The broad and eclectic range of industries in the UK makes it one of the best choices for work in Europe, with many cities transforming into international business hubs.
You are allowed to work while studying if you study at a university or college that is listed on both the official UKBA Sponsor list and the list of ‘recognised bodies’.
If you study a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate degree course, international students are allowed to work part-time during term for up to 20 hours a week and full-time during the holidays. If your course is a lower level then you can work for up to 10 hours a week.
There are no working restrictions for students from the European Union (EU).
There are thousands of part-time student jobs in London to help support your studies. Many universities have work placement centres to help you find employment. You can also search online at :
Tip - A part-time job will earn you additional money and give you vital extra skills, such as teamwork – great for your CV.
To get a foot in the door of an organisation, many students in the UK look for work experience. If you are successful in securing a place, the work could happen for any amount of time and at any point.
Your university’s international office can help you find and apply for work experience and internships.
There are lots of voluntary roles in the UK that can help you to develop your English skills and allow you to give something back to a charitable organisation. If you can afford to work unpaid in order to gain experience, taking on a voluntary placement will be worthwhile and can help boost your CV.
You can find further volunteering projects that are happening locally in your community by checking local newspapers and notice boards. Make sure you thoroughly research all volunteering opportunities and always check the terms and conditions before committing yourself to a scheme.