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Working abroad

Enhance your employability and gain unique experiences by working overseas.

Working outside of the UK

When considering starting your graduate career outside of the UK. the vacancy and employer resources on this page can help.

  • If you're an international student, you may be interested in our advice on returning home.
  • If you're planning on working somewhere new, read the advice below on getting started.

Getting started

If you're thinking about working abroad, it’s important to start your research as early as possible. 

You’ll need to make practical arrangements for factors such as visas and finance. This can be complicated and involve specific deadlines or processes. 

Follow the steps below to get started:

Country profiles and advice

Use the following information to help you investigate working overseas:

  • GoinGlobal - worldwide country guides. Covers everything from job search resources and CV guidelines, to cultural advice and visa information. Watch a brief video on how to use the country career guides.
  • target jobs - articles and resources to help you relocate overseas
  • Prospects - country profiles
  • Global Edge - international business research resources
  • Transitions Abroad - advice and articles on working abroad
  • ENIC-NARIC - European Network of Information Centres. Links to official providers of qualification recognition in Europe, USA, Canada and Australia
  • Numbeo - compare living conditions in cities and countries worldwide, including housing and cost of living

Vacancy and employer resources

Use the following resources to find advertised vacancies and research employers for speculative applications:

  • MyCareer - international internship and job vacancies for Newcastle University students and graduates
  • GoinGlobal - search for jobs and internships. Watch brief training videos on how to find jobs , internships and employers
  • GradLink - search for graduate jobs
  • - global internships and job opportunities
  • Jobrapido - internships and employment opportunities across the world
  • Monster - internships and employment opportunities across the world
  • LinkedIn jobs - search for opportunities across the world
  • Kompass - business search engine
  • Jobboard Finder - job board search engine and comparison tool. Search for job boards related to specific locations and sectors
  • Explore Occupations - if you are looking for work in a specific sector, many of the vacancy sources listed in pages will include the option of overseas work
  • Finding a graduate job - many of the major UK graduate vacancy websites also include the option of searching for work overseas

Further information

For more advice and vacancy sources see our webpages on specific areas of the world: