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Working with a Graduate Route Visa


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Working with a Graduate Route Visa

Here we guide you through the working permissions you will have to adhere to whilst your Graduate Route Visa is pending as well as when you have been granted a Graduate Route Visa.

Working as a Student

Whilst you are a student you can continue to work in the UK under your Tier 4/Student Route conditions. 

You may be required to submit documentation on your eligibility to work in the UK after your studies. If you require this documentation you will need to request an International Working Letter.

Working while your Graduate Route Visa decision is pending

If you have applied for a Graduate Route Visa and you are waiting for a decision, you can continue to work in the UK under your Tier 4/Student Route work conditions printed on your BRP card.

You may be required to submit documentation on your eligibility to work in the UK after your studies. If you require this documentation you will need to request an International Working Letter.

Working with a Graduate Route Visa

If you are granted a Graduate Route visa, you can do any employed or self-employed work, except working as a professional sportsperson or coach.

Sunderland Futures

We know that the graduate jobs market is competitive and that's why we are here to help you stand out from the crowd. In fact, as Sunderland Alumni you can access services from Sunderland Futures for up to three years after graduation.

Sunderland Futures offer a variety of different services for graduates looking for jobs, including:

  • Individual advice and guidance regarding 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.