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ways to work in the UK
HIGHLY SKILLED MIGRANT PROGRAMME (HSMP)
a UK work permit without needing
a UK employer to sponsor you!
have searched far and wide for partners that look after
their clients, do not charge excessive amounts of money
and are regulated by the OISC, well now we have found them
all barriers to working in the UK
the online Highly Skilled Migrant Programme (HSMP) Points
Calculator from our partners at SkillClear and see if you
qualify! You can also receive a free assessment
of your case by a Registered Specialist HSMP Consultant.
Highly Skilled Migrant Programme has been very successful
since itís launch on 28th Jan 2002.
points based scheme allows you to qualify for HSMP based
on your qualifications, work experience and achievements
in a particular field. The programme was designed to encourage
the entry of people to the UK to seek employment who are
probably already earning a high salary and are very successful
in their home country.
individual can apply; depending on your circumstances where
you may apply from will vary. Applications made in the UK
will be scored against the HSMP criteria but whether leave
to remain is granted will also be determined by your current
immigration status. Applications for those resident overseas
no longer need to be made in the first instance via a British
embassy or consulate overseas. We can make these applications
directly in the UK.
you can qualify under the programme
make a successful application you will need to provide evidence
that you score sufficient points in the categories and demonstrate
that you will be able to continue your career in the United
Kingdom. Please note that you do not have to score points
in all categories to qualify under the programme as long
as you score at the minimum points total required.
you think you may qualify visit the HSMP calculator for
a quick initial assessment, a free service which will ask
a few basic questions for a simple way to assess your score.
SkillClear will let you know if you qualify for the programme
and see if you would like to apply. Easy.
you are based outside the UK, your payment will be required
in advance, if you are in the UK, half the fee as deposit
and half upon success.
If you do not qualify under the Highly Skilled Migrant Programme,
there are other options available to you:If you are a Commonwealth
citizen between the ages of 17 and 30 then you may qualify
for a Working Holiday Visa. With recent changes to legislation
you will now be able to work full time with the Working
Holiday Visa without need to find an employer first. Find
out more about the Working
Holiday Visa.If you have a
job offer from a UK company which wants to employ you in
a role for which it can not find an EU national, you may
be able to get an employer sponsored work permit. Further
Information for Employees.
in the UK
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can and who can't work and live in the UK?
Residents of the UK and British and European Nationals [EEA]
do not need to apply for the right to work in the UK. Mostly
all others will need to ensure that they have this right
to work, study or live in the UK and there are many ways
in which this can be achieved. The key issue for you is
that you know your status and can obtain this right as quickly
and certainly as possible.
most common way to obtain this right to work is by obtaining
one of the many types of work permit or permit free employment
available. These include permits for those who have been
offered a job ; for those who have not had such an offer
but are of a highly skilled and experienced nature ; those
who are British Commonwealth citizens under 31 years old
; those working as Ministers of Religion, for International
Press, as Postgraduate Doctors or Dentists, Overseas Governments
and many more.
are many other ways to enable you to legally live and work
in the UK including those who have UK or EU partners, those
who may have British or Irish Ancestry and others.
a common fact that too many opportunities are lost due to
lack of awareness of your options.
and Recruiters miss out on ther people they need and Candidates
miss out on their ideal job because of lack of information
and help. It is also a fact that these opportunities are
sometimes avoided because it is felt that too much extra
work and admin is required to make it happen. Actually,
all it takes is an email or a phone call to give you an
idea about such matters and after that, there is either
little or no extra work. That is what our partners at SkillClear
do for you.
Information for UK Immigration, Work Permits and Visas.
permit schemes were originally designed to ensure that non-EEA
nationals did not compete with the resident labour force.
However, in today's market, with relatively low unemployment,
the Government is more focused on working with British Industry
to make it stronger, especially in areas that demand skills
that are officially considered to be in short supply - notably
IT, telecommunications, engineering, teaching and medicine.
Even so, foreign candidates must show themselves to be ideal
for a position that has proved difficult to fill with local
workers. In areas of occupation
shortages, advertising is not required, nor
is it required for board level roles, transfers from your
overseas company to the UK, those with previous work permits
in the same field and those that are coming with investment.
In addition, the new Sectors
Based Scheme allows lesser skilled people obtain a work
permit such as in the Hospitality Industry (Chefs, Waiters
etc) and the Meat Packing Industry. This is a quota based
scheme renewed annually.
an employer can apply for a work
permit. It remains specific to one role and does not
cover a transfer to another position within the company
or a move to another although doing this can be easier if
required. There are many routes of entry if you work as
a contractor or want to work as a business
visitor, on an advisory or consulting basis.
Free Employment is another very useful way to enter
the UK to work - it still requires providing documented
details of candidate and role but is relatively a more simple
process. It is not a work permit as such, it is a visa that
allows work in specific categories.
Commonwealth citizens, the Working
Holiday Scheme can allow a 2 years visit to the UK to
work and/or holiday if you are under 31 years of age and
is an ideal way to minimise some of the other permit and
visa headaches that can crop up.
Skilled Migrant Programme is a great development in
recent years and allows those skilled individuals to obtain
a one year full work visa for the UK without the need for
a job offer first. It overcomes most of the hurdles commonly
encountered. For instance, a recruitment company cannot
sponsor a work permit for those it wishes to place. So now,
as an agency, all you need to do is obtain this HSMP
visa for your best people and you can contyract them out
and place them permanently WITH the right to work. For individuals,
you can come to the UK to look for work. If you find it,
I am sure you are used to an employer asking you if you
have a work permit. Well now your answer is 'Yes'. You can
take that job without your new employer needing to do anything
different to taking on a UK national.
who are married
to or partners of UK nationals, residents, work permit
holders or EEA nationals can also obtain the right to work
on that basis.
who have UK or Irish grandparents may also be able to obtain
the right to work.
all above categories, your family
can come too if they are under 18 and dependant on you.
Your parents and grandparents may also be able to accompany
you depending on their particulars.
you make a decision that any candidate or opportnity is
not for you, why not look at all of your options first.
There are probably more than you think.
is important to you. Make sure you are fully informed or
a placement, a great employee or a great job may just slip
information has been supplied in association with our partners
- Immigration, Work Permit and Visa Consultants.
to visit UK Immigration site.