Students

Working & studying internationally resources

See also:

  • the working abroad section in the Information Room for more information on some countries and on international organisations
  • working abroad
  • studying abroad.
Subject & title Location & notes
AGCAS country profiles
https://targetjobs.co.uk/careers-advice/working-abroad
Impartial country profiles written by AGCAS members with job market information and vacancy sources. See also the graduate's guide to working abroad and country profiles for studying abroad.
From the UK's international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. Includes information on studying abroad and advertises a range of global scholarship opportunities.
Company, financial & legal information
http://www.bath.ac.uk/library/subjects/management/financial
Resources made available by the University Library. Useful for researching employers, industries and countries. Includes:
  • Passport - with company and country profiles and reports on consumer and service markets
  • Nexis UK - profiles of global and UK companies, newspapers (including the Financial Times) and trade press
  • OSIRIS - in-depth financial reports on companies worldwide.
Environment 2012 (Bath only) Guide to the work carried out by environmental and environmentally related organisations in the UK and abroad.
Erasmus+
http://www.erasmusplus.org.uk
EU funded programme to help young people, students and adults to gain experience and skills by studying, training or volunteering abroad.
Campus contact: International Relations Office, Mobility Office in 6W, email erasmus@bath.ac.uk
EURAXESS UK
https://www.euraxess.org.uk/
Information and advice for international researchers wishing to come to the UK and for UK researchers looking for jobs in research abroad.
Finding a graduate job (Careers Service publication) PDF file - 343 kb (campus only)

Skills file 9: job search
Handout available
Foreign & Commonwealth Office: travel advice
https://travelaware.campaign.gov.uk/
For travel advice when you're going away.
Global resume and CV guide Skills shelves;
Library - three 7 day loan copies
Go International
http://www.go.international.ac.uk
An online resource for information on studying, working or volunteering abroad as part of a UK university education. Funded by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Higher Education Funding Council for England as part of the UK Strategy for Outward Mobility.
Go Overseas
http://www.gooverseas.com
Reviews from past participants of gap year, internship, volunteer and study abroad programmes.
Green volunteers: the world guide to voluntary work in nature conservation With occupational files R
International development directory Charities and voluntary sector shelves
International students (AGCAS special interest series)
http://targetjobs.co.uk/careers-advice/international-students
Includes working in the UK, working outside the UK and studying in the UK.
JobRank.org
http://www.jobrank.org/
Links to worldwide job sites. Searchable by country and job category.
MyLanguageTravel.com
http://www.my-language-travel.com
Directory of worldwide language courses which includes student reviews.
Onlinenewspapers.com
http://www.onlinenewspapers.com
Directory of online international newspapers. Useful for looking for job vacancies or reading local current affairs.
Paperboy
http://www.thepaperboy.com
Links to national and regional newspapers worldwide.
Prepare2GetAhead An e-learning career planning resource from the University of Warwick on developing employability skills while at university. Designed for UK-educated Chinese students, but useful for all students.
Prospects.ac.uk country profiles
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-work-experience/working-abroad
Thirty country profiles containing information on working abroad.
Rough guide to a better world
http://www.roughguide-betterworld.com/better-world.pdf
Includes information on volunteering, development and ethical trade and tourism. Published in 2004, this e-book may contain details which are out-of-date so should be used with caution.
Summer jobs worldwide Work experience shelves
TARGETjobs: the graduate's guide to working abroad (AGCAS publication)
https://targetjobs.co.uk/careers-advice/working-abroad
/423002-the-graduates-guide-to-working-abroad

 
Useful introduction that draws together all the things you need to think about when planning to work abroad.
TARGETpostgrad: the postgraduate guide to studying abroad (AGCAS publication)
http://targetpostgrad.com/advice/studying-abroad/
postgraduate-guide-studying-abroad

