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Finding work after your studies

The following resources will help you find out about living and working in countries across the world and information on the job market and visas. Some resources also allow you to search for vacancies.

GoinGlobal logo 2016 Going Global offers you information about job hunting in over 50 countries. You can search job vacancies, find out about major employers and get advice on global CVs.

new prospects logo Prospects Country Profiles - Use the Prospects website to find information on the job market and sources of vacancies for countries worldwide and also learn how to apply for visas or work permits.

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Find out about working abroad on; topics covered include the job market, applying for jobs, vacancy sources, getting work experience, visa information and what life is like in that particular country.

agcas logo AGCAS Country Guides for International Students

These country guides offer practical advice to international students who have chosen to return to their home country to look for work. Each country guide includes key facts about current trends and jobs, advice about seeking employment, hints and tips for making a successful application, and helpful information sources for a range of countries:

Returning home to find work in your country after your studies

Gradlink UK produce a series of specialist careers websites designed for students and graduates from the below countries studying at universities across the UK. Use the relevant website to find out about job sector information, graduate vacancies, employers in your home country who recognise the value of recruiting UK-educated graduates.


See also for more information and opportunities across Africa.

Support for Chinese students returning to work in China

Lockin China is an overseas recruitment website that focuses on helping Chinese students and graduates find employment in China. They advertise job vacancies and also hold Chinese Returnees Career Development Fairs for Chinese Alumni. 

Gradlink China is a specialist website designed for students from China and provides job sector information, graduate vacancies and lists employers in China who recognise the value of recruiting UK educated graduates.

Careers Fairs

Often held in London, some organisations hold careers fairs to enable international students to meet with employers from their home country at a careers fair in the UK. Examples include:

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Alumni events

  • The British Council have developed a UK alumni network for a range of countries across the world.  They run networking and careers events which can include Career development workshops and recruitment fairs.
  • The University of Bradford Alumni Office is establishing a range of groups of alumni for its international students who are living or working abroad. Joining such a group would enable you to network with fellow alumni.