So you want to work while studying in London? There are lots of job opportunities for international students with a Tier 4 student visa. Provided, of course, that you are studying at a college or university that is listed as an official UKVI sponsor and is on the list of the UK’s recognised bodies. If you meet the requirements, you can work full time on holidays and up to 20 hours a week during term time.
A lot of universities actually offer work for students. You can ask about your university’s student ambassador program or if any institution or department is looking for a research assistant. Outside the campus, you can get into retail, tutoring, and office or administration work.
The work of student ambassadors involves leading campus tours, giving assistance in university events and giving presentations about your university or your degree program. This is one of the best job opportunities for international students as the university is aware of your study needs, unlike outside employers who may require more of your time.
Universities in London conduct various academic research projects. You can ask professors if you can be their research assistant. This will be a great opportunity for you to understand better your degree program and a great stepping stone for those who want to pursue a career in the academe or research institutions.
Retail work gives you opportunities to work on your communication skills as you work with customers, other members of the staff and your manager. You can also develop other customer service skills that will be useful for other employment opportunities such as persuasion skills, patience, attentiveness and tenacity.
There are so many opportunities you can explore. You can visit your college or university’s career service division to discuss your CV and job prospects.
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