Indians students usually enter the UK with a Tier 4 Student Visa and are allowed to work for 20 hours a week during their course. Once they have graduated, then they can work full-time. Job market competition can be fierce, but it is possible to get ahead of the competition by being aware of current trends and proactive.
Benefit of the Post-Study Work Visa
Thanks to recent policy changes and the introduction of the two years post-study work visa (PSW visa) in the UK, it is easier than ever to find full-time employment in the UK. The previous 4-6 month visa restriction will soon be a thing of the past, but now it is two-years, students can focus fully on their future.
Popular Courses to Study in UK
Popular courses in the UK include:
World class research, excellent facilities and informed teaching makes the UK a popular destination for students interested in the above subjects.
Making Yourself Employable
Choosing the Right University
When considering what university to join, the local area, transport, accommodation, quality of teaching and national rankings are just a few things to think about. If you want to find your dream job after you graduate, it is important to think about a university’s reputation in the subject area you wish to study.
Start Looking for Work Early in UK
Don’t wait until the end of your course to start looking for work. Make a head start by researching and apply for roles earlier. The job market is very competitive and every advantage helps.
Networking and Contacts
Joining communities, clubs and societies means making new friends and building a network of contacts which can benefit your future. Once you have built your resume, you can then post it on LinkedIn to make further contacts and recognition.
Find Work in the UK
Part-Time Work and Internship Opportunities
Part-time work can be an exciting way to gain experience whilst studying. Work can be sought in the university through the campus career cell, and off-campus tutoring jobs can be opted for by more skilled students. Other jobs are amply available in shops, cafes and restaurants and these would also help develop your confidence, communication, interpersonal skills.
Job portals and recruitment agencies can significantly help in getting a job or an internship. You can apply through portals such as Student Job, Careers Group London, Reed, Matchtech, Unitemps, Monster, Student Circus, Jobs.ac.uk and Prospects.ac.uk.
Graduate Schemes in the UK
Companies sometimes employ recent graduates with little or no experience for Graduate Programmes. These can be jobs or internships, and can provide an excellent window to work in the UK. You can also apply directly to a company or on the company website with a cover letter. This helps get better results, gain exposure and develop contacts to aid in securing jobs in the future.
Study in the UK
There are several ways to get employed in the UK, but they all require sincerity and constant endeavour. If you are interested in learning more about studying and working in the UK, arrange your free consultation with SI-UK India today.