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International Students - Next Steps


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Presentation on career planning and options for international students, February 2016

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International Students - Next Steps

  1. 1. Next steps…. Life after Sussex! Welcome to the Careers and Employability Centre
  2. 2. Next steps…. Life after Sussex!
  3. 3. Information about…… • Your plans • Things to do now • Planning ahead • CEC events and resources
  4. 4. Further study Masters PhD Law or Psychology conversion? Funding? See university web site
  5. 5. Going home • Research opportunities • Network • Circulate CV • What have you got to offer
  6. 6. Grad link
  7. 7. Going to work in another country.. *Research work opportunities and your eligibility to live and work there* • Target • Going Global • Prospects • International grad schemes
  8. 8. Working in the UK Main routes • Tier 1 – Entrepreneurs and Investors • Tier 2 General – skilled jobs with a Tier 2 sponsor • Tier 5 – Temporary workers and Youth Mobility Scheme • PhD route – Doctorate extension scheme (Tier 4) Other Options (only relevant to some) • Dependants • Spouse or partner of person settled in UK • EEA family member • UK Ancestry route – Commonwealth + grandparent UK born • Turkish Workers – self employment and working rights • Tier 3 is currently closed and Tier 4 is student route)
  9. 9. Tier 1 – ‘High value migrants’ • Tier 1 of the Points Based System offers several routes for working in the UK as what the Home Office terms a "high-value migrant“, there are a number of subcategories: Exceptional talent Entrepreneur and Graduate Entrepreneur Investor • You can find information about all of these schemes at
  10. 10. Tier 2 requirements: an overview In order to apply under Tier 2 (General), you must meet all the following requirements: • Job offer from an employer who has a Tier 2 sponsor licence • Job skills level requirement • There is a minimum wage level of £20,800, it can be higher • Strict advertising requirements for jobs (Tier 4 students who have graduated recently are exempt if applying in the UK) • You have to prove that you have English language skills (your degree) • You have to meet maintenance requirements • If you apply outside the UK your job must score a number of points (32 minimum)
  11. 11. Tier 4 doctoral extension scheme 12 months duration – bridge Tier 2 Maintenance £1,640, for 28 consecutive days Costs the same as Tier 4 (it is part of Tier 4), postal £439, in person £839 Are you financially sponsored ? Consent letter needed if in last 12 months and fully sponsored (fees and living costs) University of Sussex will continue to be your sponsor (monitoring requirements) me
  12. 12. Tier 5 requirements: an overview • Purpose – for people coming to the UK through approved schemes that aim to share knowledge, experience and best practice, and to experience the UK's social and cultural life. 2 Schemes 1. Youth mobility scheme 2. Temporary Worker - subcategories:  government authorised exchange  creative and sporting  charity workers  religious workers  international agreement
  13. 13. Tier 5 requirements: Youth mobility scheme Youth mobility scheme is available to nationals of Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Taiwan, & Hong Kong (SAR), and to British Overseas Citizens, British Overseas Territories Citizens and British Nationals (Overseas). Allocations by country are: - Australia - 38,000 places - Canada - 5,500 places - Japan - 1,000 places - Monaco - 1,000 places - New Zealand - 11,000 places - Republic of Korea - 1,000 places (certificates of sponsorship) - Taiwan - 1,000 places (certificates of sponsorship) - Hong Kong Special Administration Region – (certificates of sponsorship) Republic of Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong SAR – a valid CoS is required from national government
  14. 14. Tier 5 requirements: Government authorised exchange (GAE) Made up of four programmes:  Work experience programmes (55)– volunteering, job-shadowing, internships and approved work experience programmes. Max stay 12 months.  Research programmes – working on specific scientific, academic, medical or government research projects. Max stay 24 months.  Training programmes – in receipt of formal, practical training in the fields of science and/or medicine. Includes training programmes for qualifying graduates. Max stay 24 months. (Research and Training programmes – 17)  Overseas government language programmes. Max stay 24 months. (1)
  15. 15. Tier 5 requirements: Government authorised exchange (GAE) Need to be sponsored by a licensed overarching body to be issued with a Certificate of Sponsorship Must meet the requirements of the individual scheme You can stay in the UK for up to 12 or 24 months (depending on the scheme you’re applying for). You can enter the UK up to 14 days before the start date of your job National minimum wage applies Switching into GAE only in specific circumstances, some schemes allow application in UK Maintenance requirement £945 for 90 days (or sponsor certification) VISA fee £225 by post/online OR £625 in person  You must have one of the following: • a PGCE, PGDE, or UK bachelors or masters degree • completed at least 12 months study towards a UK PhD
  16. 16. Staying in the UK
  17. 17. Planning ahead – your career thinking • Your options • How to find out more • Help is available from.. • Immediately I will.. • In due course I will..
  18. 18. Join us for two weeks of events, with over 40 alumni speakers and employers, to gain an insight into different careers, expand your ideas, develop your skills – and make contacts. All students welcome! SEE THE WEBSITE FOR A FULL LIST OF EVENTS AND TO BOOK ONLINE: WWW.SUSSEX.AC.UK/CAREERS/MAKEITHAPPEN
  19. 19. For more information… • • Briefings –Career exploration, Finding PT work, CVs and Applications • Careers Advisers are available daily 11-5pm • Events – listed on news & events page • Follow us on twitter & face book