Finding international jobs. Information for students looking for opportunities outside the UK.

Are you thinking about working abroad?

Quick links to sources of vacancies

Living and Working Outside the UK: General Information

Living and working abroad in specific countries, such as visa information, and insights into the labour market.

Further information

For more specific information/enquires please visit the official government website of the country that you are interested in or contact the consulate of the country. Please see the list of consular offices outside of London for the contact information of the country in question, if there is no consular office for that country local to you, please see the London diplomatic list for embassies/consulates in London

Understanding the labour market. What jobs are available and where do you look?

Your first step is to understand the job market, whether you are returning home or looking for work as an international applicant.

  • First identify the type of work you are interested in and the skills you have. This will make your research more targeted. Just be aware not all jobs are available everywhere and certainly may not be called the same name.
  • Will you need to learn a language?
  • Where are the main locations for the jobs you are interested in? Tourist areas, big cities, particular provinces? If you are returning home or have friends or family in the country you want to work in use your contacts. Where do friends and family work, who do they know? Can they tell you anything about which companies are expanding or are located in a particular area?

Use your networks to find out more

  • Use LinkedIn to find people working in the jobs you want in specific countries. Look at their profiles – what experience did they have, it’s a good indicator of what you might need. You could connect to them or join a local network to ask questions.
  • Meet international recruiters A number of international recruiters visit Manchester to hold recruitment presentations and interviews on campus or online. Check CareerConnect for upcoming events and job fairs.
  • International networks Professional and alumni networks to make contact with other international students, alumni and recruiters now working around the world.