3. Meeting VISA Requirements
Come fly with me!
When applying for a work VISA to countries such as Ireland, UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Canada IELTS is usually a requirement sought by most companies for those seeking long term contracts or, by educational institutions.
The reason for the IELTS certification is to show that you have more than basic conversational skills and possess a range of vocabulary, grammar and a balance of English skills that are required to integrate into a working/study environment and of course, society in general.
Different region, different requirements
It is really important that you check the required score for the position you are applying for as it varies from country to country. Certain professions/courses such as education, legal and medical will require scores of 7 whereas others will be lower. The job/study requirements are usually clearly stipulated by employers/education institutions, and interviews or presentations in English are the norm. This is where IELTS preparation becomes invaluable and helps the applicant approach the application process with confidence.
Once accepted for either employment or a third level education course your IELTS certification has now provided you with a key document in applying to the respective immigration authorities for a necessary VISA to live and work/study abroad.
4. Enhanced Career Possibilities
Boost Your CV/Resume
English language skills are a valuable inclusion on any C.V. when looking for work abroad. IELTS certification provides official proof of your ability and helps employers to narrow down the selection process as English is often considered as valuable an asset as other job requirements.
Many students are now quite willing to work abroad due to the lucrative nature of job opportunities available. IELTS can often prove to be a significant influence in helping individuals during job selection and choosing the best career path.
IELTS is not only beneficial to those willing to travel but also to those seeking employment in a variety of sectors in their native countries. Many multi-national companies and national companies, government departments and the medical and legal professions see English as a necessary component of their business model. Therefore, applicants with an accepted certified level have an immediate advantage and more opportunities.
Participation in an IELTS course also proves to employers that you can plan and strategize to reach objectives and goals. Moreover, it proves you can communicate in English when working towards these targets, whether alone or in a group. It is also worth noting that those who have studied abroad and worked in an English-speaking environment are viewed as highly employable on return to their native countries.