UK companies may rely on migrant workers to fill gaps in the job market, but many are unaware of the stringent procedure that must be followed prior to sponsorship. Migrant workers may begin work following issuance of:
During the tier 2 sponsor application process, the employer must have followed and met the requirements of the Resident Labour Market Test. The Resident Labour Market Test covers all aspects of the recruitment stage, including job advertisement.
The job must be advertised for a minimum of 28 calendar days. The job advert should include:
The employer may not need to carry out the Resident Labour Market Test if one of the below exception applies:
If the employer has complied with all the above and can justify that no settled worker can fill the position, the employer has successfully completed the Resident Labour Market Test. It is important to note that the test is but one of several requirements set by the Home Office prior to sponsoring a migrant worker. Once the above test and other aspects of the Sponsorship and Visa applications are completed correctly, this will allow for diversity and growth in business.
QC Immigration assists businesses from start-ups to multinational firms in sponsoring foreign employees and preventing illegal working. We can guide you towards becoming an A-rated Sponsor to secure your long-term recruitment plans. Whether you are a prospective employee or employer, contact us with your requirements and we will be happy to provide more information on the Tier 2 sponsor visa.
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