Learn more about the skilled worker visa
A Skilled Worker visa allows you to come to or stay in the UK to do an eligible job with an approved employer.
This visa has replaced the Tier 2 (General) work visa.
Check the Skilled Workers visa list to see if your occupation is listed.
- You need to have a job offer from an approved employer
- The employer needs to be on the Government’s register of licensed sponsors.
- The employer will check that you meet the eligibility requirements.
- They’ll give you a “certificate of sponsorship” to prove this
When people have posted on our Facebook group asking for advice on this we have seen many comments where people have been recommending various care companies which don’t currently offer sponsorship. While these may be useful to people already living in the U.K. it’s not beneficial for those needing a Skilled Workers visa to work in the U.K., and may give people false hope.
When looking for companies that provide sponsorship, there aren’t many offering sponsorship for the new care workers occupation code. This maybe because it takes a company up to 8 weeks to become an approved sponsor and the new occupation code is still new.
The Government site does provide a register of worker and temporary worker licensed sponsors
There is a website that could be useful in helping people searching for companies that offer sponsorship. A number of people have realised that the Government list is not very easy to use and they have put together some useful information and tools to help you search for a sponsor.
After having a brief look at some of the links on the site, which does offer easier searching for sponsorship jobs, it seems there isn’t much with regards to the new carer occupation code.
However still a useful site for other occupations.
It may be worth taking a look at this site.
- When you can be paid less
- If you work in healthcare or education
- Knowledge of English
- How much does it cost?
- Documents you will need when you apply
- If you apply from outside the United Kingdom
- Your partner and children
- Extend your visa
- Update your visa if you change job or employer
- Switch to this visa
- Taking on additional work