Employing international students

The most up-to-date information for UK employers is available from the UK Border Agency website. Here you will find advice how legally to employ international students and graduates. UKBA also produce regular updates for employers with the latest news on immigration rules.

Penningtons Solicitors regularly produce newsletters and e-bulletins with business and legal developments and immigration updates.

AGCAS provides information on recruiting international graduates: A guide to recruiting international graduates.

UL Border Agency

Explore the UK Border Agency website for more information and advice.


This guide has been prepared by the lnternationalisation Task Group of the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) to help employers consider recruiting international graduates from UK universities. Its aim is to provide an overview of the key schemes in place in April 2016. This does not, of course, replace the need for employers to seek their own legal advice in these matters but we hope this guide goes some way to demystifying the immigration options available to international graduates and the employers who wish to recruit them.