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Work opportunities for students in the UK

By studying in the UK, you will have opportunities to develop important workplace skills and your ability to think independently, which will significantly increase your chances of employment. 

English is the international language of business, science and technology. By studying and living in the UK, the home of English, you will be immersed in the language and have the opportunity to improve your communication skills (of course, this takes practice and hard work).

Many professional bodies and employers may require evidence of your English language skills. As a proud co-owner of IELTS (International English Language Testing System) IDP Education will be able to help you find a test centre. 

During your studies

You can work part-time, volunteer or complete a work placement or sandwich course during your time in the UK, all of which are valuable work-based experiences that can provide an edge and build your résumé.

Most universities and educational institutions in the UK have a dedicated careers centre that can advise students on all aspects of gaining employment during and after their studies.

For information on employment prospects and career tips and advice visit.

The Recent Policy Changes (2020/2021) On The Two-Year Post-study Work Visa

Previously, international students to the UK will only have 4 months after graduating to look for work in the UK. However, the UK government will be reintroducing a 2-year post-study work visa.

The announcement on September 10, 2019, by the Department of Education, said the new work visa would apply to those who “start courses in 2020-21 at undergraduate level or above”.

This would mean if you are studying in the UK as an international student for your undergraduate or post-graduate degree, you will have more time to look for career opportunities, making it an ideal time to come and study in the UK.

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High-paying part-time jobs in the UK

The UK is starting to become an even more attractive destination for international students, not just with its array of high quality universities, but also with the availability of a two-year post-study work visa for international students.

Education system of the UK

The UK education system offers a wide range of English language, pathway, undergraduate or bachelor, and postgraduate courses.

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