UK Immigration & Right to Work Overview

Right to work guidance Mar 2019 – Branded Article

UK immigration system

Generally speaking, the UK immigration system excludes everyone, unless a person is:

  • not subject to immigration control, which includes:
    • British citizens
    • Individuals with right of abode
    • EU nationals and their families, who can rely on EU regulations (for the time being)
  • granted permission to enter or remain in the UK

As a result, if a person wants to work in the UK, they must fall under one of the above listed categories – see below for some more detail regarding each category. Read more

Top 5 Tips for Skype Interviews

In 2016, it seems that every company’s moto is ‘Do it quickly and do it right’. When everything in the business world is changing, you cannot expect the interview process to remain the same. Employers, especially in smaller companies, are far too busy to interview all applicants face to face.

Think about it: setting up twenty interviews with twenty different people would take even the quickest interviewer probably half their week. Plus, interviewing people who live far away is expensive and time-consuming for all involved. You don’t want to be limited to locals as this could mean you miss out on great candidates. So it is no surprise that Skype interviewing is becoming more and more popular. Cost-efficient & time-saving; Skype is a great solution!

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5 Ways to Find, Train and Oversee the Ideal Intern

A placement undergraduate can bring your company youthful perspective and someone eager to learn.

But the process of finding, training and overseeing a student can seem overwhelming. A few simple steps can ensure that you make the most of your time and your interns, possibly creating a future employee.

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6 Ways to Make Your Intern Program a Success

Even in the fast-paced land of start-ups, many companies still don’t fully utilise their youngest employees: interns.

Instead of taking advantage of their passion and motivation, they saddle them with busy work in place of meaningful assignments. It’s clear most companies still don’t know how to incorporate workers whose tenure is temporary.

 

Companies both big and small need to take a different approach to their internship programs. Not only are interns potential full-time employees, they can also be a source of limitless enthusiasm, hard work and can offer a valuable outside perspective. For your business, employees and interns to get the full value from your relationship, you should establish a program that clearly defines interns’ role in your company.  The internship program should also include policies, expectations and accountability for both the intern and the team they join.

Here are a few pointers to get your started:

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6 incredible discoveries made on work experience

Think all students are lazy? Think again, these high flying interns really made the most of their placements!

 

So here are some inventions and discoveries made by students on work experience… Read more

Work experience student makes cystic fibrosis breakthrough

A medical student on work experience has made a breakthrough in cystic fibrosis research that will improve treatment and could extend sufferers’ life expectancy.

Jo Armstead, 21, spent hundreds of hours at Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester over the summer using data from 30 countries to examine the link between the debilitating lung condition and the aspergillus fungus.

She found that of more than 75,000 people with the genetic disorder studied, half had been infected with aspergillus.

What started out as a summer project has led to the research being published in a leading journal, the Public Library of Science, and recognition from experts. Read more

Work experience prepares teens for life

People who take part-time jobs during their teenage years are boosting their ability to succeed later in life, a new study has found.

Researchers at the UBC Sauder School of Business in Canada noted that many parents believe their children can do better than “flipping burgers” at a fast food outlet during the summer or evenings in term-time.

However, a study found even taking on menial tasks does have value, as it boosts their soft skills and gives young people an early insight into how to cope in the working environment.
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Work experience becoming more valuable to employers, UKCES claims

Employers and young people are increasingly seeing value in work experience, according to a report by the UK Commission For Employment And Skills (UKCES).

The report found 45% of employers see experience as significant in selection, with 29% stating that it is crucial. Lack of experience is the most common reason employers reject candidates.
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Intern came up with Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway show

Top TV producer Nigel Hall has revealed the format for the hit primetime show, which sees audience members vie to win the contents of ad breaks, was actually thought up by a ”work experience kid” after he, Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly had arduously tried to think up a hit show for the duo to front.
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Princess Beatrice starts London work placement at Sony

After previously working in finance, Princess Beatrice has taken up an exciting new post in the world of TV and Entertainment. Prince Andrew’s eldest daughter has reportedly started an internship at the London offices of Sony Pictures Television, which is a branch of Sony Entertainment.
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