Jobs outside the UK

Whether you are a UK student who wants to work abroad or an international student who wishes to return to your own country to work after graduation, there is lots of advice, guidance, and country-specific information available to help you make an informed choice.

It’s vital to research the country or countries you are interested in, and to think about your reasons for choosing to work abroad.

In particular, you should ask yourself questions like:

  • How do I search for jobs?
  • How do I write and format a CV and covering letter?
  • What is the recruitment process?
  • Is a specific language required?
  • Do I require a visa and, if so, how do I get one?
  • What is the job market like in my chosen sector and country?
  • What experience and qualifications are required?
  • What are the living and accommodation costs?

For help with answering these questions, you can book an appointment with a careers adviser. You can also consult the resources below.

General resources

For general advice on working abroad, the Careers Centre recommends GoinGlobal (requires login).

Created by country experts, GoinGlobal features worldwide job and internship resources for more than 120 locations, including:

  • location-specific career guides
  • a proprietary H1B visa search engine
  • over 16 million job and internship postings.

GoinGlobal (requires login)

For further advice on working abroad, you may find the following resources helpful: