solicitors can help you make the right choices when applying for a work visa to
relocate to the UK, including ensuring that there are minimal delays throughout
the process. There are some in-demand jobs in the UK this year and beyond.
Finding the right solution for your needs takes time and research.
The impact of Brexit
on work visas
When the UK left the European Union, it meant the end of free movement
between the other EU Member States and the UK. Any EU citizens already living
in the UK before January 1st, 2021, do not need to apply for a work
visa, but since that date, any EU citizen must follow the same visa rules as
non-EU nationals trying to live and work in the UK. What this has meant is that
it is more difficult for UK companies to fill roles, and there are plenty of
roles available to prospective migrant workers.
Is it difficult to get a job as an immigrant
in the UK?
One of the reasons you
should speak with expert immigration solicitors about gaining a work visa for
the UK is that it isn’t quite as straightforward as it once was. The
eligibility criteria for a work visa in the UK have changed since Brexit, with
the government shifting away from lower-skilled migrant workers to a points
system where highly skilled migrant workers are prioritised. The assistance of
business immigration solicitors will help you to figure out exactly what types
of jobs will gain access to a work visa and how.
It is possible for
some people to gain a temporary visa to perform seasonal work – as we have seen
with fruit pickers over the years. For any long-term work in the UK, there is a
requirement for a higher level of education and training to be accepted on a
Benefits of immigration solicitors
understand the situation inside and out. There are only certain occupations
that are listed on the Home Office website that are eligible for a Skilled
Worker visa. For any entry visa application, there are often delays and
frustration to contend with.
solicitors can’t speed up the process at all, but they can help you to minimise
disruption and smooth the process. Avoiding mistakes is the biggest part of
this process, ensuring you don’t have to go back over past phases of an
application to make corrections. This saves time down the line and prevents
rejections based on technicalities. As legislation changes, your immigration
lawyers will keep you informed and make the necessary adjustments.
Top in-demand jobs for migrant workers in the
The National Health
Service (NHS) is not as strong as it once was. There is a real need for skilled
workers to fill roles throughout many different areas of the health service in
the UK. It is thought that there are over 100,000 vacancies and you could be
entitled to apply for a UK Health and Care visa, fast-tracked, for the
· Public health managers
· Biological scientists
· Medical practitioners
· Physical scientists
· Social workers
· Laboratory technicians
The list goes on and
on with these vacancies. Every corner of the NHS is crying out for skilled
workers. The same can be said for scientists in general, with the Home Office
particularly keen to attract scientists to the UK.
In a sector that is short
of skilled labour, the following roles are just some engineering jobs that are
in high demand:
· Civil engineers
· Production and process engineers
· Electrical and electronics engineers
· Design and development
IT continues to be important and will be well
into the future. As technology advances at a fast pace, it is important to have
the skilled workforce to innovate, design, develop, design systems, analyse IT, manage projects, and offer the highest levels of cybersecurity.
One area you might be surprised to hear that
the government is trying to attract migrant workers in is the artisan arena.
We’ve seen the demise of the traditional big high-street brands in recent
years. In its place, the government wishes to attract an economy of artisans,
butchers, bakers, cake makers, furniture makers, fishmongers, and other skilled
workers. It is believed that this level of craft and skill will help the
economy to grow.