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Immigration: Key considerations when recruiting - Manchester

10:30AM, 18 May 2018
Central Manchsester
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 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.
  • Employing other individuals subject to immigration control such as students under Tier 4.
  • Reporting and record keeping duties with which institutions must comply.
  • UKVI audits and areas of particular interest to UKVI.
  • Recent developments including English language testing and the healthcare surcharge.
  • The duty to prevent illegal working.
  • Suspension, downgrade and revocation of sponsor licence – what does this mean and how can it be avoided?
  • The new Tier 2, £30k 'experienced' minimum salary rate
  • Immigration Skills Charge.
  • The session will also provide guidance on the latest April 2017 Immigration Rule changes.

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 - Manchester Programme 

Prices and booking processes:

Participants from UCEA member HEIs

£335 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

£435 per place.

Please email for more information.