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Work and Study in UK

Published on 5/27/2021

Students’ visas allowing working are granted to students studying for more than six months in the UK. During vacations they will have full-time work, and part-time work while their studying time in universities.

A weekly wage of an average part-time work in the UK stands at about 120 Pounds, and students working in the England’s east districts get more than 140 Pounds a week.

Students studying in the UK universities who choose to stay and work in the UK after graduation will be able to stay for other two years by submitting an application form for new immigration permission.

9 Pounds an hour is the rate for students aged 23 and above, called the National Living Wage. 8.5 Pounds is the rate an hour for students  aged between 21 – 22 years old; and 6.60 Pounds is the hourly rate for those  aged between 18- 20 years old.

The top jobs that are paid more than 100 Pounds are:

  • Life coach.
  • Underwater welder.
  • Freelance photographer.
  • Political speechwriter.
  • Tattoo artist.
  • Massage therapist.
  • Interior designer.
  • Commercial pilot.

It is not easy to find a job in the UK, especially for foreigners, the job guide provides good information about different jobs for students, and work conditions. A recent study indicated that 3% of the many applicants virtually end up having jobs in Britain; only 76 new jobs were created during the previous six months.

The most jobs that are in demand in the UK are:

  • Delivery Driver. Average Base Salary: £20,055. ...
  • Project Manager. Average Base Salary: £43,000. ...
  • Store Manager. Average Base Salary: £29,250. ...
  • Customer Assistant. Average Base Salary: £16,007. ...
  • Store Assistant. Average Base Salary: £17,967. ...
  • Software Engineer. Average Base Salary: £55,000. ...
  • Sales Assistant. ...
  • Customer Service Advisor.

The reason behind difficulty in finding jobs for international students in the UK is because of stagnancy in economy, and the countless job demands. In addition, graduate jobs have dried up three times faster than before resulting in fierce competitiveness increase to get a job.


Still, it is a good opportunity for any student above 16 years old to be allowed to work; nevertheless, the job is depending upon the major, so it is a great gate to experience new life of work in the UK and to meet new people which will help enhance the future career.

Avoid overstaying in the UK, or a student will be prevented from entry for another time: It depends, a student may be prohibited from coming back for12 months at least, starting from the date of leaving the country. The prohibition might last for 10 years if a foreign student he/she were believed to have used any kind of deception when submitting their new applications.