Work Opportunities

If you are looking to study abroad and pondering what each country has to offer in terms of job opportunities, here is a summary of what to expect in the UK. 

Working in the UK

Job Profiles

Learn about different jobs available in the UK and find something that interests you.

Work and study

Student Work Allowance

In the UK, international students are legally allowed to work up to 20 hours per week while they are studying.

This means you can get some great experience for your CV while you’re studying for your degree.

Where you can find work...

  • Work at University

    • UWS/on campus 
    • TEG Ambassador 
  • Freelancing

    • Music, writing, graphic design, programming 
    • Fiverr, PeoplePerHour, Upwork 
  • Tutoring

    • Demand for almost all subjects 
    • MyTutor, Tutorful, FirstTutor 
  • Part-time Job

    • Restaurant, retail shops 
    • StudentJob, Gumtree, Facebook 
  • Internships


  • Entrepreneurship Opportunity at UWS London Campus in partnership with The Trampery.

    • What to expect from the business incubation space:
      • an introduction to relevant business services 
      • help with applications to acceleration programmes 
      • mentoring 
      • intellectual-property advice 
      • hot-desk and business incubation space 
  • Volunteering

    • Do-it is the UK’s national volunteering database, listing opportunities from thousands of charities and social groups. 
    • Volunteering England is part of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO). 
    • Volunteering Matters works in partnership with UK organisations to deliver programmes that enable people of all ages and backgrounds to put something back into the community. 

To find out more, see graduate schemes. 

According to The Guardian UK 300 2019/20,the most popular graduate employers include Google, Cancer Research UK, Amazon, MI6 and GlaxoSmithKline. 

More information on particular industries can be found in our job sectors. 

Look for job vacancies at: 

  • graduate job search - for the latest graduate schemes, placements and jobs 
  • Guardian Jobs - national news site advertising UK and international jobs 
  • Indeed - job site listing vacancies throughout the UK 
  • Reed - lists vacancies in a range of sectors throughout the UK.