UK style applications

Working and Studying in the UK and
• Careers is here to help you from the very first
day you come to UCLan and throughout your
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
- 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
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
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
– You can also contact the
International Student Support & Compliance Team
or email [email protected]
• Working after studies - advice and information
– 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).

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