Throughout the year we offer a number of opportunities for students to find employment with us. If you want to work in the UK you need to get a National Insurance number.
You may have a National Insurance (NI) number printed on the back of your biometric residence permit (BRP). You don’t need to apply for a National Insurance number if you already have one, or one is printed on your BRP.
If you don’t have a National Insurance number, you must apply. You can only apply for it once you’re in the UK.
You need to apply by phone for a National Insurance number.National Insurance number application line
Telephone: 0800 141 2075
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm
You will then receive a letter from Jobcentre Plus. This letter will likely ask you to attend an interview where you’ll be asked about your circumstances and why you need a National Insurance number.
The letter will also tell you which documents to bring to prove your identity, such as:
- passport or identity card
- residence permit
- birth or adoption certificate
- marriage or civil partnership certificate
- driving licence
Once your interview is complete, you will have a short wait until you receive your National Insurance number.
For more information on how to apply for a National Insurance number, click here.