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1 Working During & After your Studies

2 Sharon BoltonShahida Osman International Student SupportCareers Consultant International OfficeCareers Advisory Service Level 3 SherfieldLevel 5 Sherfield Who we are

3 Level 5, Sherfield Building Tel:020 7594 8024 Opening hours: Mon – Fri - 10.00 – 17.15 20 minute Consultations: – must book on-line on the day 10.00 - 12.30pm & 2.00 – 5.00pm 40 minute Consultations: – book in person or telephone to discuss any career related issues © Careers Advisory Service Careers Advisory Service

4 Careers Advisory Service at Imperial College What can the Careers Advisory Service offer?  Provide individual guidance about career options  Check CVs, applications and covering letters and provide feedback on a one-to-one basis.  Help you to identify next steps for job hunting in the UK & abroad  Provide information about careers, job sectors and further study to assist you with your own research  Advertise job vacancies for graduate jobs, internships and other opportunities on behalf of employers

5 International Graduate Destinations Destination data - 2011 undergraduate International students Response rate = 19% Of those 2011 graduates who reported as being in Employment 45.2% had remained in the UK. Further study 45.5% (78% = Masters & 22% = PhDs) 80% of these had stayed in the UK 50% of these remaining at Imperial College. The next most popular destination in the UK was University of Oxford. 10% chose to move to Australia to continue with their studies. Graph 13 shows the main areas of activity for the 2011 international cohort Graph 14 provides an indication of location of first employment for this group.

6 Destination of International Students - 2011


8 Job Market & Recruitment in the UK Competitive? Recruitment – Where are the jobs advertised? Selection – not simply about sending out a CV When should you apply? How many applications? How can you improve your chances Improve your fluency in written & oral English New Regulations will affect your job prospects

9 How do Employers Advertise Graduate Jobs in the UK? Careers Advisory Service - “JobsLive”; Careers publications, Careers Fairs etc; via Department, Specialist Graduate Publications, Employer Directories; Careers Events Prospects website Advertise via own website National / Regional press; Trade press / Specialist Periodicals Professional bodies / websites – Networking Events Recruitment Agencies Hidden Job Market – very large!

10 What are Employers looking for in recruits? Willingness to learn Team players Communication skills - clear oral and written English Analytical thinking and problem solving skills Interpersonal skills / Persuading and influencing skills Leadership qualities Drive and resilience Enthusiasm & motivation

11 Resources for Graduate Job Search FREE – available to collect from CAS GET Directory Prospects Directory Times 100 Directory Target Guides Inside Careers Guides – range of career areas “Imperial Guide to Career Planning” & “Careers Choice”(CAS pubs) Events at Imperial JobsLive –

12 Dates for your diary! Careers Fairs Engineering Fair – 25 th October 2012 ICU Careers Fair – 31 st October 20112 IT & Technology Fair – 15 th November 2012 Science Fair – 31 st January 2013 Careers Forums: 18:00 -21:00 Investment Banking Forum - 4th October Energy Industry Forum - 11th October Consulting Forum – 18 th October Science forum – 1 st November Manufacturing Career Forum- 8 th November plus many more.... PhD Events PhD Careers Forum – 24th January 2013 – 18.00 – 21.00 PhD Careers Fair – 16 th May 2013

13 Other events running throughout the year… Employer Presentations - evenings Careers Talks – Tuesdays & Thursdays at 1.00 – 2.00pm Employer Lead Skills Workshops – Wednesdays 1.30-3.30pm Recruiter in Residence - regularly Employer Mock Interview sessions - several More details: Career Choice Book – available from CAS >>>>>> “JobsLive”



16 Temporary work /Part-time Jobs Casual work during term time Vacation work Internships (Fairs) Resources for vacancies Local & Free Newspapers “Cold Calling” “JobsLive” – registration required!

17 Careers Website – “JobsLive” Only open to IC students but need to REGISTER Log-in >>>User Name / Password follow instructions Specify types of Emails & Jobs you want to receive Register for Weekly Newsletter To look at Vacancies and Events on JobsLive at:



20 Immigration Rules on Working DURING studies Non-EEA students can work: Up to 20 hours per week in term time Unlimited hours in holiday time PG students – up to 20 hours until dissertation submitted / viva & corrections done

21 Permission to Work: visa wording Work / Business as in Tier 4 Rules Work 20 hours max in term-time No recourse to public funds Work (and any changes) must be authorised Limited Leave to remain in the UK. No recourse to public funds. Able to work as authorised by the Secretary of State.

22 EEA Nationals Special Rules for Bulgarians & Romanians: apply for a Registration Certificate confirming that you are a student (application form BR1) Apply as soon as possible if you intend to take a job (can take 3-4 months) permission to work up to 20 hours per week in term-time

23 UKCISA Guidance notes: Useful Sources of Information

24 Student visa holder after end of course (short-term but full-time) Long-term and full-time (current options) Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur Tier 2 Skilled Worker (Work Permit) Tier 5 Youth Mobility / Temporary Worker Work AFTER studies

25 Tier 1: Graduate Entrepreneur, Entrepreneur, Investor, Exceptional Talent, Highly Skilled / Post Study Work Tier 2: skilled workers with a job offer, to fill gaps in the UK labour force Tier 3:low skilled workers to fill specific temporary labour shortages: (dormant) Tier 4:students Tier 5:youth mobility, temporary workers, sponsored researchers Points Based System

26 “for graduates who have been identified by UK Higher Education Institutions as having developed world class innovative ideas or entrepreneurial skills, to extend their stay in the UK after graduation to establish one or more businesses in the UK” entrepreneur/ Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur

27 10 visas available at Imperial Call for applications: July and November Panel of entrepreneurial experts Students eligible to apply when degree is awarded Will need letter of endorsement from Imperial and £900 for previous 3 months when applying 1 year initially, possible to extend for a second year Permission to work 20 hrs p/wk in addition to project Monitoring on a quarterly basis More information & application form: fteryourstudies Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur

28 UG and PGT students on student/Tier 4 visa who have been awarded their degree (or PhD students who have completed at least 12 months) are eligible to switch into Tier 2 if they have a job offer Employer must be on list of registered sponsors No Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT) required if switching within UK Not part of the 20,700 cap if switching within UK Tier 2 General

29 Open to those already in the UK as a student, who want to switch into the Government Authorised Exchange category to do work that is directly relevant to their qualification. 2 years visa: professional post-qualification training 1 year visa: work experience (e.g. volunteering, internships) Sponsor has no intention of employing applicant in UK after training concluded immigration/working/tier5/government-authorised-exchange/ immigration/working/tier5/government-authorised-exchange/ List of schemes: sitecontent/documents/workingintheuk/gae-list.pdf Tier 5: Temporary Workers / Government Authorised Exchange

30 Things are changing – check you have latest advice, application form and follow UKBA guidance Maintenance requirement: £900! Don’t breach your student visa conditions! Complete applications only – keep a copy Biometrics General Tips on Points Based System

31 Any Questions?

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