Part-time Work Option in UK for International Students. Application Form Portal is open. Looking for a part-time job in UK? Here is all you need to know and how to apply. See details below:
Part-time Option in UK for International Students: UK recently loosened its graduate route visa (post-study employment visa) requirements for foreign students. This will enable students from other countries including from India to continue working in the UK once they have finished their education.
However, there are some restrictions on part-time employment in the UK for foreign students who arrived on a student visa. Any overseas student who does not abide by the UKBA’s regulations runs the danger of being deported. Candidates may take advantage of any possibilities to work on or off campus.
Part time Work Option in UK for International Students
- Maximum of 20 hours per week of paid/unpaid work for those studying at degree level or more. This means that you cannot work for more than 4 hours per day with weekends off
- Maximum of 10 hours per week of paid/unpaid work during course term for language center students
- The Student visa must be valid and issued for a full-time course
- Full-time work is allowed during vacations
- Students pursuing part-time courses are not allowed to work in the UK by authorities
- You can’t work full time until you have received a work permit (Tier 2)
- Self-employment, freelance, and contract works are not permitted
Before taking any part-time job, work placement, internship, unpaid, or volunteer work check that your tier 4 (general) visa status allows you to work in the UK. Working for too many hours can make you feel tired and stressed, which will directly affect your studies.
That is why many universities and colleges recommend international students work for a maximum of 15 hours per week. The rationale behind this is maintaining a study-life balance. You need to think about how a job will affect your daily life, and seek help from your tutor or international student support officer if you have any concerns.
Best Jobs for Students Studying in the UK
Students can work both on-campus and off-campus. Some of the on-campus jobs include library assistant, bookshop assistance, university health center trainer, tutor, etc. Some of the off-campus jobs include data entry, delivery services, reception jobs, etc.
Finding a part-time job that pays as well is not so easy, so, here is a list of high paying jobs that pay more than the regular part-time work to students.
Jobs Pay per hour (Approx.)
- Marketing £11.50
- Accountancy £12
- Education £11.34
- Health services £10.80
- Social Care £9.50
- Administration £9
- Sales £8.80
- Children Contact Supervisor £9.15
- Customer Service £10
- Retail £9.38