 
Useful introduction that draws together all the things you need to think about when planning to do further study abroad.
Teaching English abroad With occupational files A
UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs)
http://www.ukcisa.org.uk
Provides information for international students on studying and working in the UK, and for UK students on studying abroad;
See also UKCISA blog for students
Work your way around the world Work experience shelves
Working holidays Vacation Work - please ask at reception
Working in sport: how to find a sports related job in the UK or abroad With occupational files F
Working in the UK - a TUC guide
https://www.tuc.org.uk/workingintheuk
A guide from the TUC (Trades Union Congress) on working rights in the UK, including information for international workers
World Service Enquiry: international development jobs and volunteer information
http://www.wse.org.uk
UK charity that provides information and career advice to people who want to volunteer or work in international development and aid.
See also Europa world year book - volume one, volume two and volume three - available for reference in the University Library -

Africa

Subject & title Location & notes
Africa Job Board http://www.africajobboard.com An online job and blog platform.
FindaJobinAfrica.com
http://www.findajobinafrica.com
Vacancies throughout Africa. Provided by the Commonwealth Business Council's AfricaRecruit initiative, a non-profit-making organisation.
GradLink Africa
http://www.gradlinkuk.com/africa.php
Includes jobs, links with graduate employers, advice sections, and the latest news and events relating to the graduate labour markets across Africa.

Australia and New Zealand

Subject & title Location & notes
Australia's top 100 graduate employers
Gradaustralia has produced this directory of the most sought-after graduate employers based on a survey of Australian university students.
Graduate opportunities: Australasia's graduate jobs directory
http://www.graduateopportunities.com
Includes articles with advice on recruitment procedures, and an employer directory. This site is aimed at Australasian nationals and other nationals who have studied there, and is produced on behalf of Graduate Careers Australia.
Guide: everything you need to know about applying to university in Australia and New Zealand Studying abroad shelves;
See also http://www.studyoptions.com.
IDP education
https://www.idp.com/australia/international-students
Information on studying in Australia. Also offer a free, impartial enrolment service.
Jobaroo
http://www.jobaroo.com
Jobs in Australia for professionals and travellers.
Studies in Australia
http://www.studiesinaustralia.com
Guide for international students
Study overseas: Australia
http://studyoverseasglobal.com/Aus/study-in-australia
Offers free services and advice to those interested in studying in Australia.
Working in New Zealand
http://www.workingin-newzealand.com
Advice on jobs, visas and moving to New Zealand.

Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg

Subject & title Location & notes
EuroBrussels.com
http://www.eurobrussels.com
Jobs in Brussels, specialising in EU institutions and International Organisations
Jobs in Brussels
http://www.jobsinbrussels.com
Job opportunities with English as the main working language
Netherlands Organisation for International Cooperation in Higher Education
https://www.nuffic.nl/en
Contains information on studying in Holland and a searchable database of programmes taught in English or other foreign languages.
VDAB: solliciteren
http://www.vdab.be/werkinzicht/solliciteren.shtml
Hints and tips for making applications in Belgium.

Canada

Subject & title Location & notes
GradLink Canada
http://www.gradlinkCANADA.com
Connects Canadian students studying in the UK with opportunities in Canada. Developed by UWE with UK Government funding.

China

Subject & title Location & notes
Case studies of Chinese graduates (Bath only) Information provided by AGCAS:
Most of the case studies featured here were generated from UK alumni contacts made during the China visit to Beijing and Shanghai by members of the AGCAS Internationalisation Task Group in 2009. The case studies represent the views of individuals at different stages in their careers.
 
Find Jobs in China
http://chinaportal.guccu.org/bath
Portal provided by Global University China Career Union (GUCCU), which is a partnership of Chinese universities and the Lockin China recruitment platform.
For Chinese students stuying outside China, and for other students and graduates who are interested in working in China.
Includes vacancies with Chinese employers, events, labour market information and advice on selection procedures.
GradLink China
http://www.gradlinkchina.com
Connects Chinese students studying in the UK with opportunities in China. Developed by UWE with UK Government funding.
Job hunting in China for Chinese students (Careers Service publication) Download helpsheet

