Whether you’re a final year undergraduate, or a postgraduate student in the UK, the clock’s ticking. You need to make some decisions about your future career. But you’ve made one decision. You’ve decided that you really want to stay in the UK and work in the UK. You love the culture, you love the freedom, the relaxed way of working, and maybe you’ve even got used to the weather.

But you need to have a registered sponsor issue a sponsorship under the Skilled worker visa to work there. The SmartMove2UK (a unit of Smart Move Immigration) has helped numerous international students with their student visas, and the foremost questions we get asked are;

“I just don’t know who will be able to sponsor me after I finish my degree?”

“Can you give me a list of companies that hold sponsor license?”

“What are my chances of successfully getting a Graduate level job in the UK?”

Or even, “I don’t care where I work, I just want to stay in the UK. Please help?”

In this short article, I will answer the first of the 4 questions above, and help you to see how you can successfully get a graduate job in the UK. The good news is it isn’t as hard as you think.

Let’s start with,

Who can sponsor a Tier 2 Visa?

In the UK, there are approximately 30,000 companies that have the license to sponsor the Skilled worker visa. You can find the full list on the official government websites. If you’ve seen a job that you’re really interested in, it’s worth checking to see if they’re on this list, BUT, and this is a big but, just because the company has the license to sponsor you, it doesn’t automatically mean that they will. This is why some of you tell us that you’ve found a great job opportunity in the UK, the company is on the sponsor list, but they won’t hire you.

Because you don’t have the right to work here!

Also, companies that used to sponsor at some point in the past, may not sponsor anymore. Their position can change from year to year. So you need to keep up to date with who will, and who won’t; it can be frustrating, right? But luckily, we can help. To get a list of common sponsors in your preferred industry, all you have to do is send an email at info@smi.legal, and type “register of licensed sponsors” in the subject line.

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