Difficult to get jobs in the UK as Int. Student? Watch

kkohli17
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Hi there guys, bit of a dilemma,

I've heard that it's difficult to get a job in the UK if you're an international student. Is this true? I really want to study in the UK but not if it means I don't have a job after.

My degree of choice is Earth Science and I'm aiming for Imperial if that data is necessary.

Any of you have any experiences with this dilemma? or not?

Thank you.
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Well, if the likes of the Daily Mail are to be believed, you probably have more chance of securing work than a British born.
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_I had trouble getting a job in London because they all wanted the nationality related to their business.- _so as the sarcastic post above me suggests,# you'll probably have an easy time of it.- _(sorry my keyboard is screwed.-_)
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well....i'm British born and i'm struggling to get jobs- generally it's not only international students but British students too. Jobs are just hard to get lately
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The job market is very competitive at the moment. For non-EU students, there's also the issue of needing to get a visa to work which can be tough. But it's not impossible, but worth doing your research.
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Ah okay, that helps. Thanks for the info!


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(Original post by kkohli17)
Hi there guys, bit of a dilemma,

I've heard that it's difficult to get a job in the UK if you're an international student. Is this true? I really want to study in the UK but not if it means I don't have a job after.

My degree of choice is Earth Science and I'm aiming for Imperial if that data is necessary.

Any of you have any experiences with this dilemma? or not?

Thank you.
Your international status would be an issue UNLESS you have superior academic and work experiences. If you don't think you can achieve that during your time in university, then coming to the UK might not be ideal in terms of getting a job.
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DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT WASTE Your TIME!!!
Try other countries unless you are wired to study here in the UK.
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Apparently not. Most of the positions in supermarkets and fast food joints in north Bristol are taken up by international students and have been for several years now.
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OP, it's difficult generally for many in the UK to secure employment. I would say though its getting slightly better but still not that great!

I personally would wait or go elsewhere. Or if you desperately want to come to the UK by all means do but don't expect it to be plain sailing!

Good luck! :-)


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As others already mentioned, a to of students and graduates find it difficult to find a job.

I think you will probably manage to find a part-time job during your studies (retail or bar work or something) but it might be difficult after you've graduated. I think the main problem is that a company can only sponsor you if they can prove that you're more suitable for the job than the other candidates, which might be difficult if you're a graduate with little work experience in your field. It obviously depends on your experience though. Good luck!
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