Working outside the UK

Working outside of the UK opens a huge range of opportunities. You may be interested in working in a different language, teaching a language or finding work in an English speaking company abroad.​

​How to find opportunities

Just like finding a job in the UK, there are thousands of websites to find opportunities abroad. As well as finding a job, you will need to consider visa applications if you are not a resident of the country, moving costs and language implications. Use the resources below to get started with your research:

  • TARGETjobs – gain access to 40 country guides, including some quick tips to get you started on where you could go and what you could do.
  • Prospects – offers information and resources for working in 30 popular countries across the world.
  • Venture – contains information on working, studying and travelling abroad.
  • GoinGlobal – use their free job and internship searching function to look for jobs in over 50 different countries.
  • Gradlink UK- ideal for any students or graduates looking for graduate jobs in China, Asia, the Gulf, Canada, Africa, India and Bangladesh.
  • EntryPark - a free sign up service providing international graduate opportunities.

Teaching English abroad

Teaching English abroad, also known as TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language), is a popular option for new graduates and is a great way of trying something new.

You do not need a qualification to teach English abroad, although it can help. If you do not want to do a masters, you can try CELTA or TESOL courses, which can be completed in one or two months, and can be done online or in person at centres across the UK.

As with job searching, there are many different websites where you can find TEFL vacancies. Take a look at these to get started:

Further information and support

We are here to help if you get stuck or need a member of staff to provide some impartial feedback. Here's how you can get support from us:

  1. Book an appointment with a member of staff. They can talk through your options and give advice on making the transition abroad.
  2. Ask a question on CareerHub. Ideal for students and graduates who cannot get to an appointment in person. We aim to respond within three working days.