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by James.Dunlop
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Job opportunities for Actuaries with UK experience
Replies: 0
Views: 588

Job opportunities for Actuaries with UK experience

If you are an Actuary with 5+ years UK experience, do please get in touch.

It is even better if you have Rainmaker skills. Rainmakers are extra valued because they bring a business not only their technical talent, but also the ability to drum up business.
by James.Dunlop
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Job openings for IT professionals
Replies: 0
Views: 787

Job openings for IT professionals

If you are an IT professional, and have the following skills, please get in touch: - Pega - Murex - Salesforce There are also great opportunities for Rainmakers in most areas. Rainmakers are valued because they bring a business not only their technical talent, but also the ability to drum up busines...
by James.Dunlop
Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Skilled Worker Visas (UK Employer Sponsored)
Topic: Switch into Skilled Worker Route
Replies: 5
Views: 438

Re: Switch into Skilled Worker Route

That is fine as long as you are not 'on a short-term student visa'. Also, although not officially stipulated, being in good standing with your course of education may be needed. It is fine to get a new status and stop studying. It is not necessarily ok to stop studying, remain on Tier 4, and then ma...
by James.Dunlop
Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Skilled Worker Visas (UK Employer Sponsored)
Topic: Tier 2 ICT and cool off period
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Re: Tier 2 ICT and cool off period

Hi. Apologies for not noticing this earlier. Yes, we can apply in the UK for T2ICT to Skilled Worker switch.
by James.Dunlop
Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: PBS 2021
Replies: 7
Views: 1023

Re: PBS 2021

Hi. I have checked, including the spam filter, and I did not receive the mail. Do please re-send.

Happy 2021


James
by James.Dunlop
Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: UK Student Visas
Topic: Skilled worker Sponsorship after Tier4
Replies: 0
Views: 312

Skilled worker Sponsorship after Tier4

If you have completed your degree successfully, your next step is to find a job. Once you have a job offer, sponsorship will be needed, but this is increasingly normal for UK employers. From Jan 2021, new hires from the EU will also need sponsorship, so having a sponsor license will be the default f...
by James.Dunlop
Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Skilled Worker Visas (UK Employer Sponsored)
Topic: Cool off period applicability if COS was issued for 1 year
Replies: 3
Views: 271

Re: Cool off period applicability if COS was issued for 1 year

Hi

Please message me your CV to allow specific review

Actually your sponsor's old T2 license will now allow them to sponsor skilled worker visas, with no cooling off issues
by James.Dunlop
Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Skilled Worker Visas (UK Employer Sponsored)
Topic: Tier 2 ICT and cool off period
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Re: Tier 2 ICT and cool off period

Hi Rather than use T2ICT, I suggest you move to the Skilled Worker visa. If your employer has a T2 license, they will be able to do Skilled worker sponsorship from Jan 2021 (actually they can sponsor now, for roles starting in Jan 2021 or later). You may still end up with ILR under the 10 year route...
by James.Dunlop
Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: PBS 2021
Replies: 7
Views: 1023

Re: PBS 2021

by James.Dunlop
Wed Dec 16, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Skilled Worker Visas (UK Employer Sponsored)
Topic: SMS not allowing to issue Defined COS for Skilled Worker outside country
Replies: 2
Views: 374

Re: SMS not allowing to issue Defined COS for Skilled Worker outside country

Hi

It is not closed for new hires.

Does the employer actually have a Defined CoS?

ie is the problem in assigning the CoS to you, or is the problem that they don't yet have a CoS to assign to you?
by James.Dunlop
Wed Dec 16, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Skilled Worker Visas (UK Employer Sponsored)
Topic: Cool off period applicability if COS was issued for 1 year
Replies: 3
Views: 271

Re: Cool off period applicability if COS was issued for 1 year

Hi

The great news is that you don't need to worry about a cooling off period. Just come to the UK on a skilled worker visa. The issue is that you need to get a job offer.
by James.Dunlop
Wed Dec 16, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Skilled Worker Visas (UK Employer Sponsored)
Topic: Expiring Visa
Replies: 4
Views: 195

Re: Expiring Visa

You should tell them now. Legally you can give whatever your contractual notice is (eg 1 month, or 1 week), but it is best to be open.

