There is a broad range of industries in the UK making it one of the best choices for work in Europe, with many cities transforming into international global business hubs.

Even though the UK economy took a big hit during the global recession, more recently it has shown signs of recovery. The country boasts the 3rd largest economy in Europe (behind Germany and France) and a workforce of over 30 million people, and the 5th largest in the world.

The unemployment rate currently stands at 5.4%, a six-year low and according to a recent study by High Fliers, graduate employment is at a ten-year high with more graduate jobs on offer now than in previous years, however, competition for these roles remains fierce.

Language skills are becoming increasingly important, making many foreign nationals desirable candidates in the world of business. The international language of business is still predominantly English.

With the country’s diverse work sectors, good working conditions and numerous employment opportunities it’s no surprise that the UK is a popular destination for international graduates wanting to kick start their careers.

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