According to recruitment consultant Emmanuel Geslani United Kingdom (UK) has almost 150,000 vacancies to fill up.
Professionals like scientists, environmental specialists, information technology and telecoms specialists, health care workers, teachers, marketing executives, and social care personnel “are still in the wanted list" in the UK.
How to qualify as applicants?
Entry of qualified applicants into the Kingdom would depend on the points-based system introduced by its Borders and Immigration System in 2008
It requires that overseas nationals wanting to enter the UK undergo a managed immigration program with a five-tier system.
This means depending on the category of (the) visa, you will be permitted to live and work in the UK, seek and undertake employment, establish a business, invests or be self-employed.
Under the Tier 1 permit system – If an applicant is successful, he or she would have the right to immigrate to the Kingdom and have full and free access to the UK employment market.
Highly skilled individuals like engineers, information technology specialists, and marketing professionals would not be required to have job offers before filing for an application to enter the UK.
If your credentials are assessed and you have accumulated 75 points then you are qualified to apply for a Tier 1 visa. Points are based on age, experience, academic degrees like PhDs or Masters, and present income of from 18,000 to 40,000 British pounds.
Note: Worker must be proficient in the English language and can support himself or herself and any dependents without using public funds.
Under the Tier 2 visa – It would offer successful applicants a “potential route" for a permanent settlement in the UK, wherein they can become eligible to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain and a path to British citizenship after five years. Dependents like spouse, civil partner, unmarried partner and/or dependent children below 18 would also be allowed to join the worker as long as he or she is capable of supporting them.
Teachers, nurses, and engineers may qualify. But under this category, a job offer or a sponsor registered with the UK Border Agency is necessary to process the application.
Applicants under this should have a minimum of 70 points in skills assessment and must have a score of 7.0 in the International English Language Testing System. A job in the shortage occupation list, qualifications like Bachelor, Masters, and PhD degrees, and income also gain them additional points.
Low-skilled workers or seasonal types of work would fall under Tier 3 while Tier 5 visas are reserved for international games participants, church workers, and charity volunteer. Visas for both categories only allow a limited period of stay.
Tier 4visasare likewise not intended as a route to residency in the UK or British naturalization but it would provide qualified applicants the possibility of transferring to a work permit under Tier 2.
“The fastest route available for Filipino health care workers, dentists, pharmacists, HRM graduates who want to reach the UK is through the Tier 4 student visa category, which requires the educational institution to accept the student," said Geslani.
Under the student work program introduced by international job consultancies, more than 4,000 Filipinos have been granted student visas since 2008.