Services Provided by a Recruitment Agency
The services of good Employment Businesses or Employment Agencies (collectively referred to as “recruitment agencies”) like IRS Recruitment can save businesses considerable time and money and ensure that job hunters find the right position as quickly as possible.
For potential clients
Many jobs are not advertised; instead they are placed directly with recruitment agencies that are trusted for their industry sector experience, sensitivity, and understanding of the employment market and connections with the right calibre of applicants.
Non EEC jobseekers wanting to work in the UK
Do you need a visa?
Whether or not you need to obtain a visa before you travel to the UK depends on your nationality and the reason you want to travel here. You will not need a visa if you hold a passport issued by the UK or any other country in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland.
- Tier 1 (Exceptional talent)
- Tier 1 (Entrepreneur)
- Tier 1 (Investor)
- Tier 1 (General)
- Tier 1 (Graduate entrepreneur)
- Tier 1 (Post-study work) - closed to new applicants
- Highly Skilled Migrant Programme (closed category)
- Business persons (closed category)
- Fresh Talent: Working in Scotland (closed category)
- Innovators (closed category)
- International Graduates Scheme (closed category)
- Investors (closed category)
- Writers, composers and artists (closed category)
This section contains details of the immigration routes available to exceptionally talented and highly skilled workers, investors and entrepreneurs wanting to work in the UK. You should read the eligibility requirements for your category in full before making an application.
Tier 1 of the UK's points-based system is for high-value migrants, and currently contains 5 categories.
For further information go to http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/working/tier1/.
- Working in the UK
- Tier 2 priority applications
- Tier 2 (General)
- Tier 2 (Minister of religion)
- Tier 2 (Sportsperson)
- Tier 2 (Intra company transfer)
- Work permits (closed category)
- Ministers of religion, missionaries and members of religious orders (closed category)
- Members of airport-based operational ground staff of an overseas-owned airline (closed category)
- have a job offer from a licensed sponsor and a valid certificate of sponsorship and;
- pass a points-based assessment.
Before you apply, you should read the eligibility requirements for your category in full. Go to http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/working/tier2/.
Studying in the UK
New Tier 4 guidance published
New versions of guidance for Tier 4 sponsors and Tier 4 students has been published on 4 March 2013.
The category you choose will depend on your age, and on the length and level of the course that you want to study. Our quick guide describes the different categories, and can help you to choose the correct category for you.
The British council has produced 2 brochures: 'creating confidence - make sure that your time in the UK is safe and enjoyable'(861KB, opens in a new window) and 'Safety first - making sure your visit to the UK is safe and enjoyable' (2MB, opens in a new window). These provide advice for people interested in studying in the UK.
For more information go to http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/studying/.
Working Holiday Visa
The Working Holiday Visa is available for members of certain commonwealth countries who are within a specific age range and have not previously held a working holiday visa. This visa allows the individual to enter the UK with the right to work for any client on a limited basis whilst enjoying a holiday in the UK. This is often useful for gaining some UK work experience whilst experiencing British culture and improving English language skills.
Do you need a visa?
This questionnaire will help you to decide if you need to obtain a visa before you travel to the UK. It also contains guidance on the type of visa that you might need.
The questionnaire is for anyone who does not have a UK passport and wants to come to or transit to the UK. ('Transit' means to pass through the UK on your way to another country without staying here.)
If you want to travel to some Commonwealth countries and British overseas territories, you may be able to apply for the visa you need through our visa application centres worldwide. Please use our Country finder for information about the application process for the country you live in.
For more information go to http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/do-you-need-a-visa/.
Non EEC jobseekers seeking to work in another part of the world
IRS Recruitment also recruits for projects outside of the EEC and welcomes applications from skilled and experienced individuals who do not have a visa/work permit allowing them to work in the UK, but are interested in working in other parts of the world.
We would recommend that unless you are responding to a specific advertisement or job posting of this nature, that you contact us to check if we are likely to have any opportunities in the countries you seek to find work.
To learn more, please call our friendly team today on 0333 600 6100