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British Council

Study UK: Preparing for work

British Council via FutureLearn


Learn how to identify your strengths and use them in your career

In the last ten years there have been more than 12 million international graduates of UK education.

This two-week course will equip international graduates with the skills and understanding that they need in order to navigate and enter their local employment market. It will support them to identify their skills, and how to communicate these effectively to potential employers, as well building an understanding of organisational and workplace culture.

The course is for international graduates of UK Higher Education entering into, or returning to, the employment market, globally. They can have studied either in the UK, or for a UK HE qualification overseas via TNE.

The course is for all international graduates (undergraduates and postgraduates). To give a sense of scale of the potential audience, there are 12 million international students who have graduated from a UK HEI in the last ten years.


  • Getting Ready
    • How to make the most of this course
    • Identifying your skills
    • What's the right job for me?
    • Your work experience
    • Where do I look for a job?
    • Summarising the week
  • The job application process
    • Preparing your CV
    • Writing your covering letter
    • Succeeding at job interviews
    • Starting your new job
    • Future of work
    • Summarising the week

Taught by

Amin Neghavati


4.9 rating at FutureLearn based on 131 ratings

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