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International students working in the UK

International students work in the UK

Many International students tend to look for work, while studying. Some might need to work to help pay their tuition fees, others for extra pocket money or to travel around.

Most of the International students especially non EU students tend to get work to either support themselves or get work experience in the UK which can prove to be useful when they return to their home countries.

If you are, an International student considering taking work alongside studying then you need to be aware of the UK border Agency regarding International students work.

If you are studying at a degree or higher level, then you are entitled to work 20 hours per week. On the other hand if your course under degree level, you will only be allowed to work 10 hours a week no more!
English language course students are not allegeable to work in the UK.

If you are a mature student with a family back home, please be aware that you will not be able to bring dependants with you if your course is less than six months.

Moreover, visas for courses below degree level will also be granted only if the institutions they attend are on a new register, the highly Sponsors list. (Check before you make any arrangements to avoid disappointment).

What do I need to do to get a job?

A Good looking CV A good written CV is usually a winner when applying for a job.

-       Include every single work experience you had in the past even it is only for a few days.
-       Explain in detail you previous role and what were your main job keys.
-       Include all education and short courses you attended, and don’t forget to put the years.
-       It is good to have own mobile phone and number, in order for the work agencies or employers to contact you directly and fast. Many agencies tend to call and ask you to attend a short notice interview or take a quick job.
-       Having your own transport or getting enough information about public transport in your area is very useful in order for you to get to interviews and short notice jobs in good time and avoid being late.
-       Patience is an extremely important aspect, students need to maintain when they are in the process of applying for new jobs. It might take a week, two, or maybe months before you get lucky and get a job. The secret here is to keep at it, improve your CV along the way and learn from your previous interviews.
-       Once you get a job, make sure you do your best as you will be more likely to get offered another one in the event of doing it really well.
-       Contact the agency once a week to remind them of you and ask whether they have anything available.

Best work places for Students.

Most Universities have designated places for job ads. Check those regularly!

Job Agencies Agencies are the best place for part time job seekers. They have many jobs that can suite a student. Events agencies are the best holiday work providers, as they will need part time workers to cater for special events.

Factory Jobs It is unlikely for a student to get a permanent job, but factories need part time workers almost all the time to replace its permanent employees in case of illness or holidays.

Typing jobs Typing jobs are one of the most popular jobs for students. You can do on in your free time or when you can. It is easy and does not need previous experiences. Although interested students in that kind of job need to proof a quick typing ability and accuracy.

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