Working in the UK

If you're an international student and want to work, it's very important to be aware of the rules – working illegally in the UK brings severe consequences. Here you can find out more about paid, unpaid work and volunteering, and what you're allowed to do.

Information about working in the UK

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Work placements

Find out whether your visa allows you to take part in work placements.

Two students on placement at the Hargreaves Lansdown in Bristol, having a meeting with a staff member

Working during your studies

Find out about working on different kinds of visas: who can and can't work, and what kind of work you can do.

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Working after your studies

Want to work once your course finishes? Learn more about what's permitted.