International Students

Welcome to the website of Bangor University’s Careers and Employability Service.  This part of the website is dedicated to International students, graduates and postgraduates.  We offer advice and guidance on CVs and applications, interview techniques, job hunting and application to postgraduate study.  We encourage all students to make full use of the service during your studies and you can still use the service for 3 years after you graduate.



مرحبا بكم على موقع جامعه بانكر لخدمة الوظائف و المهن. هذا الجزء من الموقع الجامعه مكرس خصيصا للطلبة الدولين في الدراسات العليا و الخريجين . نحن نقدم نصائح و ارشادات لكتابة السيرة الذاتية , استمارة التقديم , أسلوب المقابلة , البحث عن العمل و التقديم للدراسات العليا.

نحن نشجع جميع الطلبة على

الاستفادة الكاملة من الخدمات المتوفرة خلال الفترة الدراسية . يمكنكم الاستفادة من الخدمات خلال فترة دراستكم و أيضا لمدة ثلاث سنوات بعد التخرج.

The Careers and Employability Service at Bangor University provides a range of resources and services to help you make appropriate decisions regarding your future career and have the best chances of success as a graduate.   We work closely with other support sections within Student Services in the university as well as the International Office.  Use the following links to take you direct to the information you need:

This service provides information in career planning, employability and preparing you for the job application process.  We can help you develop through workshops and one-to one advice sessions.  The Careers and Employability Service is not an agency.  We do not write you CVs or applications for you.  We do not have the resources to find jobs for you, we can aid you by indicating where you should look for jobs but you must search and apply yourself. 

We cannot help you with your English or Visa/Work regulations.  If you require more assistance with English Language please contact the ELCOS team.  For help with Visas and Work Restrictions please contact the International Student Support Services Team or for more information click here.

Before working in the UK you need to obtain a National Insurance (NI) Number.  This number makes sure that the National Insurance contributions and tax you pay in the UK are properly recorded on your account.  Information on how to obtain a NI number can be found on JobZone and the UK Government websites.  A free phone to the JobCentre Plus Application hotline is available in the International Education Centre reception.

Whilst searching for work in the UK or globally you must be aware of Job Scams, where unscrupulous people may take advantage of you, usually financially.  If you suspect a job advertised by Bangor University is a job scam, please report it to

The Careers and Employability Service advertises different types of work:

  • Volunteering is an unpaid activity or work at a not-for-profit organisation which makes a difference in the wider community;

  • Work Shadowing involve following a member of staff at their place of work for a short period of time to gain working knowledge of a particular industry or business sector;

  • Internships are a method of on-the-job training for professional careers;

  • Work Placements are short placements of between 6 to 10 weeks to gain work experience; Part time work is defined as any work which is of less than 20 hours per week, unless otherwise stated by your visa;

  • Graduate Programs are highly competitive but a great way to enter a company and gain a wide range of experiences, often incorporating buddy or mentoring schemes.


If you have qualifications from outside the UK it is possible to obtain an official qualification comparison to enable UK employers to fully understand your qualifications.  The National Recognition Information Centre for the United Kingdom (UK NARIC) is the National Agency responsible for information, advice, data and informed opinion on qualifications from outside the UK. A cost applies to this service.

The UK Council for International Student Affairs offers comprehensive advice for all international students including advice on working in the UK.

Bangor Employability Award – The award provides a framework to enable students to build on their transferable skills through the recognition of activities they become involved in during their University life. All students are automatically enrolled onto the Bangor Employability Award.

Careers Advice – Using the Service – As a Bangor University student you can use the service while you are at university and for 3 years after you graduate.  You can utilise the variety of facilities and resources to find your perfect graduate career. Skype careers appointments are now available for students who can not come into the careers clinic.

Careers Resources - A variety of online resources to assist you with planning your career and landing your perfect position.  Online workshops are available through the BEA Hub.

Final Year Students - Information for final year students.

Bangor Prospects- This is the University’s Student Employment Bureau advertising a variety of jobs and career opportunities.  Also available are a number of Jobs Search Engines.

International Placements, Internship and Graduate Programs - Information can be found here

Enterprise and Self Employment- Do you have an idea for a business or entrepreneurial skills you wish to develop? B-Enterprising offers a range of services to support business start-ups.

Erasmus for All - The Erasmus Programme is a European Union funded initiative which aims to improve the quality of higher education and strengthen European links.  From 2014 the Erasmus for All programme will provide opportunities for EU students to train in Non-EU countries and for Non-EU students to train in EU countries.

Further Study and Funding – Should you wish to undertake further study this section shows you the various things to consider before you commit yourself.  Information on this subject is also available from Prospects.

Useful Links - There is a vast amount of information available on the internet. Here is a selection.