Transferring from UK to US

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Kwilson, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. Kwilson

    Kwilson New Member

    Looking at some of the posts in the discussions forum, and noticed a few few topics about moving about to different countries.

    Am on the Graduate programme and in a Supervisor position in the UK, and once completed, i want to move to the US with the company...

    The only thing i have heard is i may need to resign over here before trying to get into UPS in the states. If this is true, i may look at other countries

    Can you help me out at all guys...?

    Regards
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    When you first posted your inquiry you never mentioned that you were in a supervisory position. This may work to your advantage, especially since you will be paying for the move yourself. You need to contact your local HR person to get the ball rolling.
     
  3. DesertRider

    DesertRider New Member

    UPS doesn't recognise country to country transfers if its by the employees choice. If you can get a placement in the US then that's different but chances are very very slim. People wait years for drivers jobs here let alone anything higher so you're more likely going to have to start at the bottom if you were to resign and restart but then if you don't have a job offer you wont get a Green Card/Visa, without them you wont get a job.
     
  4. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    If you go to the right areas, they will hire off the street FT. I would love to move to a warmer climate for my back, but I don't know if I'd risk quitting. I don't want to be blacklisted. Considering I am an ex-steward, I think it's highly likely.

    Management is probably easier to get transferred.

    good luck.
     
  5. BSWALKS

    BSWALKS Easily Amused

    Supervisor in my building had a hell of a time transferring. I heard he was a center manager someplace in Europe but I'm not positive.
     
  6. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    One of our last division managers is now a manager in Europe. I think an automotive manager was also transferred to Europe. Seems to me, you should be looking to get beyond supervisor for that kind of transfer.
     
  7. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    I would talk you you HR person and see if there is an opening in the UPS that you can apply for as you wan to move.
     
  8. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    Got a driver in my center (US) that used to drive for UPS in the UK...

    So, the possibility exists.

    Somehow I feel it would be easier to transfer as a supervisor than it would be to transfer as an hourly.

    You need to go to HR, advice from this forum will be dicey, at best.
     
  9. Kwilson

    Kwilson New Member

    Thank you for your advice. Will contact HR tomorrow, may also speak to UK ops Manager as he is American. Thanks again
     
  10. BSWALKS

    BSWALKS Easily Amused

    May I ask? What makes you want to move?