Barbara's Story - Working

In this real life student story, Barbara tells us about the process of finding a part-time job while she was studying in Scotland.

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Graduate employability

Studying at a Scottish university can really set you up for your future career and make sure that you’re fully prepared for the working world. After all, 78% of Scottish employers stated that they were ‘very satisfied’ with the work readiness of graduates from our universities.

Work during study

Depending on the type of visa you have, you may be able to work during your studies. There are many different options for working whilst you’re here, with everything from paid part time work to internships and work experience. Your university can help you track down the right opportunity for you as well as help you prepare for any interview process.

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Career opportunities

When it comes to job opportunities, Scotland has something for everyone. We have a huge array of jobs across some exciting sectors such as life-sciences, gaming and technology and renewable energies. We also benefit from an excellent work life balance, making sure you have time to play as hard as you work.

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Graduate entrepreneurship

Graduate entrepreneurship is a massive part of what makes studying in Scotland so special. We are the most successful part of the UK for spin-out creations – those are companies that are formed based on inventions developed from university research. Scotland is a great place to find out if you have what it takes to start your own company?

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Current vacancies

Want to know what kinds of jobs are going in Scotland? From gaming to renewable energy, financial services or data technologies, there are thousands of jobs available in Scotland right now.

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