If you’re an expert in one of these fields, you can work in the UK with barely any limitations.
If you watch a certain reality show, then you’ll already know that South Africa’s Got Talent. However, an exceptional set of skills can do more than impress a set of judges these days. It can earn you a Tier 1 visa for the UK and its job markets.
This is confirmed by Sable International’s blog. The ‘exceptional talent’ visa is a special qualification that allows the best and brightest to live and work in Britain with minimum fuss.
Areas like humanities, engineering, science, medicine, digital development and the arts are crying out for masters of their crafts, and South Africans are free to apply.
What is the Tier 1 visa?
The Tier 1 visa allows you to be employed, self-employed, or work as a director. It also lets you travel freely in and out of the UK, and gives you the privilege of bringing family members to the country too.
In fact, the limitations are incredibly specific: The only people who can’t apply for a Tier 1 are trainee doctors and dentists, or professional sports coaches. Britain’s Home Secretary Amber Rudd announced the government were doubling the amount of these visas available back in November 2017, creating a real opportunity for foreign workers to establish themselves in Blighty.
This exceptional talent visa gives applicants an automatic five-year stay. Once your five years come to an end, you can apply for an indefinite leave to remain – a perfect name for UK residency, in the wake of Brexit.
What UK job markets allow you to work on the Tier 1?
There are seven ruling bodies that will decide if you have what it takes to work on the Tier 1 visa. The job markets available all fall under the following’s jurisdiction:
Can you see your occupation on this list of 30 here? If so, you’re more than welcome to try your luck in the UK. As a change in immigration policy creates a potential ‘brain-drain’ scenario, you could be ushered in as a expert for the following areas…
Jobs available in the UK on the Tier 1 visa:
Active researchers in a relevant scientific field and have a PhD or equivalent research experience
* Mechanical engineering
* Process engineering
* Civil engineering
* Biomedical engineering
* Innovation and policy engineering
* Electrical engineering
* Information communication technology engineering
Humanities and social science
* Anthropology and geography
* Political studies
* Clinical medicine
* Anyone who demonstrates exceptional promise in their respective field, or those who have already exhibited exceptional talent through research or innovation in the medical field
* Anyone involved in the business of digital technology
* The arts
* Visual arts (including museums and galleries)
* Combined arts
Any person whose work has been published, performed, presented, distributed or exhibited internationally and you are able to provide evidence thereof.