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Working with a Graduate Route Visa

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Working with a Graduate Route Visa

In this section, we'll take you through the working permissions you'll need to follow while your Graduate Route visa is pending, as well as after it's been granted.

Working as a Student

As a student, you can still work in the UK under the Tier 4/Student Route conditions but you might need to submit proof you can work once you graduate. If you need this, you should request an International Working Letter.

Working while your Graduate Route Visa decision is pending

You can still work in the UK whilst your waiting for a decision on your Graduate Route Visa as long as you are under your Tier 4/Student Route. You might need to submit documentation on your right to work after your studies, in which case you'll need to request an International Working Letter.

Working with a Graduate Route Visa

Once you've got your Graduate Route Visa you can do any employed or self-employed work except as a professional sportsperson or coach.

Sunderland Futures

We know the graduate jobs market is competitive, which is why we're here to help you stand out. As University of Sunderland in London Alumni, you'll have access to Sunderland Futures for up to three years after graduation. It offers you a wide range of different career services, including:

  • Individual advice and guidance on your career options and choices
  • 1-2-1 careers appointments
  • Access to our online vacancy service advertising jobs and opportunities with regional, national and international employers
  • CV and application support
  • Unique and interactive coaching for interviews and assessment centres
  • Opportunities to attend employer-led events, including our Graduate Recruitment Fair
  • Access to free, online resources including practice aptitude tests, video interviews and GoinGlobal, a resource advertising job opportunities and internships across the world.