Get an internship in the UK …Tier 5 visa sponsorship (Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange)

Tier 5 GAE internship

Hi I’m Tom and in this video we’re going to have a look at the internship opportunities in the UK and how you can come in on a tier 5 government authorized exchange program as a precursor to other visa routes and perhaps to staying permanently in the UK after switching visa now you can see on this diagram that I’ve set out all the different kinds of tier 5 visas that there are just to go to the purpose of this route this visa route is for certain types of temporary worker whose entry helps satisfy cultural charitable rigid religious or international objectives including volunteering and job shadowing which is what I’m going to focus on now what it what the different routes are is as follows so first of all we have the overall point based system and part 6a of the immigration rules and within that you may have seen this elsewhere on YouTube you have a youth mobility scheme and then you have tier 5 temporary worker migrant and within that latter one you have all of all of these that I’ve listed here just here we’re going to focus on government authorized exchange because I think that’s where are the biggest opportunities out and also where there’s greatest global scope of flexibility and to getting involved in different companies that suit you now as for what you can and can’t do this is where it does get very interesting I think you can study while you’re doing your internship you can of course and are expected to do the work described in your certificates once a ship and I’ll come to the process of how you go about securing that and what it says you can do a second job for up to 20 hours per week so that’s unrestricted and then you can do a job on the tissue shortage occupation list as well for 20 hours a week as well as your main job and then you can apply to switch into an exceptional talent visa or exceptional promise visa if you’re with a certain wanted researchers but I think the bigger point here is that once you’re here in the UK on an internship you can then use that’s the opportunity for other things and in particular for a tier 2 general work visa once you’ve established a relationship with your with your company in the UK while doing your internship but also as an entrepreneur this can be a precursor to a start-up visa potentially an innovator visa but if you’re less experienced that entrepreneur and suddenly to it to a start-up user having established relationships in the UK so let’s just go back to the diagram you can also bring family members with you so it gives you a lot of flexibility now it’s it for either a 12 or 24 months and that depends on the type of body that is going to be sponsoring you and I just go to the structure of that now and how it works so I’m just letting the slides load so there’s a number of approved government authorized exchange schemes and I’ve just given some examples here but what you have is an overarching body you have a number of set of schemes so there’s 57 of them at the moment and for each you have an overarching body that is your sponsor so you’re not actually sponsored by the company where you’re doing the internship your sponsored by the overarching body that has vetted that company so where works is you have the list of sponsors but then more importantly you have a list of companies that are you prepared to work with interns and looking for interns and on the course that I’m in the process of completing at the moment you’ll be able to sign in and access all of the internships that that are available so the important thing is that you’re not actually sponsored by the company you are sponsored by the scheme so to access the companies you have to go through different routes as I say on the course I’m my objective is to make that as easy as possible for you so the structure of it is as follows on this diagram that I’ve prepared just let that load so you have you would choose a scheme an overarching body that would be your sponsor and then you’d have a qualifying company where you’d actually do the internship and that’s where you’d be developing your relationships with an idea to then twitch onto a tier 2 general visa or develop relationships which will then help you to then found a company and potentially not have prospective customers so that you can then establish your company in the UK under a start-up visa you’d need to leave the UK first and then applies you can switch directly but nevertheless you’d have those important relationships and you’ve got that foothold in the UK there’s often necessary in order to get on to tier 2 general or the start-up visa so there’s various requirements that each of the overarching bodies has and in each case they’re different so I’ve just given some examples here it’s aimed at younger people so most of the again 57 different programs are aimed at younger people graduates or recent graduates but you don’t have to have graduated from within the UK you could have graduated in any country unlike the youth mobility a scheme under tier 5 which is restricted to certain countries so if you’re you know applying from India or indeed from the US let’s say then you wouldn’t qualify the you would qualify under the global mobility scheme so the here are some examples of the requirements that the overarching bodies expected viewers in as an individual so you need to be over 18 a university or college graduate or I’ve graduated recently now there’s some flexibility there some of the watching bodies have will take you on if you graduated a number of years ago you need to be studying or have completed your degree in this case in a brick and mortar establishment so not an online degree so again there’s different requirements around that but most of them don’t like you to have just heard a correspondence course degree in this case the IELTS expectation is 6.0 which is cool of course quite high and you’re not looking to do something the hospitality healthcare construction that sort of area and then there’s