Working in the UK
During your studies you may want to gain part-time employment to:
- give you extra money
- meet new people and get to know the local community
- showcase the skills which graduate employers seek, such as teamwork and communication
Part-time and vacation work
Find job vacancies and CV advice
On our Graduate vacancies page you can find a list of sources of graduate jobs, and information on career sectors on our Types of jobs pages.
The following may also be useful:
Advice on applications
For help with application forms, CVs, assessment centres and interview techniques, use the information in the making applications section of our website.
Our leaflet Covering letters: UK conventions deals with UK-specific aspects of writing covering letters using examples from real-life applications.
When applying for jobs in the UK, you will be asked about your previous qualifications. Consider how your country’s qualifications compare to those in this country. The UCAS website has standard comparisons for non-A Level qualifications such as the International Baccelaureate.
International secondary school qualifications
Unfortunately, there are no official equivalencies offered for most international secondary school qualifications. UK NARIC has introduced a service designed to assist non-UK students in assessing the equivalency of their qualifications. There is a charge for this service.
You may also find it useful to read our leaflet on International qualification equivalencies .
Written and verbal English
UK employers expect a good standard of written and verbal English. If you are not a native speaker, try and work hard to improve your English during your time in the UK to maximise your chances of finding graduate employment.