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Getting a job in the UK

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Due to the increasing volume of enquiries from individuals seeking employment in the UK, we thought it might be useful to discuss this topic and explain what we can do for you. The UK does not have an open borders approach, which a certain level of skill and/or experience is required to secure a job. We previously wrote about various UK sponsorship routes in our blog post.

 

Embarking on a job search in the UK as a foreign individual may seem like a difficult task. The process, which requires finding a UK employer who has the necessary licence to sponsor migrant workers, can be challenging. However, armed with the right information, resources, and strategy, the possibility of finding a job in the UK with sponsorship is not out of reach. We are here to guide you on this journey.

 

Under current rules, the following work visas require sponsorship by a qualifying employer


Skilled Worker visa
Health & Care Worker visa
Temporary Worker visas
Global Business Mobility visas
Scale Up worker (initial 6-month sponsorship)
Table of jobs
Table 1. Sample jobs suitable for the Skilled Worker route

While the responsibility of finding an eligible job rests on your shoulders, we are here to provide the necessary guidance. Depending on your qualifications and work experience, we can curate a list of suitable jobs for you to apply for. Once you secure an offer, we can assist you with your immigration application, making the process smoother and less daunting.

 

If you are planning to apply for a job in the UK, think about whether you can demonstrate that you are educated in the relevant field and that you have work experience (you will need to provide a translation of your educational diplomas if they were not issued in the UK). For example, if you are considering applying for a position as a nurse, a nursing degree and prior experience in working in hospitals or elderly houses would be crucial. In terms of the application process for jobs in the UK, you would normally be required to provide a CV listing your work experience and education and potentially a motivational letter in which you would need to explain how you could meet the job position’s requirements. While we do not specialise in assisting with the job application process, we have business partners who could help you with that.

 

Considering the high cost of living in the UK, relocating for work could be advantageous in the future, but it's essential to be financially prepared for initial expenses such as application fees, immigration advisor fees, travel, and other relocation costs. While we can offer guidance, we cannot guarantee employment if you choose to follow our advice.


 

It is crucial to stay on top of the rapidly changing immigration laws. If you are unsure about any recent changes or current rules, we are here to keep you informed and prepared. Do not hesitate to reach out to us for any queries or concerns.

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