Working in the UK after your studies
Many students would like to secure employment in the UK after graduation. There are currently a number of immigration routes (and proposed routes) that may be applicable now or in the future, to some of our graduates who do not automatically have the right to work in the UK after the end of their studies.
The UK will have a new immigration from 1 January 2021. The following information relates to the system as it is in 2020 and the limited information already known about the content of the new system.
Existing/proposed routes are:
- Graduate Route – The Graduate Route is a new UK post-study work visa to be introduced for international students graduating in summer 2021 or later. It will allow students to live and work in the UK for up to two years after a Masters, or three years after a PhD.
- Global Talent
- Tier 2 (General)
- Tier 5 (Temporary worker – creative and sporting)
- Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme)
- Turkish Workers
- UK Ancestry
- Doctorate Extension Scheme
- Student Union Sabbatical Officers
- Start-up scheme
- Innovator Scheme
Any updates to the details of the above routes are given at: https://ukcisa.org.uk/Information–Advice/Working/Working-after-studies