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UKHired is a platform for foreign job seekers who want to move to the United Kingdom on Tier 2 work visa. All the jobs posted in our extensive free database come from licenced sponsors and satisfy the Home Office work visa criteria. In addition, we publish lots of handy tips and resources that will help you secure a job offer with visa sponsorship.
Yes, UKHired is a start-up launched by Anastasia Agafonova supported by UCL Innovation & Enterprise.
We created a unique algorithm that checks if the job passes work visa sponsorship criteria, such as sponsor’s licence, the minimum salary rate, level of qualification, resident labour market test and others. Then we look through thousands of job ads posted on the web and aggregate the ones that were selected by our algorithm.
UKHired offers exceptional service for both international students and professionals with many years of experience. We have a unique selection of visa sponsorship jobs available for job seekers at no cost! Popular job boards like Indeed, Reed, Glassdoor and others don’t check if the job is suitable for UK work visa, while some of our direct competitors limit their job selection to UK graduates and charge people for website access.
No, we don’t have any hidden charges. Access to our job search is free and will always remain free for job seekers.
No, we don’t guarantee that you will receive the job offer. Sponsors make a decision based on your job fit, assessment results and interview. We can help you improve your application and prepare for different hiring stages.
Yes, we have jobs for international students and recent graduates. If you are currently holding a Tier 4 visa, tick this box when you search for jobs to access vacancies handpicked for you.
UKHired can't sponsor your work visa but we share with you many jobs that can provide visa sponsorship.
We have jobs from all over the UK, including London.
We only focus on jobs that fall under the general work visa (Tier 2) category.
We are not qualified to give any legal advice or help you with your work visa application. Information on this website is taken from the open sources produced by the UK Home Office and Border Agency. Please read the official work visa guidance.
Finding a job in the UK is difficult because there is a lot of competition. If you are a foreigner, it is even harder due to many restrictions and a lack of jobs that qualify for visa sponsorship. However, if you search for pre-selected visa sponsorship jobs and prepare well for your job application, you will have a better chance of getting a work visa.
COS stands for Certificate of Sponsorship that you receive when a licenced employer makes you a job offer. You will need to include your unique COS reference number with your work visa application.
SOL stands for Shortage Occupation List. Jobs that fall under this category are in high demand in the UK because there are not enough resident workers to fill these roles.
If you have the necessary skills to fill the SOL role, there is a high chance that you will get sponsored for the Tier 2 visa. Employers are not required to demonstrate that they have applied the resident labour market test in order to issue a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship, alongside other exemptions.
The full list of SOL roles is available here.
You must prove your knowledge of the English language as one of the work visa requirements. You have to take an approved English language test and score at least CEFR level B1 in reading, writing, speaking and listening.
You don't have to take the test if:
• You received an academic qualification that was taught in English that is recognised by UK NARIC as being equivalent to a UK bachelor's degree, master's degree or PhD.
• You are a national of the majority native English speaking countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, New Zealand, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, USA.
When employers want to hire people from other countries who don't have the right to work in the UK, they have to pass The Resident Labour Market Test. This test is designed to show that there was not a suitable local candidate for the job. There is no need for the RLMT if you are switching from a Tier 4 student visa, the job is a PhD level occupation or if the role is on the Shortage Occupation List (SOL).
Requirements for the RLMT:
• The job offer should be advertised for a minimum of 28 calendar days within the 6 months immediately before your sponsor can assign you COS.
• The job role should be advertised on at least two approved recruitment platforms.
• The job advertisement must include certain details, such as the qualifications and skills required, a job description, salary and location, as well as a closing date for applications unless recruitment is on a rolling basis.
We make sure that jobs posted on UKHired satisfy the RLMT requirements.
If you are a foreigner, you will have to apply for jobs that sponsor Tier 2 work visa. At UKHired we have UK jobs for Indians, Chinese, US, Australian, Canadian and other non-EU citizens. It doesn’t matter what nationality you hold, we have jobs for everyone.
Yes, we are preparing our website for the immigration changes that will happen when the Brexit plan comes into force on 1 January 2020. The jobs will be available for both the European Union and non-EU residents.
You should only apply for jobs that you qualify for, so the number will depend on job availability and your skills. However, we do recommend applying to as many vacancies as possible to increase the chance of receiving a job offer.