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Many students choose to work during their studies, both to earn some extra money and to gain experience. The following information should be helpful if you are thinking about working during your studies and after your studies:
Working in the UK during your studies - international students
Working in the UK during your studies - EU students
How do I get a National Insurance number?
Working in the UK after completing your studies
The Employability and Enterprise service can help you with:
Employability and Enterprise Service
If you're looking for work or starting work, you will need a National Insurance number.
Your National Insurance (NI) number is a unique personal number which is used to record your National Insurance contributions and tax that you pay. It also acts as a reference number when communicating with the Department of Work and Pensions and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). You do not need to have a NI number before starting work, but you must obtain one when you get a job.
If you have the right to work in the UK, you will need to phone Jobcentre Plus on Tel: 0845 600 0643 (lines are open 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday) to arrange to get one. They may require you to attend an 'evidence of identity' interview.
For further information, please visit the The Student Hub
Prospects website Includes a comprehensive guide for international students, which covers, studying in the UK, employment and immigration regulations.
UKCISA Information and advice for prospective and current international students.
UK NARIC Information on the comparability of international and UK qualifications.
Home Office Information on UK immigration policy.
Immigration Advice Service Charity giving free advice and representation on immigration and asylum matters.
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