Presentation on theme: "ACCESS TIER 5 By: Zenia Chopra. AIESEC – WHO ARE WE? Present in over 126 countries and territories and with over 84,000 members in UK alone, AIESEC is."— Presentation transcript:
AIESEC – WHO ARE WE? Present in over 126 countries and territories and with over 84,000 members in UK alone, AIESEC is the world's largest youth-run, non- profit organisation. Focused on providing a platform for youth leadership development, we offer young people the opportunity to be global citizens by acquiring experience and skills that matter today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDJQOJCFPng https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDJQOJCFPng Our Mission AIESEC develops responsible, global leaders. How We Do It By providing a self-driven, practical learning experiences. 2 Access Tier 5
ABOUT TIER 5 GAE The government authorised exchange category was set up in 2008 for people coming to the UK through approved schemes that aim to share knowledge, experience and best practice, and to experience the social and cultural life of the UK. Access Tier 5 is a Government Authorised Exchange (GAE) programme designed specifically to allow graduates & postgraduates from countries outside the EEA to gain experience working in the UK for a minimum of 4 weeks and maximum of 12-24 months. It gives UK employers an opportunity to hire the best and the brightest talent from overseas on key initiatives to learn key skill. In contrast to Tier 2, which requires the employer to directly sponsor migrant workers, Tier 5 does not permit employers to sponsor migrants ; instead the sponsor has to be an overarching body. This is where we, AIESEC UK play a vital role as we have been granted a Tier 5 license to issue Certificates of Sponsorship and are registered as an overarching body to manage this programme on behalf of UK Home Office. 3 Access Tier 5
WHO DO WE WORK WITH? We help students and recent graduates on Tier 4 switch categories in UK to Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange should they fulfill Home Office requirements. We also work with students and recent graduates outside of UK who have arranged an placement with a UK Employer and require our sponsorship services to work in the UK. Finally, we work either directly with Employers, or via their nominated Immigration Advisors, who require our sponsorship services to bring over non-EEA nationals for their placement programmes under Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange. 4
5 Access Tier 5 PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS 1. The maximum term of placement is 12 months at a time. 2. Minimum qualification of the candidate is that of an undergraduate enrolled on a course at a NARIC listed institution. 3. The candidate must have completed their last studies no more than 3 years ago. 4. The placement position should be Supernumerary i.e outside of the regular staffing requirements of the company and must not fit into a Tier 2 (General) occupation category; thereby not affecting the UK Resident Labour Market. 5. The placement should be a full time placement (35- 48hrs/week) and the condition of employment should be in line with the National Minimum Wage Act if outside of London or £15000 pa if based in London.
6 Access Tier 5 PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS 6. The candidate must be 18 years of age and above. 7. Any work that the candidate undertakes must be at a skill level of NQF Level 3 or above. 8. The employer must have the financial & personnel resources to support the candidate through out the placement. 9. The Employer must be a UK Registered Company, Charity or Government department. Exceptions to the programme: 1. This program is not open to employers in the Hospitality, Care or Agriculture sector.
HOW DOES ACCESS TIER 5 WORK? Employer – Candidate identify each other Both complete our assessment form and provide documents We take 1 working day to advise - Yay/Nay Issue Client & Migrant Care Letters Issue COS (1-5 days) Candidate applies for the Visa
FEES INVOLVED Registration Fee ( Upon successful assessment) : £600.00 + VAT Cost of Sponsorship: Based on the length of the sponsorship (NB: Our fees are to be paid by the employer only. We do not accept any payments from the candidates we sponsor.) The candidate will be required to pay the below directly to UKVI. Visa Fee - £225 IHS - £200
BENEFITS OF USING ACCESS TIER 5 – FOR STUDENTS We do not charge any fees to the students ; our fees are paid by their employers. We are an A rated sponsor, which means we can certify maintenance of funds for the candidates, we sponsor under Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange. Individuals in UK on Tier 4 can switch to Tier 5 GAE if they can find an placement that meets our and Home Office's criteria. No cooling off period to move to a different category such as Tier 2. No maximum limit applied on the salaries offered. 9
BENEFITS OF USING ACCESS TIER 5 – FOR EMPLOYERS When we facilitate a candidate's immigration under Tier 5 GAE, we take over all sponsorship responsibilities from the employer for the duration of the individuals placement. Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange is a great route to use in order to gauge whether there is employer candidate compatibility before both sides fully commit to a more permanent position under Tier 2. Extremely Quick turnaround times; we can issue a Certificate of Sponsorship within 1 working day of receiving all the paperwork provided its correct. 10
12 For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/tier-5-government-authorised- exchange/overview
MY CONTACT DETAILS Name: Zenia Chopra Contact Number: 02075491801 Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org@accesstier5.com Website: accesstier5.com Follow me on Twitter @zeniachopra and if you want to know more about us, follow @accesstier5 13 Access Tier 5