Being the biggest economy in Europe and observing a considerable decline in the rates of unemployment, the UK is one of the leading countries in the ever-emerging business sector.
Part-time jobs in the UK for international students are one such opportunity for the development of critical skills and expertise in the respective field.
Working while you learn is the best policy that the students opt for in order to get returns on their investments. However, according to the UK tier 4 visa guidelines, a student can work for 20 hours per week during the term time, while in the course of vacations they can work for 40 hours per week. The vacation period is the Christmas holidays, Easter holidays, and summer holidays, so you can work for 40 hours only during this period.
First, you need to apply for the NI (national insurance) number before applying for any job. Based on this, you can apply and get jobs. In accordance, the national minimum wage is:
|Age group ||Minimum wage (per hour) |
|Below 18|| £4.55 |
|Age between 18-20 || £6.45|
|Age between 21-24|| £8.20 |
|Age 25 and above|| £8.72|
From working in grocery stores, factories, gas stations, cleaning jobs to food delivery, and on-campus jobs in clerical work or library jobs. The salary range starts from 9GBP to 12GBP. Some allow you to work night shifts too, meaning that you can cover your 20 hours in just two days.
How to search for part-time jobs, you may ask. Well, there are five basic ways through which you can apply for the jobs:
● University (on-campus) jobs
● Doorstep application
● Online application
● Local recruitment agents
With the work permit of 2 years after graduation and post-graduation and 3 years after the completion of Ph.D., there is an ample number of post-study opportunities for Indian students. With the implementation of the new graduate route, you can work in most jobs and can be self-employed as well.