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Immigration: Key considerations when recruiting from overseas - Leeds

10:30AM, 13 June 2019
Central Leeds
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

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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, an experienced Immigration and Compliance practitioner 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 include:

  • 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 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. 

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

A timed programme can be found below.

Immigration - Key considerations when recruiting from overseas workshop (Leeds) - programme

Prices and booking processes:

Participants from UCEA member HEIs

£340 per place.

If you work at a UCEA member institution and wish to attend this workshop book places via the online booking form

Participants from other HEIs and HE sector agencies

£440 per place.

Please email for more information.

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.”