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Categories:
Employment Law
Immigration and Asylum Law
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
Plays on Computer:
Yes Downloadable as MP3:    Yes
Contributor(s):
Course Aims:

This podcast aims to offer a practical insight into the new immigration sponsorship regime for employers of skilled workers with a job offer in the UK labour market. It provides a detailed guide into the steps the employer is required to take in order to sponsor an employee and the duties which such sponsorship imposes. In addition, the monitoring procedures and sanctions which now apply to employers are examined and an assessment is made as to the scheme’s effectiveness in its first few months of operation.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the main steps to be taken by an employer to gain a sponsorship licence;
  • Understand the main steps to be taken by an employer to sponsor a particular employee;
  • Know the key duties placed on employers by the new immigration sponsorship regime;
  • Be aware of the important practical considerations to be kept in mind by employers intending to employ a tier 2 worker.
Level:
Beginner Difficulty: 1 of 5
Classification:
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
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In this podcast, a detailed analysis is made of the new immigration sponsorship scheme for employers of tier 2 skilled immigrants workers with job offers in the UK. The speaker looks at the procedure for applying for a sponsorship licence and issuing a certificate of sponsorship for a prospective employee. He goes on to discuss the system for grading employers under the scheme, as well as the duties placed on an employer who is sponsoring a tier 2 employee. Finally, evaluation is made as to the degree to which the new regime has achieved the government’s stated aims in relation to the employment of immigrants.

Podcast added: 12/06/09

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