I'm presuming the Workers Registration Scheme would come into it somewhere? But is there anything else to keep it all above board and Kosher?

The reason I ask.. and this is going to annoy the socks off noimmagination.... is he keeps offering jobs as a long distance van driver to UK nationals, who take the job, then let him down when it comes to turning up on their first day. This guy pays well over minimum wage too. I reckon it's lazy arsed dole-wallahs who don't want to come off benefits, who are just turning up for the interview to say they "are looking for work"... but don't want to work.

I also reckon that if the same job was offered to some of the Poles who I have worked with on the agency, they'd love it.

Oh... and.. it's driving a long wheel based van (Mercedes Sprinter), all over the UK, dropping off and occasionally spending nights sleeping out in the van, for which an allowance of £20 a night is paid on top of the above min wage pay. (and some days are 16 hours long!) Soooo. my 2nd question is.. what's the equivalent driving licence to a C1+E UK licence for Poles? ( C1+E is van plus attached trailer, which is only used on one job, but it's handy to have someone who can switch into that job when the need arises)

Any advice gratefully received!
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
7 Feb 2008 /  #2
I'm presuming the Workers Registration Scheme

thats it and the correct pass port / id card, plus bank account and proof of address - nothing more
Wroclaw Boy  
7 Feb 2008 /  #3
A cheap worker.
isthatu 3 | 1,164  
7 Feb 2008 /  #4
(and some days are 16 hours long!)

Great,just whats needed on Britains roads, overworked white van men with the added bonus of coming from a country with the worst road saftey record in Europe......( I dont use them,busses,but apparently the Polish busdrivers in my town are cracking blokes and decent drivers so...)

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