Outside the UK

If you are planning to return home to work, or want to work in another country, you may be wondering where to start.

The Country Profiles and working abroad guides on targetjobs.co.uk are essential resources for students and graduates thinking about studying or working abroad.

Working abroad covers topics including the job market, applying for jobs, vacancy sources, getting work experience, visa information, and living in the country in question.

The Graduate's guide to working abroad provides information on everything you need to get the most out of working abroad. It includes advice on where to go, whom to work for, visas and work permits, and day-to-day practicalities.  

In the UK

If you are considering the possibility of staying on in the UK to work after your studies you can find full details of all the options that could be available to you within the UK Visas and Immigration section of the GOV.UK website (UK Visas and Immigration is part of the Home Office and has replaced the UK Border Agency).

The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) provides information for international students on working in the UK after your studies, but please also check the UK Visas and Immigration section on GOV.UK for the latest official information.

If you are a European Economic Area (EEA) or Swiss national, then the above information about UK immigration and visas does not apply to you. Please see instead the relevant section on the GOV.UK website.

Related links

  • UKCISA - UK Council for International Student Affairs
  • UK NARIC - The National Recognition Information Centre for the UK
    As the National Agency, managed on behalf of the UK Government, NARIC is the only official source of information on international qualifications to organisations recruiting from overseas and to individuals wishing to work or study in the UK. Individuals from overseas contact NARIC to understand how their qualifications relate to those in the UK; information that can then be used to help them through the UK's immigration system, applying for a job in the UK or enroll on an education course.
  • UK Visas and Immigration 
    Information about the immigration categories for non-European migrants who want to work in the UK. Each category has different requirements, so you should read the requirements for your chosen category before you apply for a visa.