certain requirements surrounding the actual companies where you’d be doing the internship so it can’t be any old company which is why I’ve compiled the list of internships and companies prepared to give internships in my course so each of the overarching bodies requires that those companies internships meet criteria and again this is just an example of one of the sets of criteria that it’d be at least six months they’d be paid at least at the minimum wage if it’s unpaid and then it’s got to comply with the legislation governing how volunteers odd are dealt with so again you might be happy to volunteer but the certain requirements surrounding that it’s got to be at least 25 hours a week include complex activities not just routine tasks includes sufficient supervision so a five to one ratio of staff to interns at least so that’s an example of the sort of requirements that you could expect now I’ve set out Instagram some other requirements there are certain requirements surrounding the certificate of sponsorship in this case just which is interesting for tier 5 it’s not about filling a vacancy you remember from tier 2 that that’s all about fitting a genuine vacancy but here you’re not forfeiting you’re not filling a job role you’re coming in temporarily is just for an internship and then you’ve got to be skilled to our QF level 3 level which is a level equivalent for the for the UK which is very low this is just the basic visa requirements leaving aside than your requirements that the overarching body might impose paid at least the minimum wage and you’re not going to be working too many hours so the Working Time Directive at the moment restricts companies from employing people for too long or too many hours a week and then in relation to good old maintenance funds a familiar requirement 945 for 90 days and 630 for any family members that you’re bringing over with you so in terms of supporting document your I’ll just go to process and then deal with the supporting documents how long it takes to get the visa so to start with your online application would be as submitted but then which is familiar you’d submit your biometrics of the visa application centre again that time during this video we’re in the middle of the co vid but I’m expecting various sources of information about this in contacts and so forth but I’m expecting the visa application centres to reopen in a matter of weeks again I can’t I can’t make any guarantees and everything in their there’s inherent uncertainty in the situation but the visa application centres ago is now so you can submit your visa application but it won’t be processed until you can put in your biometrics and we need to work wait out the go vid crisis before you can do that but then the visa application is approved two weeks is a reasonable timeframe depending on exactly where you’re applying and then from that point you’ve got you’ve got 30 days to then come to the UK and lodge your and pick up your biometric residence permit if you need to register the police then you need to do that within seven within seven days so that’s the process which is familiar to you from potentially from other theatre routes this is what you have to bear in mind in terms of supporting documents so you need to look back from the point that you’re likely to submit your biometrics as I say there’s uncertainty around that but normally it would be about two weeks after you submit your online application if you can book an appointment within that time and there’s certain documents that you’ll need to really track back on like Criminal Records certificate it’s got to be valid for 12 months within the last 12 months TB test again 12 months and your IELTS test is normally only valid for two years so you have to check they’re up to date but importantly there are some other documents you have to bear in mind in time specifically so first of all the certificate of sponsorship that you get it’s only going to be valid for three months up to the point you actually apply so that’s up to the point you submit you online application and your bank statements have to be valid you know you’re going to need 90 days of bank statements and unless you’re having your maintenance certified by the sponsor which in this in this scenario is unlikely because I say it’s the overarching body that that sponsors you rather than the actual company with you you’ll be doing your internship so you need to have those 90 days of bank statements and they that the bank statement the last in that series needs to be within 28 days needs to be or it needs to be updated so it needs to be dated within 28 days of the point do you submit your biometrics so for this you need to look ahead a bit to the point that you actually submit your biometrics then count 28 days back and that’s that the date of your last bank statement and then those bank statements need to then cover 90 days so the best way to look at it is a as I’ve set out in this diagram a 90 day period plus a 28 day period and if you submit your application online in your now not able to get an appointment then you just need to get updated bank statements before you actually attend your biometrics appointment the other point is that you should just check your passport has at least six months validity so that that is looking forward rather than backwards and again that needs to be at the point that you actually submit your biometrics so that’s the overall that that I hope is a helpful overview of the government-authorized exchange I think for most people is going to be better than youth mobility and there’s a number of advantages and the actual internship can be for much longer than you would you it’s generally secured under the youth of mobility scheme so if you are considering an internship in the UK check out the course I’ve prepared which is going to be linked below when it’s published in the coming couple of weeks I hope you’re staying well and keep him safe and I will see you in the next live stream thanks very much bye for now

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