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A Tier 2 visa (or Work Permit) is one of the broadest UK visa options. It’s also where we can provide the most assistance, particularly if you are looking for consulting work in IT, finance, telecommunications, or engineering.
You need an employer to employ and sponsor you for a Tier 2 visa; your stay in the country is dependent on your role with this employer. The visa lasts for an initial three years and is renewable for a further two.
Starting in April 2011, the UK government has limited these visas to 20,700 per year. The limit doesn’t apply to foreign workers earning more than £150,000 p/a or anyone changing employers in-country.
The good news is every month there are 1725 additional Tier 2 work permits available and the UKBA have approved more than 99% of sponsorship applications since April 2011.
What comes next is dependent on the demand for your skills, your location, and your employment.
Unfortunately, we can’t help you find work. Before we can assist you, you need to assess the demand for your skillset in the UK. You should research the market and your chances of getting hired. Once you’ve done thorough research, you can consult our jobseeker toolkit to help you line up a position.
Your location & employment status
I’m currently outside the UK
This is an important consideration because your current location and home country can affect the visa application process and entry clearance procedures.
Equally important is your employment status. If you DO already have a job offer but need a work permit, then the Tier 2 visa is probably your best option. Again, if you aren’t employed, you need to research your options before seeking our services.
Again, we can’t help you find work. Make sure you research your prospects and then use our jobseeker toolkit.
If you’re inside the UK, you’ll already have a visa, but you may be wanting to change to a different visa type like the Tier 2 (General).
Are you currently working? If you’ve got a job in the UK, you may be interested in switching Tier 2 sponsors or switching onto a Tier2. Check out our guide on switching here.
You might also be looking into changing to consulting. If you’re considering a role as a consultant (or if you aren’t sure that it’s right for you), be sure to read on or simply jump ahead to our information on consulting.
If you’ve been offered a position (or are currently negotiating one), you’re probably more interested in understanding your sponsorship options. If your offer is for a consulting position, we might be able to help you…
The most obvious benefit to consulting is that you’ll often get paid more than double the amount you would get for similar work with the end client directly. On average, consultants working through our partners in the UK make approximately £84,000 per year and stay in the country for about two and a half years.
If you’re considering a high paying project role, how do you accept it without the necessary visa? One of the best ways is to work through a consulting company…
Sometimes companies need specialists for temporary projects. Since it’s a short-term job, they don’t need to hire a full-time employee. This means they’ll pay a consultant (you) to work on the project. This makes them a “client” rather than an employer, though; clients usually don’t sponsor workers for temporary assignments.
This is where consulting companies come in – they’re an intermediary between you and the client, and can potentially sponsor your Tier 2 work visa.
When you work for a consulting company, they become your employer.
If you already have a job offer, get in touch with us now for FREE advice. We’ll contact our UK partners to figure out your best options and, if you give us the green light, we’ll put you in touch with them (all of this is free).
If you’re still looking for a position, sign up for our (also free) jobseeker toolkit.
If you’ve decided that a consulting position is the right avenue for you, you probably want to get started as soon as you can. So what do you do?
Step 1: Fill in this basic form and we’ll send you our jobseeker toolkit (for free!).
Step 2: We will respond by email giving you advice straight away. You can ask us any questions you like (still FREE!) and we'll talk through your options with you. If you like any of the options we suggest then we can introduce you to the consultancy partners.
Step 3: Set up an automatic Google spreadsheet that will pull in jobs to apply for and recruiters you should register with.
Step 4: Fine tune your CV and covering email.
Step 5: Start applying.
Step 6: Contact us when you have an offer.
Formatting your CV for the UK market
Including tips for highlighting your strengths
Crafting emails that make you stand out from the crowd
Get noticed by Recruiters
Using google automation to build a list of relevant UK recruiters
Target Recruitment Agents specialised in your area
UK payroll calculator
Estimate your earnings
A list of the most popular jobsites for finding work in the UK
Easy access to a wide range of jobs
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