It seems like every year the pool of talented international students studying in the UK gets bigger. We’re seeing more and more of them graduate and apply to jobs through our hiring hub. That’s all well and good until the question of their right to work status comes up.
Our tech team have been listening to your complaints. They know that you want to hire international talent without all the faff. So they’ve put in some hours on a new right to work tracker.
What does this mean for you?
It means that you can look at all of the eager applicants. Before, if someone didn’t have a full visa we had to pull them back from your shortlists. Now you can judge for yourself. And if you decide that they’re the candidate for you, you can apply to be a sponsor through the government website. It’s all in your hands.
Whereas before it was on us to check the right to work status of every single candidate, now it’s up to them. They can let us know and you can see it on their profile. Simple as that.
How does it work?
When our grads make an account, they are prompted to tell us all about their visa. If they already have an account, they can easily edit their right to work details in their recently added timeline.
Candidates can choose from a range of options that include:
- I have right to work – I’m a British or Irish citizen
- I plan to apply for a work visa
- I have temporary right to work
- I don’t have right to work
They can then input any dates – eg. I have right to work until 01/01/2022.
After everything’s been verified, you will see their right to work – or lack thereof – clearly.
Of course you still need to do your due diligence and double-check, but we’ve streamlined everything we can on our side. So what are you waiting for? See it in action here!
If you’re looking to hire a talented international junior, sign up to DigitalGrads today and advertise your role.