Studying in a UK university is stressful on the pockets!
Consequently, many students decide to take up part-time, and sometimes full-time, jobs. This not only helps them earn additional pocket money, but they can also add their experience in the CV highlighting their capabilities.
Prerequisites for jobs during study programmes in London or the UK
Students can work while their study programmes are still on. However, in case you decide to work, there are specific fundamentals that your college or university must fulfil. The institution has to be enlisted on the both of these forums:
- The official list of UKVI Sponsor
- Registered under ‘recognised bodies’
Overseas students undertaking study programmes in any one of those colleges are allowed working part-time for 20 hours or less in one week. Additionally, they can seek full-time jobs during their holidays.
However, if your academic institution isn’t enlisted in even one of the afore-mentioned list or you are studying some lower level course, then you’re not permitted to join a job during your course.
Are you seeking an all-inclusive guide concerning jobs while completing education in London? Visit the websites of UK Visa and Immigration and the UKCVISA for all the information you need.
Not only London, but there are also endless work opportunities for undergraduates, postgraduates, and other students throughout the UK. In fact, numerous universities offer consultancy programmes for work placement and careers that help scholars find employment. A simple search at the following sites will provide you with ample options:
Work visas for students
Students coming from European Union countries are not constraint by any of these limitations. They don’t have to concern themselves with issues like student visas or work permits either.
Contrarily, non-EU scholars who want an extension of their UK stay have to submit forms for work visas on completing their study programmes.
Several visa options are available for all London graduates.
- Student visa or Tier 4 Visa
Two scenarios are possible here. One, you can opt for this Tier 4 Visa another time by showcasing that you’ll pursue further higher education. For instance, after completing postgraduate, now you will start with your PhD. Two, you can further your student visa for a year after the course completion. In this case, there is no work rights exemption except professions like dentistry or doctors.
- Tier 2 Work Visa (General)
This one is the essential permit to stay and have a job in the United Kingdom after finishing your studies. Before applying, ensure you’ve the offer letter that requires a skilled professional under a certified employer. Also, your salary should not be less than £20,800.
After the completion of 5 years employment, the visa holder of this category can submit the ILR or Indefinite Leave to Remain form. This is applicable only when they satisfy the prerequisites like the salary requirement of £35,000 along with other eligibility criteria.
- Graduate Entrepreneur or Tier 1 Visa
Have an original and dynamic business idea? Then, this visa is for you!
Make sure that the UK university recognises you as a potential candidate who can establish his/her business, and the Graduate Entrepreneur Visa will be yours.
- Youth Mobility Scheme (Tier 5) Visa
Some nationalities have the opportunity to submit this work scheme visa for two years. The official website of UK Govt. will provide you with additional info.
- Tier 5 Visa – Temporary Workers
People attend internships and garner other work experiences with the help of this visa. Scholars can also switch from their student visas to this Tier 5 work permit staying within the boundaries of the United Kingdom.
Still confused about what you should do? The UK Visa and Immigration site can provide you with all the trending news alongside the latest alterations regarding the student visas and work permits.