The UK will offer you a multitude of employment opportunities to start and pursue your career. A member of the European Union and G8, the United Kingdom is ranked amongst the largest economies in the world. You may be able to come to the UK under different working schemes which aim to attract the high skilled and shortage occupations.
Your success in finding a job will depend on the type of work you are looking for and which part of the UK you intend to live in.
With Europe at its doorstep and a large domestic market, the UK immigration program offers a gateway for thousands of applicants seeking a European experience. The different categories of UK visas are designed to attract professionals from all industries to occupy key positions. Many UK visa categories allow extended options which can lead to permanent residence.
The UK is a big place. And in some areas of work, there are big shortages which make seeking employment for many, a chooser's market. The government compiles an approved list of recognised skills shortage occupations.
There is especially a skills shortage in certain areas of Engineering, Healthcare, Education and other occupations. Examples of jobs listed as shortage occupations include railway engineers, transportation and highway engineers, nurses of all types, medical consultants in a number of fields, GPs, physiotherapists and teachers of any subject compulsory in UK schooling.
If you have high level qualifications and a job offer from a UK company in a shortage occupation then it can help, make it straightforward to apply for a work permit. Because the list has been officially approved by UK Government, it means UK employers can employ a skilled person from outside the country, and obtain the preferred candidate a work permit. For those who are unable to obtain a valid visa to work in the UK, and have a job which is on the approved list, the opportunity to work here is still a reality.
Contact us to assess whether your skills match the occupation in demand criterion to work in the UK