As an international student, I’m on a tier 4 student visa but after doing a pgce can you apply for jobs to secondary schools. I understand that you need a certificate of sponsorship from your employer in this case the school which allowes you to move from the tier 4 (student) visa to the tier 2 (work) visa. I would like to inquire if schools who have academy status or those that come under the council of a city sponsor international students once they qualify with PGCE. I am planning to teach Mathematics at secondary school level. I understand that the sponsorship varies from school to school but can anyone tell from experience if schools hire/willing to sponsor international students. Thank you for your help.