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Bridging the global gap
Thinking of relocating to the UK?
Increasingly, international professionals are heading overseas to broaden their professional experience whilst working in a different culture and environment.
Reed is here to help you take advantage of the opportunities open to you. We have five decades of experience and have helped thousands of international candidates find their ideal position
With over 400 offices and 3000 staff, we are here to assist you each step of the way. A wide range of temporary and permanent positions are available throughout the United Kingdom and abroad, to suit those looking to relocate.
We have over 350,000 vacancies on the UK's biggest job site. If you are looking for an opportunity within the UK, please search our job database now
Work Visas & Permits
There are strict rules governing who may enter the UK and who may work here. Some of the most common methods of securing the right to work in the UK are listed below. Follow the links to find out more from our preferred partner for immigration, work permit and visa advice and assistance, 1st Contact. Find out more about 1st Contact
Highly Skilled Migrant Programme (HSMP)
Highly Skilled Migrant Programme (HSMP) is a points based method of immigration for skilled workers. Primarily based upon points being awarded for education, age and recent earnings, approval for HSMP by the UK Home Office gives the individual the right to work in any capacity and for any employer without the employer needing to sponsor a work permit.
This has proven to be one of the most popular methods of UK Immigration in recent years and time in the UK under the HSMP Visa counts towards Permanent Residence. To find out if you might gain enough points to qualify you can complete the 1st Contact Highly Skilled Migrant Programme Asessment Form
UK Work Permit - Employer Sponsored
An Employer Sponsored UK Work Permit must be applied for by the UK employer. There are a number of different work permits, depending upon whether the job is on the UK Skills Shortage list, the position is for Training and Work Experience purposes or it is for the purpose of transferring from an overseas office to a UK office of the same employer. The employer will need to show Work Permits (UK) that they are a viable business with a genuine requirement for the potential employee.
Further UK Immigration information: