Interested in working overseas? There are a range of opportunities available including summer jobs, voluntary work, internships and longer-term employment options.
The Graduate Guide to Working Abroad – A quick guide to everything you need to get the most out of working abroad. Advice on where to go, who to work for, visas and work permits and day-to-day practicalities.
Working Abroad – Target Jobs – Working abroad options for students and graduates. Find in-depth guides to 40 countries (from Oz to US) written by experts from UK uni careers services.
Topics covered are the job market, applying for jobs, vacancy sources, getting work experience, visa information, and living in the country in question.
Job Search abroad
Going Global career and employment resources include more than 10,000 pages of constantly-updated content on topics such as: job search sources, work permit/visa regulations, resume writing guidelines and more. Please access this resource by visiting the front page of UniLife Connect
For a country-specific job search, or for up to date information on what it is like to work and live in different countries visit the Working Abroad – Useful Links page
Below are general links specifically for job/internship/work experience opportunities abroad:
AIESEC – is an international student organisation that arranges traineeships in 88 countries. Placements are available in management, development, technical fields and education. It will match you to a company and arrange your work visa; you will have to pay for travel and insurance. A few placements are unpaid, but practically all include accommodation and food.
Anywork Anywhere – Resource for job search, volunteering, visa info and training.
BUNAC – BUNAC offers a range of work abroad and volunteer abroad programmes.
Camp Leaders – Camp Leaders specialise in summer camp jobs abroad for students & 18-25s.
ECTARC – work experience opportunities.
EURES – The European job mobility portal.
Euro Graduate – The European Graduate Career Guide
European Training Services Ltd – Work placements in Europe.
Eurostudent – The main aim of the EUROSTUDENT project is to collate comparable data on the social dimension of European higher education. It focuses on the socio-economic background and on the living conditions of students, but it also investigates temporary international mobility. For more information on national profiles (25 European countries listed) or to ‘have your say’ please click take a look at the website
Footprints – Teach English abroad all over the world – free applications, no program fees. 10000+ teachers placed since 2001.
Generation UK – China – Launched by the British Council in 2013. It aims to help students from the UK boost their employability, enhance their long-term job prospects and develop a global mindset through study and work experience opportunities in China.
Go Abroad Opportunities – Work, study, volunteer, teach.
Go International – UK higher education is committed to increasing the proportion of UK students with international experience.
GradLink UK is a specialist careers website designed for UK-educated students and graduates from:
iAgora – provides first jobs and internships all over Europe
International service – Volunteer in Latin America, West Africa and the Middle east.
IAESTE – provides work experience in over 85 countries.
Jobs Abroad – Search for opportunities around the globe.
LinkedIn Student Job Search – Search thousands of jobs for graduates on LinkedIn.
OverseasJobs.com – Features overseas and international job opportunities.
Payaway – A guide to working and living abroad, seasonal jobs, working holidays, career breaks, gap years, volunteer work and long term travel.
Prospects – Explore working and study abroad – A comprehensive guide which includes country-specific information and a range of job search resources.
Smaller Earth – Smaller Earth is one of the UK’s leading gap year travel providers, sending thousands of travellers abroad every year. Whether you want to volunteer in Africa, or more interested in gap year jobs. Topics covered are the job market, applying for jobs, vacancy sources, getting work experience, visa information, and living in the country in question.
TipTopJob.com – TipTopJob is a unique network of generic and specialist job sites that cover more than 83 countries and 35 industry sectors.
To gain experience in a job you might wish to take up an Internship. Internships can be much sort after because most of them are paid positions which can last anywhere from weeks, months to even years depending on the company, the position or project.
Completing an internship is a great addition to your CV and will help give you the edge when going to interview. Your gained experience is perfect for discussion and you can tell the interviewer about your newly developed skills you gleaned from the role.
EWEP – European work experience programme.
Tell Us UK – European student placement opportunities.
Uniplacement – offer one year placements as part of a degree course.
Twin – Worldwide opportunities for paid work, gap years, conservation volunteering (animals) and community volunteering (children).
Internships.com – Internships.com is the world’s largest internship marketplace bringing students, employers and higher education institutions together in one centralized location.
LinkedIn Student Job Search – Search thousands of student internships on LinkedIn.
GoAbroad.com -The leading international education and experiential travel resource.
Students go abroad – Internships/volunteering/language holidays.
Holiday Break Jobs – Activity Centre and overseas camping jobs.
Carvan Holiday Recruitment – Requirements minimum of 1year customer service role, desirable to have previous tour operator/camping experience.
Jet2careers – Cabin crew, operations and more.
TUI Travel – key business areas: Mainstream holidays, Specialist & Activity and Accommodation & Destinations.
Thomas Cook Travel – Cabin crew and overseas representatives
Season Wrokers – Jobs in Alps, New Zealand &USA. Chalet staff, chef jobs, ski guides.
Overseas Job Centre – Summer jobs, ski resort, summer camps, au pairing & Farm work
PGL – Leading provider of residential children’s adventure holidays. Activity instructors, watersports instructors, catering.
E4S – Latest student jobs, part-time jobs, temporary jobs, internships, graduate jobs.
Summer Jobs – Summer jobs UK and overseas
www.seasonworkers.com/ – Summer jobs, Ski resort jobs, ski & snowboard courses, gap year, outdoor sports, childcare jobs, TEFL jobs and courses, catering & hospitality
www.placerecusa.com/placerec.html – Paid work placements in Hotel and theme park industry within Canada and USA
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