So far so good, The Uk’s unemployment rate currently stands at a relatively low 4.7% (year 2020), and the graduate labour market remains robust and by some measures is as strong as it has been for quite a while.
Candidates from top ranking UK Universities with the right qualifications, skills, and experience have a decent chance of employment despite the fierce competition among graduates.
The UK is home to various international communities, so as a foreign national you will be in good and safe company. The UK offers numerous areas where one can find work and make a great career for themselves. With plenty of job sectors to work from no doubt, the UK has been the topmost choice for international students who wants to start their careers
Chief Executives and Senior Officials
Marketing and Sales Directors
Pilots and Flight Engineers
Information Technology Directors
Public Health Managers
Higher Education Teaching Professionals
Note: The figures provided in the table can vary. Source: Savethestudent
Fastest-growing jobs in the UK
As per research from a global job site Indeed, demand for IT engineers in the UK grew faster than any other profile over the past few years.
Since April 2018, search for jobs related to IT engineers have been up by more than a third and making it the fastest-growing career in the British job market. In order to meet the shortfall, the UK engineering industry needs to recruit and train approximately 1.8 million by the year 2025. Apart from this, the demand for graduates related to the technological field has also increased by almost 28% in the same period.
Top Hiring Companies in the UK
Since UK’s services industry constitutes the major chunk of the entire workforce, that is, of over 80.2%, it is understood why there is a shortage of the required qualifed workforce. At present, as per April-June quarter of 2021, around 75.1% employment was recorded, which is 0.3% up by the previous quarter. Majorly IT, Engineering & Technology, Medical, Businesses, Consulting, Agricultural, Research, Marketing, Finance level firms hire maximum number of graduates and postgraduates in the UK. The following is a list of top 10 companies which hire qualified graduates in bulk annually in the UK:
#1: Salesforce – Cloud based software company
#2: Microsoft – Technology company
#3: Abcam – Protein supplier research tool
#4: Google – Technology company
#5: Softcat – IT Infrastructure company
#6: GTB – Marketing Agency company
#7: Apple – Technology company
#8: Bella Italia – Casual Dining Group with a chain of 90 restaurants
#9: SAP – Software Corporation company
#10: Facebook – Technology company
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Skilled Worker Visa: Shortage Occupations and their Annual Salary Going Rate
Various job sectors including Education, Scientists, Healthcare, Engineers, Analysts, Programme & Software, Architects, Artists – Dancers, Musicians; Art Officers, Graphic Designers, Senior Citizens care workers, etc are included in the shortage occupations and those who are skilled in these sectors can be paid 80% of the job’s going rate in the UK. Read on for a brief overview of ONS occupation coding tool:
It is advised that applicants check in detail about these jobs and also the requirements for their spouse and children. Not all benefits are available for the skilled work visa aplicants in the UK. Students studying in the UK, international students studying in the UK are all eligible to apply for this visa.