With the ever-increasing bureaucracy and slap in the face international students in the UK face, it’s nice to see that professional bodies are working towards sharing expert knowledge and support to help recruiters and companies in the UK.
Almost every company in the UK now states that the applicant (for any role) has to have the right to stay and work in the UK. And the Home Office will not issue international students work visas, unless they have a job. This vicious circle means that the UK misses out on a lot of international talent and international students and graduates miss out on a lot of opportunities.
Now AGCAS has produced the “Recruiting International Students – A Guide For Employers“, which really is one of the best, clearest and most concise guides we have seen.
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The Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) is the professional body for careers and employability professionals working with prospective students, students and graduates in Higher and Further Education.
It covers some of the most common issues and misconceptions surrounding the employment of international students and graduates, as demonstrated by the excerpt below:
The above is an image from the excellent “Recruiting International Students – A Guide For Employers”. You can download the guide from the AGCAS website. It is free to download and no sign-up is required.
For those of you who would like some initial expert advice on recruiting international students, AGCAS has teamed up with the specialist immigration law firm Carter Thomas.