Europe

Subject & title Location & notes
Entrypark international career book: business Working internationally shelves;
See also https://www.entrypark.com/careerbook/europe/business
Entrypark international career book: science, tech & engineering Working internationally shelves;
See also https://www.entrypark.com/careerbook/europe/engineering
EURES: the European job mobility portal
http://ec.europa.eu/eures
Access job vacancies and find information about living and working in specific European countries. EURES is designed to facilitate the free movement of workers within the European Economic Area and the website includes lots of useful information and advice.
Erasmus+
http://www.erasmusplus.org.uk
EU funded programme to help young people, students and adults to gain experience and skills by studying, training or volunteering abroad.
Campus contact: International Relations Office, Mobility Office in 6W email erasmus@bath.ac.uk
Europages
http://www.europages.com
European business directory, accessible in 25 languages. Includes company contact details.
European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO)
http://www.eu-careers.eu
Career opportunities in the European Institutions. Includes information on traineeships.
GraduatejobsinEurope.com
http://graduatejobsineurope.com
Information on working and studying in Europe. Provided by gti media including data from TARGETjobs.
Library and Learning Centre: European Documentation Centre
http://www.bath.ac.uk/library/about/
collections/other/edc
Details of EU journals, books and statistics available in the University Library.
Ready to make the move? What you need to know about living and working abroad - and so much more (European Commission) Working internationally shelves
UK National Europass Centre
https://www.naric.org.uk/Europass/default.aspx
Europass is a collection of five documents that records your qualifications and skills in an understandable manner so that you can change jobs and move around Europe more easily.
See also under individual country names -

France

Subject & title Location & notes

Germany

Subject & title Location & notes
DAAD: study and research in Germany
https://www.daad.org.uk/en/study-research-in-germany/
Site includes a database of postgraduate courses.
Working in Germany Website provided by ZAV International Placement Services (part of the Federal Employment Services in Germany and European Employment Service) with lots of relevant information and a free information and advice service.

Hong Kong

Subject & title Location & notes
Education Post: Find further education courses
http://www.educationpost.com.hk/courses
Online directory of courses, listing both nationwide courses in Hong Kong and international courses at overseas institutions.
HKSTP Talent Pool Platform
https://talent.hkstp.org
Established by Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation. Job vacancies in the technology and design industries.
Postgraduate studies in Hong Kong
http://www.grad.edu.hk
Country information and details of programmes at seven universities in Hong Kong.
See also South East Asia -

Ireland

Subject & title Location & notes
gradireland Working internationally shelves;
See also http://www.gradireland.com
Ireland's 100 leading graduate employers Working internationally shelves;
See also http://gradireland.com/irelands100
postgradireland.com
http://www.postgradireland.com
Includes a list of institutions and advice on applying.

Italy

Subject & title Location & notes

Japan

Subject & title Location & notes
Japan Association for Working Holiday Makers
http://www.jawhm.or.jp/eng/
The Japan Association for Working Holiday Makers, under the responsibility of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, is the only authorised organisation in Japan designed to help Working Holiday Makers. Provide advice, free job referral service and accommodation information.
Work in Japan.com
www.daijob.com/en
Job vacancies for English-Japanese bilinguals wishing to work in Japan

Middle East

Subject & title Location & notes
GradLink Gulf 
http://www.gradlinkuk.com/gulf
Specialist careers site for students/graduates looking to work in the Gulf, providing links with employers and jobs across the region. Developed by UWE.

