Employment in UK while Studying
International students in the UK are permitted to work part-time during the academic term and full-time during the holiday breaks. However, the student must comply with the laws & conditions to be allowed to work in the UK. Breaching of the same may lead to student deportation.
Who can work while studying in the UK?
- You are pursuing a course; under graduation, post-graduation, or Ph.D. from a public-funded higher education university in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, or any further education college.
- A student studying in a private college but a recognized body, you may be allowed to work.
- A student should be above 16 years.
How many hours are permitted for students to work per week?
- If your program is full-time degree-level or above, like Bachelor’s or Master’s or research degree, you are allowed to work for a minimum of 20 hours per week during the term-time.
- If your full-time program is below degree-level, like Diploma or certificate course, you are allowed to work a maximum of 10 hours per week during term-time.
- If you are enrolled in any program and aged over 16 and hold a Tier 4 (Child) visa, you may be allowed to work a maximum of 10 hours per week during term-time.
The term time is when you attend the classes in the university. And, the holidays are during festivals like Christmas and Easter and the vacations you get after examinations. A student may get to work full time during holidays.
Note: If you are a student visitor in the UK, you cannot take any paid/unpaid work under any circumstances.
What kind of work can students do?
In general, the students work part-time in a cafe, bar, store, or call center to finance their studies. You may also take jobs based on your skills and expertise, which provide you a valuable experience and help develop a versatile skill set. You can connect with various resources to find jobs like local recruitment agencies or newspapers, notice boards of your university, or online job portals. The job market in the UK is very competitive, so you have to be quick in your approach to finding a job. At Vision International, we can help you sort with this task. Schedule your free appointment today!!
What kind of work is not allowed?
- A self-employed
- A professional sportsperson or give sports training.
- A full-time employee
- A performing artist. (Unless it is part of your curriculum)
Before you start working, you will need a National Insurance number (NINo). You can directly contact National insurance through a call and schedule an appointment. You have to fill out the form with all the relevant details like passport number, visa, address, etc.
Also, as an employee or employer, you have to pay a National insurance contribution, a fund for pension & health-related benefits.
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