If you are planning to work in the U.K., there are many ways to find a company that will sponsor your visa. Whether you’re looking for a temporary worker or an employee with long-term potential, this guide will help you search for the right option based on your situation and industry.
Know the visa types.
If you’re looking for a visa sponsorship job in the U.K., it’s important to know the types of visas that are available. There are three main categories:
- Tier 1: Entrepreneur (EB1) and Investor (EB2)
- Tier 2: General and Intra-Company Transfer
Understand your industry.
One of the most important things to know is what you’re looking for. You’ll want to make sure that your job is relevant, interesting, and in demand by employers.
In order for the visa process to work well, it’s vital that you understand how companies in your industry work. For example, if you’re looking at working in finance or accounting then it’s important that you know what sorts of qualifications they tend to look for when hiring individuals with these skillsets (don’t worry—I’ll cover this later).
Decide what you want to do.
The first step in applying for a visa is to decide what kind of job you want to do. This will determine the type of sponsorship required, as well as how many dependents you need to bring with you into the U.K.
For example, if all I wanted was a temporary position with an employer who sponsored me on my current visa, then no sponsorship would be needed at all (because there is no reason why they wouldn’t cover this themselves).
However, if I wanted full-time employment as an accountant or lawyer in the U.K., then there would be some paperwork involved before I could start work after arriving here on my new passport-issuing sponsor’s behalf—namely: filling out an online form; uploading documents such as copies of previous tax returns and certificates confirming qualification requirements met; paying fees via bank transfer (if necessary); waiting for approval; etcetera ad infinitum…
Be aware of your limitations.
As a visa sponsor, you will be responsible for making sure that your sponsored employee is eligible to work in the U.K. This can be tricky if you have no experience as a sponsor yourself and don’t know what questions to ask.
Asking too many questions or being too inquisitive about someone’s background could put you at risk of jeopardizing your own sponsorship license. You should also keep in mind that any information shared with immigration officials is confidential and cannot be used against you or others (including future visa applicants).
Create a cover letter that explains your situation and how it makes you an asset.
When you’re applying for a job, it’s important to remember that the organization is hiring for its own benefit. You don’t have to be the best person for the job—you just need to fit their needs and help them solve their problems.
That said, if you’re still unsure about which direction your skillset should go in, there are some things worth considering before jumping into an application: What are they looking for? How can I make myself more valuable as a candidate? How will my work impact this company’s bottom line (and vice versa)?
To find out how much value these questions might add up to, take a look at how much time and energy companies put into interviewing candidates in order to select new employees. It may seem like an unnecessary waste of time when compared with other aspects of running an organization like marketing campaigns or production costs; however, research shows that good hires are worth their weight in gold because they’ll increase employee satisfaction while reducing absenteeism levels over time—a win-win situation all around!
Search job boards that are U.K.-specific.
You may want to search for jobs that are UK-specific or US-specific, but if you’re looking for a job in the international arena, then it’s a good idea to look at job boards that are international in nature. This will help you find opportunities that cater specifically to non-U.K./U.S.-based individuals who want to work abroad and study on their visas
Take advantage of social networks, especially LinkedIn.
You can also use LinkedIn to find people in the industry that you are interested in. If you want to go into a particular area of research, such as education or health care, it might be helpful to look at LinkedIn profiles of people who have worked for companies in this field and see what they’ve done there.
You’ll also find some useful information on other people’s profiles when they list their job titles or positions (and therefore their employers). For example: “I am an assistant professor at Cambridge University” means that these two individuals are both at Cambridge University—but one works for a teaching hospital while the other teaches private students.
Find jobs through headhunters and recruiters.
If you’re looking for a job that isn’t publicly advertised, headhunters and recruiters can help. They are experts in the field, and they know where all of the jobs are—and they may even have access to positions that aren’t on LinkedIn or online job boards.
Headhunters will also be able to provide advice about how best to prepare for interviews, including what questions potential employers might ask during an interview.
They can also help with your C.V., cover letter (if applicable), and visa application process so that when it comes time for interviews, you feel confident about what needs to go into each document before submitting them back at home base!
There are many ways to find a company in the U.K. willing to sponsor you for a visa
There are many ways to find a company in the U.K. willing to sponsor you for a visa. You can search for jobs through headhunters, recruiters, and job boards; you can also search for jobs on social networks like LinkedIn.
If your employer is willing to sponsor your visa, then they will ask their HR department or an immigration consultant at least two things:
- What type of work experience do we need from you? * How much did they pay before?
We hope this article has helped you understand the process of applying for visa sponsorship in the U.K., and to make sure that you get it right! The first step is creating your cover letter, which will help employers see why they should trust you as an employee. Then, show them that they have nothing to worry about by presenting them with all of your qualifications—which may include education or experience—and giving them examples of how these skills can be applied at work.