INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Working and Studying in the UK and Abroad • Careers is here to help you from the very first day you come to UCLan and throughout your studies. Throughout these slides we will cover: • UK style applications • Checking your international qualifications • Finding jobs in the UK • Finding jobs outside the UK • Postgraduate study in the UK and abroad • Visa information • Where to go for further advice UK style applications In the UK, the application process may involve different steps depending on the size of the employer, the level of specialism and the seniority of the post. The process may involve a few or all of these steps, (often, but not always, in this order): - an on-line/paper application form or CV with covering letter - application tests (personality and psychometric tests) - telephone interview - assessment centre (with a combination of tests, interview/s, group exercises, tours/opportunities to meet the staff) - face to face interview - job offer (subject to acceptable references, a medical check and sometimes security checks). UK style applications Employers place great importance on English language fluency, self-awareness, relevant skills for the job and job motivation. Each job application should be individually tailored to meet the needs of the employer. We have a series of career booklets for more information and advice on the application process: CV Help Cover Letter Guide Application Form Guide Personal Statement Interview Help Psychometric Testing Assessment Centres Checking your international qualifications When listing your international qualifications you should indicate the equivalent educational level in the UK. If you are not sure then you can check with the organisation UK Naric Finding jobs in the UK UCLan links • • • • • UCLan careers website (includes My Futures jobs portal) Student Union Opportunities Centre Lancashire Student Volunteering Work Experience and Volunteering (Careers booklet) Creative Approaches to Job and Work Experience Search (Careers booklet) External links • Job Centre Plus • Local newspapers e.g. Lancashire Evening Post • Volunteer Centre in Preston Finding jobs outside the UK • Work Abroad section on International Futures • Target Jobs working abroad information • Going Global – find international jobs and internships. Expert advice on CVs, work permit and visa requirements for work abroad • Country guides for international students planning on returning to their home country Postgraduate study in the UK and Abroad • Studying at UCLan • Studying in the UK • Studying outside the UK Visa information • Working during studies - advice and information from UKCISA – You can also contact the International Student Support & Compliance Team or email [email protected] • Working after studies - advice and information from UKCISA – Working Visas presentation – slides from recent seminar by an Immigration Solicitor N.B. Careers cannot offer specialist visa advice and support. Further information and advice • If you have any international queries, you can drop in to Careers and speak to our International Careers Adviser on Monday and Tuesday 1-2 p.m. (no appointment needed).