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Immigration: Key considerations when recruiting from overseas - fully booked

10:30AM, 11 March 2019
Central London
This popular workshop examines from an immigration perspective, how to recruit staff from overseas and will be of benefit to all staff responsibly for staff immigration.

  1. Programme
  2. What attendees said about this workshop
  3. Booking

This workshop will examine, from an immigration perspective, how to recruit staff from overseas. It will be of benefit to all staff responsible for staff immigration and will be facilitated by Graeme Ross, the Immigration and Compliance Manager at the University of Cambridge, together with Simon Kenny, Principal Associate at Eversheds Sutherland. 

Together they will give hints and tips on how to deal pragmatically with a range of scenarios as well as highlighting relevant legal issues. Examples of some of the areas to be covered are:

  • The key rules applying to Tier 2 sponsorship, including restricted and unrestricted Certificates of Sponsorship, the Resident Labour Market Test, English Language requirements, maintenance, skill level, salary rates and periods of stay.
  • Other immigration routes such as Tier 5 GAE, Tier 1 Exceptional Talent and Tier 4
  • Sponsorship requirements, such as reporting and record keeping duties 
  • UKVI audits and areas of particular interest to UKVI.
  • Suspension, downgrade and revocation of sponsor licence – what does this mean and how can it be avoided?
  • Right to work checks and prevention of illegal working
  • Recent developments and Rule changes, including the healthcare surcharge.
  • The EU Settlement Scheme and the short-term impact of Brexit.

The day will run between 10.30 am and 3.30 pm (registration from 10.00 am).

The content will be pitched at a level that will suit both experienced practitioners and ‘new starters’, so it will serve both as a ‘health check’ for those already working in this area and as an introduction for those who are new to this area. 

A timed programme can be found below.

Immigration - Key considerations when recruiting from overseas - programme



Recent attendees of this workshop have said:

“I would say it is an informative and useful way to discuss issues with others in the sector. Great for networking." 
“Very useful, especially for someone new to immigration.”
“Well presented, thorough seminar. Thank you.”
“Very helpful and informative.”
“I found the workshop very informative and extremely useful. Good, relevant content and experienced and knowledgeable presenters.” 

This run of the workshop is fully booked


Prices and booking processes:

Participants from UCEA member HEIs

£340 per place.

Participants from other HEIs and HE sector agencies

£440 per place.

Please email to join the waiting list for places or express your interest in attending a future run later this year.