Work permit in the UK

Individuals looking for a job in the UK under the current system cannot apply for a work permit. You have to find a job, and then the employer must apply for the work permit for you. You may come across employers who say, "We don't deal with candidates who need work permits - go arrange your own work permit and then come back to us". Such employers are asking you to do the impossible, but don't worry - if you contact we will be happy to contact them and clarify the position.


  • Duration:
  • A work premit is given form 1month to 60 months. A work premit period depends on the sponsoring company. The premit holder will be contracted their employer till the duration of the visa. Another application for a work permit must be made to move to another employee.

  • Position:
  • The employee is required to meet National Vocational Qualification(NVQ) level 3 and above for the work premit. The registration with the governing body will be required to work in certain professions. For example doctors must be registered with the General Medical Council (GMC).

  • Education:
  • Eligibility for a work permit: A degree, or
    A Higher National Diploma (HND) level qualification is required, relevant to the offered position, or
    One year of relevant full-time work experience at NVQ level 3 and above is required.



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