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2018-07-30 11:56:38

How to stay working in England UK?

How to stay working in England UK?

You have successfully completed your studies on the shores of Misty Albion . They passed all the exams, listened to the rector's farewell speech, received a diploma and exchanged coordinates with new friends.

Unfortunately, for many former students, staying in the UK ends up on this. Moreover, the most insulting, the reason for this is not at all in the level of knowledge received, and not even in the absence of funds. Many mistakenly believe that finding a job in England "a young specialist" is almost impossible.

It is believed that British companies are not very interested in the services of newly-bachelors bachelors and masters , and personnel departments are not liked and afraid of experts from Russia. However, not everything is so hopeless.

The current situation in the labor market in the UK

The country's economy is deservedly considered to be one of the most dynamically developing in Western Europe, therefore there are really open vacancies here. And if we are more accustomed to a shortage of maintenance personnel, then British employers are experiencing an acute shortage in highly qualified specialists. In this respect, statistics on the successful employment of freshly-bred graduates of various specialties are very indicative.

1 place. Medical workers - 95%.

2-3 place. Health care in general - 93%.

2-3 place. Media and information technology - 93%.

4 place. The technique is 92%.

5 place. Specialists in the field of agriculture - 91%.

6 place. Architects and construction designers - 90%.

7 place. Business and finance - 90%.

A considerable "popularity" is used by specialists in the field of public relations and social sciences, whose potential allows them to work effectively in various managerial positions. It is believed that almost 85% of these graduates spend on finding a decent job for less than 3 years.

The largest number of vacant jobs is now available in the public sector, although "computer workers" do not remain in the losers, and this concerns both software development and various Internet-oriented services that have become particularly popular in the last decade.

Quite dynamic growth dynamics is shown by the creative sector (about 5.5% of the total number of employees), which is traditionally referred to as film and audio production, writers' craft and television industry.

Work in the UK after receiving a diploma? Nothing is impossible!

Those graduates who want to stay in the country after the end of of the University , one must first understand two simple truths. Firstly, the local immigration service does not aspire to fame, nevertheless it works very efficiently. Because they want to play hide and seek with her, they must understand that they will very soon be on board a plane flying to Russia, and all dreams of Foggy Albion will be finally buried. The English are very law-abiding, because in solid companies to contact an illegal immigrant no one will.

Secondly, if we can ask for a diploma when applying for a job, then it will be required here, and the staff manager may not be too lazy to call your university.

The situation with visas is quite complicated now. Unfortunately, two years ago the so-called post-studywork was canceled, so there are not so many legitimate ways to stay in the country.

Visa level Tier 1

It is considered very prestigious and profitable, but, frankly speaking, the probability of obtaining it is quite low. It gives the young specialist considerable opportunities, but does not connect him with a specific place of work.

Officially, you can become its owner only to those graduates who intend to open their business in Britain (this is called the GraduateEntrepreneur), while the "applicant" must be a graduate of one of the universities participating in this program, and they, frankly, not so much . In addition, it will be necessary to secure the support (both visa and financial) of the educational institution even after its termination, which in modern realities seems very unlikely.

Such a visa is issued for a period of one year (albeit with the possibility of prolongation), and all this time the graduate should be engaged in the development of his own business. Also, you should be prepared for the fact that you can ask for certain documents that can confirm this. Add to this the fairly significant restrictions on the possibility of third-party work, the right to which you have, but are limited to 20 hours a week.

If you are old-fashioned and want to "buy" Tier 1, British officials will happily meet you: this "service" will require guarantees from the sponsor (50,000 pounds sterling) or confirmed ownership of 200,000 pounds. That, you see, quite a lot even for wealthy students.

Additionally, several organizations can apply for a Tier 1 visa:

1. British Academy of Engineering.

2. The British Academy for the Promotion of Historical, Philosophical and Philological Studies.

3. Non-profit cultural council (ArtcouncilEngland).

4. London Royal Society for the Development of Knowledge of Nature (The Royal Society of London for the Improvement of Natural Knowledge).

Similarly, about 1,000 people are annually nominated for a visa.

Visa level Tier 2

Can be obtained only after the official graduation from the university on the basis of three indicators:

1. Sponsor's certificate (in other words, a certificate from the employer about hiring). Only licensed employers are eligible to issue it (and there are not less than 26,000 of them across the country).

2. The age of the applicant.

3. Education of the applicant.

Naturally, the probability of obtaining such a visa from a young specialist who has just graduated from one of the universities in Britain is quite high.

The most effective ways to find work

1. Mass media (first of all this applies to national publications of TheGuardian or TheTimes level).

2. Specialized Career Center (JobCentrePlus).

3. One of the numerous Internet portals (,,

4. Specialized sites for professionals (media and communications -, engineering -

5. Assistance to the home university (any solid university necessarily has a specialized career or student center, designed to assist in the employment of young professionals).

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Egor Eremeev
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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