Sponsor Licence – What can I do if my business is facing labour shortages?

04 Jul 2024, 19 mins ago

If you are experiencing labour shortage in your organisation, one of the solutions will be expanding your recruitment efforts beyond the UK. This will not only allow you to tap into a global pool of skilled individuals but also give you the opportunity to expand your company’s professional network globally. 

To address your talent shortage, consider expanding your global network to attract skilled individuals from abroad who are currently based overseas or in the UK with permission on other routes or maybe working for another Sponsor. If you choose to hire overseas nationals, obtaining a valid Sponsor licence is critical.

A Sponsor licence is essential for UK companies seeking to employ foreign nationals. It acts as a formal endorsement, allowing you to sponsor their work visa applications. In fact, most UK work visas, including the Skilled Worker and Global Business Mobility visas, require a Certificate of Sponsorship from a licenced company to be successful.

Obtaining a sponsor licence involves a thorough application process with extensive documentation. Due to the complexities involved, seeking guidance from a legal advisor specialising in immigration law is highly recommended.

Don’t let talent shortage hinder your business growth. Explore the possibility of expanding your recruitment efforts globally. If navigating the sponsor licence process seems daunting, consider seeking legal assistance to expedite the hiring of qualified foreign nationals.

How Gherson can assist

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