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sigh • 9 years ago

MR. Bevan, I graduated from UK last year after the changes in visa norms, and I was clearly told by recruiters, even GSK, that due to the changes in visa regulations, they are unable to sponsor me.

OopsyDaisy • 9 years ago

Prospective students reading this should note, that the headline on this article is misleading. As someone who is in UK at the moment, i can tell you that the chances of landing a job above GBP 25000+ means finding a company that can sponsor you. Not every company has a license. The license also costs money to the companies. Even if a company is a licensed sponsor, sponsorship comes with a fee, local market skill test and quota/company which is an aggravation companies are not willing to go through.

Even if your job falls in a "Shortage Skills" category which is meant to allow companies to avoid going local skill force test, they still have to go through the hassle of sponsorship (+costs).

So its not really all that hard to see if they get a EU resident for the same role - they cut through all paperwork and expenses which would've been present for a non-EU candidate. Its not the skills alone that you need to land a job, but its best bet is to be an ace in your field. (then again , if you want to be an ace in your field, US offers better infra and industrial setup to be able to do that )

To give you an estimate, if 8 out 10 students get a student visa (as per the article), 1 out of 8 will go on to get a sponsorship.

Nick • 9 years ago

Completely agree. I would say 1 out of 100 will get a sponsorship.

me netconnect • 9 years ago

this is a very mis-leading piece. unless 2 years post study work permit is made available and govt lifts restrictions on companies sponsoring international graduates little else will make a difference. Indian students studying abroad will not get campus placements as is, plus have much higher student loans to re pay they will accept low value ad jobs in UK to re-pay the loan in and suffer in recession

AK • 9 years ago

Agree with OopsyDiasy!

In fact the ratios would be even lesser than 1 in 8 getting a sponsor. The situation is much different than what these officials talk about.

Even the companies that are on the UKBA register have jobs that will qualify are allowed to deny offering sponsorship upfront which most of them usually do when you look to apply with them. So is the situation with the recruitment agencies, it doesn't matter how many years of experience you have with you if you are not from a pure IT background they simply say that their clients would never sponsor!

I have to agree, these politicians only issue statements which most of us being so far away in India, unaware from the realities here believe in and start rejoicing. Seems like the media is not putting enough efforts in finding and sharing the truth with thousands of students who want to study abroad as well. They are rather happier sharing the headlines!

sravan • 9 years ago

Mr Bevan, what wrong in giving the correct picture of jobs availability for Indian students. If the same misleading, unrealistic information is given by India to UK on the upcoming projects - collaboration of universities in Pune or Mumbai - Bangalore project, what will be the fate of Britians. We Indians are well educated, experienced with perfect knowledge, Pls dont play with our future or our careers......resulting in we landing as Bar assistants or glass pickers in restaurants to repay our loans.Lastly, its more nice to come up with hard statements. We Indians are strong enough to take them and happy to survive and build our own beautiful careers in INDIA.

Shadmaan Fayaaz • 8 years ago

It seems as if the British Diplomats have lost the plot! This is unfair on students from other nations who are more intelligent and obtain grades better than those obtained by Indian students at University. The Law has always been equal for all in Britain and should always be.

Udit • 7 years ago

Sounds nice, but hard to believe.

And I would like to tell you my story. My name is Udit and I've graduated from the college in Mumbai. And now is the right time to get some work experience. I'm trying hard to find a job in Mumbai/Delhi and amaze everybody with my newcomer's energy. Just kiddin :-D Anyway, I would like everybody to join me in this career-building journey, support me and may be help me. I would highly appreciate any advice! here is my personal page


Bullshit-man • 7 years ago

What a load of crap... finding a graduate job paying you a salary greater than 23000 is like finding a needle in a haystack. My advice to people considering UK universities: Dont do it. Choose US or Australia. You may have a better chance of getting a decent job
(Graduate from University of Manchester,UK)