Brexit: What might it mean for me and my career?

There’s been a lot of upheaval in the last week. If you’re a student or just about to graduate, you might be wondering how the decision for the UK to leave the European Union is going to impact on your future career.

Here, in Careers and Employability, we want to reassure you that we’ll continue to support you in your career planning just as we always have. We’ll be keeping up-to-date with changes to the graduate job market and we’ll share everything we learn with you as soon as we find out.

Even though everything is uncertain at the moment, there’s a lot you can do to help yourself:

If you’re interested in a particular company or sector, keep checking their website or sector news sites to keep up-to-date with changes or new programmes that emerge.

If you’re an international student, your prospects of being able to work in the UK in the medium and longer term may change. It’s not clear yet what any changes to immigration for workers will be, so be aware of information on visas and immigration for work at the UK Government’s website.

If you are a UK student interested in working overseas, you’ll need to keep in touch with the equivalent work immigration departments of international governments to find out how regulations change. You may find that building a network of contacts e.g. via LinkedIn and getting experience now in countries you want to live and work in later could help, and it’s a useful thing to do this whilst the UK is still officially within the EU, if possible. Language fluency will give you an advantage in an international marketplace, so spending time developing your skills will be a wise investment.

However the situation develops in the coming months, please call in to see us, ask us questions via CareerHub or ring us on 01244 513066 or 01925 534235 so that we can work with you in putting your ideas into action.

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