Global Careers and Further Study

Exchange and Study Abroad

The chance to study abroad is a wonderful opportunity and can be an ideal option to explore. Find out what’s available in terms of location, eligibility, and any visa requirements:

Placements and Internships

These are just a few popular programmes that can offer you an opportunity to gain work experience related to your studies:

  • The Saltire Foundation Matches high potential undergraduates from Scottish universities with leading global and entrepreneurial companies, charities, social enterprises and small to medium size companies. Targets penultimate year students.
  • IAESTE  (International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience). IAESTE not only provides traineeship experience but also the valuable experience of working abroad.
  • AIESEC (Association Internationale des Etudiants en Sciences Economiques et Commerciales).  A global, collaborative youth-driven network which believes in practical learning and ethical everyday leadership.
  • Erasmus+ traineeships An Erasmus+ traineeship allows UK students and recent graduates to carry out a work experience placement in one of 32 countries across Europe, and even beyond, as part of your degree.
  • Mountbatten Program Offers a programme of international internship, post-grad study and cultural exchange, along with a powerful alumni network.
  • CRCC Asia specialises in organising international internships in China, Japan and Vietnam.
Working Abroad and International Vacancies

Essential advice and options on finding opportunities abroad:

  • Working Abroad – visas, language and where to look in 30 countries (Prospects) Information on: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey,  UK, United Arab Emirates, USA.                                                                    

There are numerous websites that host international opportunities, and a small selection is given here:

Volunteering
Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Susan Griffith: Teaching English Abroad (GCU Library Catalogue)

Additional Resources

Travel - Funding:
Travel scholarships in GCU

 

Travel advice:

Foreign Travel advice

Always check the Foreign and Commonwealth Office travel advice before making any decisions to travel abroad or accept positions overseas. 

Embassy Worldwide  Search for embassies worldwide

Travel health information  (Fitfortravel NHS)

 

Teach English abroad:

Global resources

BBC Country profiles – political and economic information for countries around the world

Country guides and Profiles (Kwintessential  - countries and cultures)

Culture Crossing Guide

 

Susan Griffith: Work your way around the world (GCU library catalogue)

Resources for International Students

 

Regional and Country Job Seeking Resources

Working Abroad – visas, language and where to look in 30 countries (Prospects) Information on: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey,  UK, United Arab Emirates, USA.

Gradlink - specialist careers site for international students and graduates who have studied or are studying in the UK.

Country sections include China, South East Asia (ASEAN -Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and Singapore), Gulf, Canada, Africa, India and Bangladesh.

Careerjetworldwide employment search engine

 

Africa

Careers in Africa

Africatalentbank  

Starting your career in Nigeria

ngcareers

findajobinafrica

RigZone - Oil & Gas opportunities

People Prime Recruitment

 

Asia

Careers in Asia  Recruitment website – search by country, sector and function

Working in Asia l China l Hong Kong l Singapore l Malaysia l Japan l Sri Lanka l India l Pakistan

Canada

Career Builder 

Job Bank 

Jobpostings– Canada’s student job network largest

TalentEgg  - student and graduate jobs site

Monster Canada

China

eChinacities - An English-language website covering 175 cities in China for foreigners in China

ChinaJOB

Zhaopin.com – Focuses on overseas graduate recruitment

51job.com

Chinahr.com

Weibo – social media website where you can follow Chinese employers

British Chamber of Commerce in China

China British Business Council

Enhancing UK-Educated Chinese Student Employability – Warwick University Research Report

Visa options for Chinese students – residing and settling in the UK – Source: Manchester University

Prepare2GetAhead – Start your career journey with this e-learning career planning resource

Innovate2Getahead – An introduction to innovation skills, try this e-learning resource

India

UK India Business Council

Alltimejobs  - ethical recruitment website based in Delhi

Monsterindia

Brijj.com

siliconindia – networking portal and community for Indian professionals

babajob.com

naukriguru

 

Malaysia

GradMalaysia – Jobs, internships and graduate programmes

JobStreet– Linking Malaysian businesses with UK-educated students and graduates

Jora Malaysia

 

Singapore

gradsingapore  Graduate jobs and internships in Singapore.

Monster.com  -Singapore

JobsdDB.com

JobStreet.com

British Chamber of Commerce Singapore

Jobs.com.sg

Job Central by career builder Singapore 

Financial Careers Singapore

Work Singapore

Recruitment Singapore

Ministry of manpower  

 

Pakistan

Welcome back to PakistanYouTube webinar University of Manchester

Rozee.pk

BrightSpyreOnline hiring solutions

Mustakbil Jobs in Pakistan

Career Pakistan International Young Professional (IYP)Program

High Commission for Pakistan

 

USA

British American Business Association  -search for UK businesses

Career Builder

USA.jobs

AmericanJobs

Jobbydoo

Dice

CollegeGrad.com