If you are looking to migrate to the UK, you may want to consider a UK work visa. Not only does the UK work visa route lead to settlement, but is also a great opportunity to progress your career. This blog looks at the UK’s fastest-growing industries and what they can offer to migrant workers.
With no surprise, the fastest-growing industry is currently the technology industry. This sector mainly comprises such roles as software developers and IT engineers. The UK’s job market within the technology industry has skyrocketed and continues to grow. In 2022, the UK saw approximately 5 million people working in the industry, 54,000 of whom are migrant workers. Although the percentage of migration is quite small in comparison, there is a keen drive for companies to increase the figure (despite the UK government’s attempt to drastically reduce migration). This is because UK employers are of the general belief that the international workforce has an overall positive impact on the growth of their companies due to the continuous diverse ideas and innovation, and so these companies look to open their doors internationally.
Most roles within this industry would meet the required level of skill to be eligible to apply for a Skilled Worker visa. To apply for a Skilled Worker visa, you must first have a secured job offer from a company that holds a sponsor licence, and the prospective employer must be willing to sponsor you under this category. You will then be required to demonstrate the following:
- A certificate of sponsorship (‘CoS’) from your employer (detailing your role and salary to ensure that you meet the minimum skill level and salary), and
- The English language requirement
For further information on the Skilled Worker visa, please follow the link here.
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