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How can International students find a job in the UK?

Written by ESC Admin on 08 Sep 2020 Posted in Blog

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Students making the leap from their native country to travel and study abroad are a daring, fantastic bunch of inquisitive people; letting their curiosities run wild and exploring the world. If their next stop is the UK to continue and flourish in their studies, then they may find securing a job overseas will also help. We have good news! There are no restrictions or extraordinary applying procedures when seeking work in the UK. Naturally, you will need to provide proof of your nationality, which your employer will ask for. The EEA (European Economic Area) also includes Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland.

So international students may already know this, but they will have had to apply for a Tier 4 visa and in order to work in the UK, there are, unfortunately, some strict regulations. In order to find out if a student can work or not, they are able to check the visa sticker or the Biometric Residence Permit, which can be found in their passport.

No need to worry, we are almost over the boring part! Below is a quick and help list which outlines what Tier 4 visa students can and cannot do:


This one is a favorite of ours. Not only is it an rewarding experience to work alongside your university peers, but it looks fantastic on a CV. Responsibilities include working on open days and fresher events and it is also a great chance to make friends with new people; making transition far more comforting.


With many UK universities situated in the greatest cities, there are also a wide selection of shops and world-wide known department stores! Of course, we all like to spend, however, if a student works as a mystery shopper, they can also be paid for doing it!


With many warehouse and factory positions (Amazon, Post Office and DHL to same a few) are always widely available, especially during holiday season, it is widely accessible to international students. Be warned, it is physically demanding, so students should ensure they can healthily maintain their work/life balance lifestyle.


If being a mystery shopper does not pay enough, or you need more hours then retail work will be more ideal. With plenty of opportunities available and typically experience is not required as training is given on the job. Thus, these are few of the jobs students can do in the UK.


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