If you are an international student reading this page then you probably have one of these questions going through your mind when thinking about finding a job in the UK.
Also chances are you have another 4 big questions you want someone to answer for you.
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So where do you start...
Well let's look at the facts before we start the journey towards your dream job.
2015 Tier 2(General) Visa
Times Top 100 Jobs
Chance of a Visa
Average Starting Salary
Students CIUK speak to
So you've seen the numbers. Now let's explain them.
So all of our job statistics are taken from The Graduate High Flier Report for 2015, which you can find at High Fliers
According to UKCISA there are 435,495 International Students currently studying in Higher Education ( Batcherlors, Masters and PhD) - Figures Last Modified 18th May 2015
310,190 of these are non-EU So they need a Tier 2 or Tier 5 Visa to stay and work in this country.
Seems a bit crowded.
On this subject numbers vary.
According to the UKCISA , 4,175 Tier 2 Visas were given out in 2013.
PwC, in a report about the impact of international students on the London economy, released a report in collaboration with London First on the 18th of May 2015.
They this number in 2014 as approximately 5,000.
So if we assume that every international student wants to stay and work in the UK.
What are your chances of getting a Tier 2 Visa?
Best Case: 5,000 Tier 2 Visas/ 310,090 Non-EU Students = 1.612% Chance of getting a Tier 2 Visa
Worst Case: 4,175 Tier 2 Visas/ 310,090 Non-EU Students = 1.346% Chance of getting a Tier 2 Visa
So how do you increase your chances of getting a top graduate job?
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We define top graduate job as working at a Times Top 100 Company, you can find the full list here
These companies like: Deloitte, PwC, Morgan Stanley, Unilever, Clifford Chance, Mars, Sky, Apple, Bloomberg and Google
What do I need to get a Top Graduate Job?
You do need for most companies a minimum of a 2:1 for your Bachelor's Degree ( for other countries degree this tends to equate to 70% score and above)
You will also need a minimum of 280 UCAS points, you can work at your UCAS points here
For other qualifications you will need to check your home country to find out the A-Level equivalency.
If you can't access that information you can buy a Certificate of Equivalency from NARIC ( The Designated UK Body for recognising International Qualifications) here
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Don't worry. Both these guys were college drop outs.
They did OK.
OK. So lets position ourselves.
We use the 2015 High Flier Graduate Job Report to give you some insight into precisely how many there are.
More importantly the jobs that will give you a great career AND a Tier 2 Visa
Non-UK Nationals are not allowed to work for the Armed Force or the Public Services so we adjust our numbers accordingly.
2015 Graduate Vacancies for Non-UK Nationals
So what are the best industries for me?
Well considering the above, and also the fact that the 4 largest graduate recruiters after TeachFirst is PwC, Deloitte, EY and KPMG in that order.
In total there are 7,763 jobs in the Finance Industry, that is 53% of the total jobs.
And yes, for most jobs you can apply with any degree.
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