Many students and graduates express an interest in working abroad - some may simply want to have an internship or industrial year overseas; some spend a year or two travelling or working in other countries for the experience before returning to the UK; others are interested in a permanent move. It is essential to find out as much as you can about the country or countries which interest you, what the job market is like and whether there are any restrictions on your ability to live and work there.
Websites such as Target Jobs, and GoinGlobal, include a list of country profiles, where you can find out more about employment, CV and application styles, salaries, dress code, local customs and more in your preferred countries. Below you will find a range of resources to help you find placements and graduate roles overseas.
Websites for looking at international opportunities
- X-Pat Jobs
- British Council- Study, Work, Create
- TEFL Jobs abroad
- Spain-internship (most internships are paid and have no fees, but look for "cost free" on the description).
- Love TEFL
Don’t forget, many large organisations have offices in multiple countries, and they will sometimes advertise overseas opportunities on their website.