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Want To Work Abroad After Graduation? Build Up These Vital Skills Now
UoN students and graduates get free access to Passport Career, a subscription-based website which provides:
Unsure if your country is covered? See the Passport Career country lists on each continent page.
Student access to Passport CareerAlumni access to Passport Career*
*In My Career, click on Working Abroad on the top tool bar.
Before applying for a vacancy abroad you should consider the following points carefully:
Your approach will vary depending on whether your priority is to work wherever the best opportunities are for your chosen career, or whether you have a specific destination in mind. In this case, you might need to consider temporary or non-graduate positions as a way of obtaining valuable local knowledge, contacts and references.
Familiarise yourself early with visa conditions and application procedures in your target country. Being eligible will depend on a range of factors such as shortage occupations, qualifications, age, etc.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) website provides an up-to-date listing of foreign embassies in the UK which can be a useful source of information on these matters. You should also research other factors that will shape your experience of the country such as living standards or healthcare provision.
The University's Alumni Office has developed a network of international contacts and groups which may be helpful for networking after graduation.
Visit our Networking section for advice on face-to-face and online networking including the use of social media.
I will take a lot away from the year when I finish, with new friends all over the globe and proven skills in adapting to different environments and effective communication.
Ben Wolff, BSc Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience (2016)
Read Ben's story on our Careers blog
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