Right to work and National Insurance numbers
Right to Work
Most International Students can work up to 20 hours a week (Mon-Sun) during term time and full time during vacations. However, it is crucial that you confirm your permission to work before starting a job. You can do this by:
- Checking the wording on your Passport or ID card
- The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) provide a factsheet and further help with checking your work status and what your visa can and can’t allow you to do.
- Contacting a University Advisor
- EEA Students: Working in UK
- Non-EEA Students: Working in UK
Tax and National Insurance Numbers
Everyone who wants to work in the UK MUST have a National Insurance Number (NIN). The NIN acts as an account number and makes sure that you pay the correct amount of tax and National Insurance contribution.
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Applying for jobs: Get Help with Applications
There are many ways that you can find work whilst studying in the UK. The best routes are:
- Use our online job vacancy list.
- View our Guide to finding Part-time Work
- Create an up to date and relevant CVand go in personally to companies. There are many bars, restaurants and retail outfits in Manchester that recruit students all year round. Places to start looking are: Manchester Arndale, Trafford Centre, also key areas such as Deansgate and Oxford Road in Manchester are very busy with bars and restaurants.