Working Globally

Many students and graduates of the University of Portsmouth are interested in working outside the UK.

If you are an International student you may intend to return home to find work or you may be a UK student who is keen to get some experience working overseas, either during the vacation or after you graduate. The following resources cater for a variety of requirements and needs. 

Please be aware that the links below will take you to third party sites and you will be leaving the University of Portsmouth website. Any personal data that you enter into the third party site will be handled and processed by someone other than the University of Portsmouth and you are advised to read that party's privacy notices. 

Goinglobal  EFMD talent ‌ Gradlink UK

Chinese jobsboard International Volunteering  More resources

GoinGlobal: Exclusive to Portsmouth students and graduates. Over 16 million graduate jobs and internships across the globe. Also contains multilingual job search and extensive country profiles including advice on visas, wages, work-life and labour market information.  

EFMD Talent Portal: Exclusive to Portsmouth students and graduates. Provides business-related global internships and graduate jobs.

GradLink UK: Specialist careers website designed for UK-educated students and graduates. Includes jobs board, recruitment portal, job market advice and blog pieces.

Chinese jobsboard: Bespoke jobsite for our Chinese students created as part of our membership with GUCCU (Global University Career China Union). Includes bespoke jobs portal, advice on working in China and live webinars.

Target Jobs have an excellent starting guide to working abroad. This includes advice on deciding where to go, how to plan and where to research the practicalities such as visa and health advice. 

You can listen to an informative podcast on the benefits and practicalities of global working from the perspective of an experienced international recruiter from Hays here.

Support from the Careers and Employability Service

The Careers and Employability Service run regular Global Working events based around finding work abroad, both for international students returning home and UK students looking to work abroad. We also have external speakers from UK employers who hire international graduates, employers based abroad and those offering visa advice. Check out the events calendar on MyCareer to book onto events.

The Careers and Employability Centre also holds a number of publicatons useful for finding temporary work abroad including Work Your Way Around the World, Summer Jobs Abroad and Jobs and Careers Abroad.  Of course you can book in an appointment with a careers adviser or speak to an adviser at anytime on the drop-in for all things global working.