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International students

If you’re an international student in the UK and are hunting for a graduate job or want to gain work experience while you study, look no further. Find out about visas and permits with our handy guide to the UK’s points-based system and check what work you are allowed to undertake as a student. We have advice for you on getting hired in the UK as well as tips on starting your career if you plan to return home or want an overseas job with a multinational employer. Regardless of where you plan to start work, we’ll help you present yourself in the best possible light to graduate recruiters. If you're considering postgraduate study, check out TARGETpostgrad.

Tips for international students seeking work outside the UK

If you’re an international student looking for work outside the UK, our checklist will help you plan your job hunt.


Getting work experience as an international student

Graduate employers value work experience, but international students need to check their entitlement to work under the UK’s points-based system.


International students' guide to job hunting in the UK

Working in the UK after your studies will provide you with experience that will help you stand out in the global employment market.


Visas and permits for international students who wish to work in the UK

Find out about the UK’s point-based system and what it means for international students looking for work.


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