This is what's more commonly known as changing from a Working Holiday Visa to a Work Permit. So you moved to the United Kingdom on a Working Holiday Visa, you've made great progress and now - just when you are earning great money, enjoying the benefits of London life, getting terrific contracting opportunities and exposure at a level that just isnt available back home - your two years are up and you have to leave. Or do you?
Our sponsorship partners may be able to assist Working Holiday Makers in moving onto Sponsored (Tier 2) Work Permits. You'll need to have the right skills and experience to match their current opportunities. The big advantage Tier 5 holders have is that they are known to UK employers and have valuable local experience. This makes them more attractive to sponsoring employers, especially consulting companies.
Please be sure to mention you want to change from a Working Holiday Visa to a Work Permit in your application.