International graduate jobs: jobs outside the UK

As many international students in the UK know, finding a graduate level job outside your home country is not always simple. You need to understand the job market and where vacancies are advertised. It may not be clear if a work visa is required and what the restrictions on this are, if in doubt contact the company.


  • Do you know which companies are located in the country or city you want to work in?
  • Are graduate schemes common in this country?
  • When are jobs advertised and how do you access them?
  • How do I write CV for that country?
  • How will you manage travel to multiple interviews if you are outside of that country?
  • What visa do I need? For a definitive answer always check embassy or government websites, Prospects below will give some advice.

You can find the answers here

  • CareerConnect Search opportunities by location and/or country.
  • GoinGlobal Access to job and employer information around the world.
  • Prospects country guides Information and links for finding graduate jobs plus visa information.
  • UK Government's ‘Living In’ guides - Europe Visas are now required for UK citizens who want to work in Europe. Start by researching the visa requirements and application process using the Government's guides for the country you are interested in. You will also need to check the visa and immigration guidelines with the Embassy or Consulate for the country in which you wish to work and contact them directly for further advice on visa applications.
  • Gradlink Graduate jobs for international students who have studied in the UK. Vacancy search plus sector guides by region or country for different career areas with suggested vacancy sites. Has specific coverage for Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, Gulf, India & Canada.
  • Glassdoor Vacancy search is searchable by city. eg Paris, France, not just France, so you need to know where you want to be based. You can put graduate in the keyword search.
  • Target jobs Use the search function and select graduate jobs and international
  • Prospects Job search function - select graduate jobs or schemes and Europe or worldwide.
  • Use contacts, LinkedIn groups and alumni networks to find information and opportunities.