South East Asia

Subject & title Location & notes
ABS India (Association of British Scholars India)
http://www.britishcouncil.in/programmes
/uk-alumni/join-association-british-scholars-abs
Alumni network for Indian students who have studied in the UK. This is a non-profit organisation supported by the British Council and the British High Commission in India.
GradLink ASEAN
http://www.gradlinkASEAN.com
Connects students from ASEAN countries studying in the UK with opportunities in their home countries. Developed by UWE with UK Government funding.
GradLink Bangladesh http://www.gradlinkuk.com/south-asia.php Connects students from Bangladesh who are studying in the UK with opportunities in their home country. Developed by UWE with UK Government funding.
GradLink India
http://www.gradlinkindia.com
Connects Indian students studying in the UK with opportunities in India. Developed by UWE with UK Government funding.
GRADmalaysia.com
http://www.gradmalaysia.com
Vacancies, careers information and employer information.
GRADsingapore.com
http://gradsingapore.com/
Vacancies, careers information and employer information.
Jobstreet.com
http://www.jobstreet.com
Jobs in India, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines, searchable by occupation and with employer names displayed.
Malaysia's 100 leading graduate employers
http://www.malaysias100.com
Conduct an annual survey to determine Malaysia's 100 most popular graduate employers.
Postgradasia.com
http://www.postgradasia.com
Course information and news, including scholarships and funding.
Singapore's 100 Leading Graduate Employers
http://www.singapores100.com
Rankings were determined through country-specific polls of the three countries’ fresh graduates and final-year students.
Work Singapore
http://www.worksingapore.com
Jobs in Singapore for graduates of universities outside Singapore.

Spain and Portugal

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Switzerland

Subject & title Location & notes
Staufenbiel Switzerland
https://www.staufenbiel.ch
Information on studying and working in Switzerland; find work placements, universities, current vacancies and company profiles. Main site is in German, although jobs are in English.

UK (for international students)

Subject & title Location & notes
Education UK
http://www.educationuk.org
Lots of advice and information for international students on studying and living in the UK.
EURAXESS UK
http://www.britishcouncil.org/new/euraxess
Information and advice for international researchers wishing to come to the UK and for UK researchers looking for jobs in research abroad.
GoStudyUK
http://www.gostudyuk.com
Information and advice for international students about all aspects of studying and living in the UK, including study options, fees, scholarships, living costs, visas, accommodation and what it’s really like to be a student in the UK.
Government's official list of Tier 2 and 5 sponsors. You can use this to rule out a potential employer if they do not appear in the list. However, it is important to note that if an employer does appear on the register this does not automatically mean they will accept applicationsfor graduate roles and certainly not in all roles.
International students (AGCAS special interest series)
http://targetjobs.co.uk/careers-advice/international-students
Includes working in the UK, working outside the UK and studying in the UK.
Maximise your chances of success: a guide for international students (Careers Service publication) PDF file - 85 kb
 
National minimum wage: GOV.UK
https://www.gov.uk/your-right-to-minimum-wage
Including information on rates and who is entitled to receive National Minimum Wage.
Prepare2GetAhead An e-learning career planning resource from the University of Warwick on developing employability skills while at university. Designed for UK-educated Chinese students, but useful for all students.
Prospects Postgrad UK General UK Further and Higher Education;
For overseas students;
See also https://www.prospects.ac.uk/postgraduate-courses.
Recruiting International Graduates - A Guide for Employers (AGCAS)
http://www.agcas.org.uk/agcas_resources/598-Recruiting-
International-Graduates-A-Guide-for-Employers
Written for employers but useful for students and graduates to refer to as well.
Student Circus
https://studentcircus.com/
Job site for international students looking for work in the UK. Includes pre-filtered jobs from companies that can sponsor Tier 2 work visas.
UK job search and recruitment: a guide for international students (Careers Service publication) PDF file - 81 kb
UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs)
http://www.ukcisa.org.uk
Provides information for international students on studying and working in the UK, and for UK students on studying abroad;
See also UKCISA blog for students
Visas and immigration: GOV.UK
https://www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration
Government information for foreign nationals entering the UK
Workplace culture & etiquette: a guide for students (Careers Service publication) PDF file - 60 kb
 

USA

Subject & title Location & notes
educationUSA
http://www.educationusa.state.gov
Guide to US higher education. Includes sections on graduate study and financial assistance.
Fulbright Commission
http://www.fulbright.co.uk
Provide an advisory service and extensive information on study and work exchange programmes in the USA.
Peterson's
https://www.petersons.com/
Information resources and searchable database of graduate schools, scholarships, grants and prizes.
ThomasNet
http://www.thomasnet.com
Searchable database of industrial companies in the USA
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
http://www.eeoc.gov
Information and advice on employment law and types of discrimination in the USA.