Despite the Brexit, the report indicates the need for recruitment outside the United Kingdom. 54% employees of technology companies in London were born abroad. International recruitment helps fill gaps, while training local digital talents. Once the employer’s license application has been approved by the Ministry of the Interior, the employer can begin the process of seeking and hiring non-EEA citizens. From that moment, there are several visa options available. The Level 2 and the Level 1.
- Level 2: Allows skilled workers to enter the United Kingdom for a period of time to cover a qualified job vacancy or for employees of a multinational to move to a branch in the United Kingdom. The Government also recognizes the shortage of employees with technological skills by including a series of technological jobs on the list of Shortage Occupations. This means that the employer does not need to advertise the job in the established job market.
- Level 1: Are for entrepreneurs or investors with significant commercial funds to invest or establish a business in the United Kingdom, university graduates with a business plan backed by the right organization and the few people internationally recognized as exceptional, talent or promise in their field . This is a very popular option among international graduates.