Work Outside the UK

In this section you can find information and resources on working around the world, which can be used whether you are an international or UK student.

Main information

Information for International Students

If you are an international student wishing to pursue a career in your home country you may find that many of the vacancies on CareerConnect and employers attending Fairs or giving presentations focus on UK recruitment. So what can you do if you want to find a job in your home country, and how can you make the best use of what’s on offer?

If you’ve been in the UK a number of years, it may not be so easy to find out what’s happening “on the ground”, but stay in touch through online newspapers, country/region-specific Student Societies, Professional Bodies, etc.

Although the resources we have at the Careers Service aren’t able to cover all of the opportunities that are available internationally, we are able to provide you with useful starting-points when you are looking for relevant information. Try to maintain links with your home country throughout your time at Oxford, and keep in contact with friends at University there, or your previous University.

Accessing employers

There are a number of international employers who visit Oxford, or publicise their vacancies through CareerConnect . Check the website regularly for details of new opportunities – sometimes these employers arrange interviews in Oxford near the time of their visit, so be ready to make your applications quickly. Some multinational organisations recruit on a global basis, but others recruit via national or region offices only. If you are interested in global recruiters who come to Oxford, why not ask their UK representatives how you can apply to work for them in your home country?

The Careers Service arranges a number of Careers Fairs outside of Oxford with other Universities, including Fairs in Asia.

International recruitment agencies

We get some vacancy information from a number of international recruitment agencies, such as Disco International (specialising in jobs for Japanese/English bilinguals), the Global Career Company and Contact Singapore. Recruitment agencies like these usually provide free advice to international job seekers, and may also run country, or region-specific, recruitment events, which we advertise on CareerConnect.

FURTHER RESOURCES

The Careers Service provides a wide variety of resources covering advice, information and guidance on working in many different countries. Here you will find resources on international work, including links to embassies and business directories.

Information available at the Careers Service

The Careers Service has a wide selection of resources and reference materials available for you to use here and some information you can take away.

  • The Working Abroad Files in our Resource Centre hold additional general information about working in particular countries, especially for working in Europe, Asia and the USA.
  • We also have a selection of career guides for some countries, such as Graduan (for Malaysian students), and GradChina. These are available to take away while stocks last, but can also be accessed online.

Useful links

Resources available via CareerConnect

  • VENTURE – website which covers a wide range of topics related to living, working and studying abroad.
  • Going Global – the Going Global career and employment website provides worldwide information on job openings and internships, industry profiles and country-specific career information.
  • WorldWide Volunteering – provides access to information about a wide range of volunteering opportunities throughout the UK and worldwide.

Useful guides and books

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