What line of work are you in? Are you looking for other jobs or planning to leave the UK
by James.Dunlop
Wed Dec 16, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: UK Skilled Worker Sponsor Family
Replies: 3
Views: 960

Re: UK Skilled Worker Sponsor Family

Hi. Yes. This is a problem as sponsors are not supposed to sponsor family members.
by James.Dunlop
Wed Dec 16, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: PBS 2021
Replies: 7
Views: 1023

Re: PBS 2021

Hi It is tough. But the process no longer needs to take months. From a job offer with sponsorship to arriving in the UK may be possible within 3 weeks, and most UK nationals will have to serve at least 1 months notice when changing jobs. An expat may be able to start as quickly as a local hire. Whic...
by James.Dunlop
Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Skilled Worker Visas (UK Employer Sponsored)
Topic: Job Change right after Tier 2 ICT to Tier 2 General Switch
Replies: 5
Views: 507

Re: Job Change right after Tier 2 ICT to Tier 2 General Switch

Hi. You can move to another job using the new Skilled Worker visa
by James.Dunlop
Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Skilled Worker Visas (UK Employer Sponsored)
Topic: Skilled Worker Visas for Contract work at >£300/day
Replies: 0
Views: 3191

Skilled Worker Visas for Contract work at >£300/day

Although Skilled Worker visas are not for freelancing, if you A) Have the technical skills needed to generate >£300/day and B) Have the entrepreneurial skills to find a contract Then get in touch. We can probably help. When the UK was in the EU, lots of companies had a 'no expats' policy, because th...
by James.Dunlop
Mon Dec 07, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: T2 ICT Cooling Off period abolished – Can now switch in country
Replies: 0
Views: 1854

T2 ICT Cooling Off period abolished – Can now switch in country

The new Skilled Worker visa has lots of benefits relative to Tier 2, but the biggest is probably for T2 ICT staff who can switch employers. Now they are no longer captive, T2ICT staff have lots of opportunities, even if getting the initial contract is more difficult under Covid Tier 2 (which covers ...
by James.Dunlop
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: UK Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visas
Topic: ILR premium processing times after T1E - Straw Poll
Replies: 6
Views: 604

Re: ILR premium processing times after T1E - Straw Poll

If you have applied for ILR based on T1E residence following a successful initial T1e extension at the 3yr point (ie where 'genuineness', investment & job creation, has already been assessed rigorously) a) Have you had your case processed within the PEO / premium service period (c24hr turnaround) y...
by James.Dunlop
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: UK Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visas
Topic: ILR premium processing times after T1E - Straw Poll
Replies: 6
Views: 604

Re: ILR premium processing times after T1E - Straw Poll

The old same day decision premium service and the new super priority service is not available to tier 1 entrepreneur extensions or tier 1 entrepreneur ILR routes. Applicants can only use standard service, which takes between 3 and 12 months, sometimes much longer, based on members experience. At ht...
by James.Dunlop
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: UK Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visas
Topic: ILR premium processing times after T1E - Straw Poll
Replies: 6
Views: 604

ILR premium processing times after T1E - Straw Poll

If you have applied for ILR based on T1E residence following a successful initial T1e extension at the 3yr point (ie where 'genuineness', investment & job creation, has already been assessed rigorously) a) Have you had your case processed within the PEO / premium service period (c24hr turnaround) yo...
by James.Dunlop
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Skilled Worker Visas (UK Employer Sponsored)
Topic: Skilled Worker Visas for Contract work at >£300/day
Replies: 1
Views: 5852

Skilled Worker Visas for Contract work at >£300/day

Skilled Worker is not a visa for freelancers (nor was Tier 2). BUT if you have what it takes to be a successful freelancer mainly A) The technical skills to command a good 'charge out rate' (say >£300/day), and B) The business/entrepreneurial acumen to identify opportunities in the contract market, ...
by James.Dunlop
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: Work Permit
Replies: 15
Views: 1627

Re: Work Permit

This looks like a scam. I suggest you avoid the company and keep applying for jobs. Eventually you should find a genuine employer
by James.Dunlop
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Employment offers and job seekers
Topic: umbrella company tier 2 sponsor
Replies: 3
Views: 1802

Re: umbrella company tier 2 sponsor

CR001 is correct, but that may not solve your problem. Umbrella companies cannot sponsor, but a suitable consultancy can. Your options are 1. Seek direct employment by an end user that can sponsor you 2. Apply for jobs with consulting companies that will assign you to qualifying client projects 3. F...
by James.Dunlop
Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:39 am
Forum: UK Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visas
Topic: funds for tier 1 entrepreneur visa
Replies: 5
Views: 751

The money from your father must be freely transferrable to the UK. It can be easier if he opens a UK bank account and shows funds already in the UK, but this is not essential
by James.Dunlop
Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: UK Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visas
Topic: any one know can we become team after got visa individually
Replies: 1
Views: 257

Yes. But you will not be considered a team for extension purposes - ie each of you needs to invest the required cash, and you must each create the 2 jobs (whereas if you had been a team from the start, you would have needed only one investment, and two jobs between you)

James Dunlop
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