How to find work

This section will signpost you to online resources where you can start your international job search. 

Resources such the following provide country specific information, in-country job sites, information on work visas and permits, CV and application advice.

Networking is a key component to securing work overseas, especially in countries like North America, Australia and New Zealand. 

Be sure to utilize social media, visit the LinkedIn page on Career Zone to get your profile working for you. 

My Career Zone is an excellent resource for global opportunities. You can find:

  • jobs in specific countries and sectors
  • international graduate jobs
  • work placements and internship opportunities abroad

You can also use My Career Zone to book onto international employer events and skills sessions.


Job portals for European work placements, internship and graduate jobs

  • Eures – the EU jobs portal including country specific employability advice 
  • Entrypark – International Career Book (also look out for hard copies in My Career Zone) 
  • Jobted - a search engine for students seeking an international work outlet
  • X-Pat Jobs - a huge database of global jobs you can search via location/ language collated from other job search sites
  • Student Language Bureau - UK-based company that can connect you with European employers for paid internships and graduate jobs
  • WhatJobs - careers in Austria, Germany, Ireland, Portugal, Spain & Switzerland
  • Glassdoor - online jobs portal for global vacancies
  • Graduateland - European career portal for students and graduates

This section will provide information on how to find work outside of Europe both for work placements and graduate jobs. 

Placements in South America are on the increase and we have many opportunities available in China and Hong Kong. See our China jobs webpage for more information. 

If you have secured a work placement outside of Europe please visit the Working Internationally ELE page.  


This range of websites is aimed at international students looking to secure work in their country of origin. 

  • GradlinkAsean- -Jobs in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam with more countries being added regularly.

  • Gradlink China - specialist careers website designed for students and graduates (both fresh and experienced) from China who have studied at universities across the UK.

  • Gradlink India - careers website for Indian students and graduates

  • Jobted- a work abroad search engine for students seeking an international job outlet

  • Gradlink Africa- careers website for African students and graduates 

  • Gradlink Canada - careers website for Canadian students and graduates. 

  • LEO-NET - search for internships in Australia, Europe, Africa, Asia, North America or South America

  • Neuvoo - a large Canadian job search engine

  • WhatJobs - careers in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and USA