Though taking part in clubs, sports, and social activities is crucial, you can also use your free
time to launch your career. Your chances of finding employment after finishing your studies will
increase if you are proactive and make the initial moves toward the working world.
International students can work part-time according to the terms of their visa. You are
permitted to work if you attend a university or college that is mentioned on the official UKVI
Sponsor List and the list of "Recognized Bodies." A maximum of 20 hours per week can be
worked by international students who are enrolled in full-time undergraduate or graduate
degree programs at an accredited university. You may do this to work more during your
vacations and less throughout the school year.
It's crucial to confirm your eligibility for employment before accepting a part-time position,
work study opportunity, internship, or any other type of unpaid or volunteer work. A National
Insurance (NI) number is also required in order to work while studying in the UK. When looking
for part-time work, bear the following in mind:
– Flexibility in scheduling
– Career relevance and skill building
– Balancing work and educational performance
The most popular part-time jobs in the UK for overseas students are: a tutor, a dog walker, a
retail worker, a translator, a research assistant, a hotel receptionist, and more. You might earn
an average of £8.97 per hour as a barista. You might earn an average of £8.72 per hour as a
prep cook. The best way to get a job sooner is to apply for as many opportunities as you can
using your school's recruitment portal, your university's portal, or employment portals like Post
Study, which cater to international students. Regular graduate recruitment fairs are organized
in big cities and on university campuses.