Get Global

Interested in finding work abroad but don’t know where to start? We’ve compiled a list of useful websites and links to help you in the search for kick starting your global career!

Why should I think about working abroad?                                    

International work experience is almost universally regarded as a positive from global employers. A recent QS survey found that six out of ten global employers give extra credit to students who have had international experience and more than 80% of these said they actively sought graduates who had studied or worked abroad. Employers know that living and working abroad brings a range of skills, including adaptability, problem solving and excellent intercultural awareness- skills which are increasingly important as the way we do business becomes increasingly globalised.

In addition to this, UK home students who complete a Year Abroad are more likely to obtain a First or 2:1 degree, more likely to be in a graduate level job six months after graduation and typically earn higher salaries than their non-mobile counterparts.

Feeling inspired? Here are a few of our favourite websites to help you in that search for global work experience!

GoinGlobal

GoinGlobal is an online, subscription-based career resource for job and internship seekers that serves more than 735 organisations, including educational institutions, libraries, corporations and government entities. It helps job and internship seekers find opportunities both at home and abroad and more than two million users benefit from up to date employment information, provided by GoinGlobal career experts located worldwide. GoinGlobal also has Country Career Guides, featuring useful information about hiring trends, industry overviews, visa regulations, CV guidelines and cultural advice for 40 countries worldwide, including India, China, Australia, the US and Canada.

Find out more: Log in to GoinGlobal through the Careers Service website: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/careers/jobs/internationaljobs/


HigherEd

HigherEd is a new initiative from the EFMD, who have launched a global talent portal, connecting students with global work experience and job opportunities. Corporates including Siemens, Microsoft, Santander and L’Oréal use the platform to post their current placements and job opportunities, then students from Business Schools belonging to the EFMD network (including Newcastle University) can sign up to the portal to search for job opportunities. You can search by company, location, education level or keyword.

This is a really useful tool for international students looking to find work back home, as well as home students looking to gain international experience.

All you need to do is create an account here through your Newcastle University email address. Once you’ve signed up, log in to browse and search for internships and graduate positions relevant to you.


Erasmus Intern

Erasmus intern provides an integrated marketplace bringing together internship providers and students seeking an internship opportunity abroad. Companies can advertise their internship/traineeship offers for free, and students have the opportunity to create an online profile and search for internships by degree level, field of studies, internship duration and language. This is a really useful website for students thinking of working abroad in Europe, as part of the Erasmus+ mobility programme. Visit the website here


Prospects

Prospects offers country specific guides for working abroad. Guides differ depending on the country, but you can expect to find information relating to visas, internships, language requirements, typical working hours, as well as useful links to aid your job search in a particular country. Find out more here


The Careers Service

Don’t forget, the Careers Service has a wealth of information on their website, containing tips and useful links about working abroad. Students can make an appointment to see a Careers or Information Advisor and also drop in to the Careers Service to have their CV or application reviewed.  

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