Changes to the immigration system mean if you’re coming to the UK to work, but don’t hold a UK passport, you’ll need to hold enough qualifying ‘points’ to gain entry. Points are gained through your qualifications, earnings etc. and the new points-based system has five tiers: 

  • Tier 1: Highly skilled individuals to contribute to growth and productivity
  • Tier 2: Medium and high-skilled workers (most of our candidates are in this category)
  • Tier 3: Low-skilled migrants
  • Tier 4: Students
  • Tier 5: Youth mobility and temporary workers

As a candidate, to gain Tier 2 status  you’ll need a confirmed job offer from a UK-based employer, registered as an approved sponsor with the Home Office. Please note: we aren’t visa or permit specialists; for full details of the new system, and answers to any questions you may have, we recommend you visit