Oxford International Education Group is joining forces with employability platform Student Circus to give its students more access to job searches.
With an aim to “equal the playing field for international student cohorts”, the partnership will allow graduates to use Student Circus’s plethora of toolkits and resources, as well as its “dynamic jobs board”.
“With this partnership we can help international students before, during and after they study,” said OIEG CEO Lil Bremermann-Richard.
“[Those] entering the workforce bring valuable perspectives and experience, but often find it difficult to get work in their chosen field.”
It comes after it was reported by The PIE that “more action is required” to bridge the remaining gap for international students and UK graduate employability.
As well as allowing students access to the Student Circus platform, OIEG is currently operating a pre-masters pathway, which gives students the ability to look for visa-enabled jobs and placements.
The pathway follows in the same vein of helping students “before, during and after they study”, by allowing them access from the start of their pre-sessions program.
“Students will get access to top-notch resources and advice to be fully equipped while navigating the UK labour market”
“We’re delighted to partner with OIEG and help international students be career-ready before they start a full-time degree, while also empowering them to find work post-graduation,” Student Circus director Tripti Maheshwari commented.
“Students will get access to top-notch resources and advice to be fully equipped while navigating the UK labour market – which means they enter university with an edge,” she continued.
With the ongoing difficulties facing international graduates at UK universities of finding a job post-degree, the partnership is aiming to boost confidence for graduates in their ability to stay in the UK and find work in the country.
“Our partnership with Student Circus ensures [students and graduates] are in the best possible position to put their skills to direct use in the job market. When international students do well, so does the UK economy,” Bremmerman-Richard added.