Duncan Lewis Business Immigration Solicitors – Electrical Engineers – UK Visa Applications
Recruiting highly skilled electrical engineers can be a highly competitive process in a global market where the energy, telecommunications, transport and computing sectors are all vying to employ the most experienced electrical engineers to drive their businesses.
Duncan Lewis business immigration solicitors have considerable expertise in advising companies of all sizes on overseas recruitment of electrical engineers, who are eligible to work in the UK under the regulations covering occupations skilled to NQF Level 6.
Duncan Lewis business immigration lawyers can advise major companies and SMEs on Tier 2 applications – as well as advising on recruiting recent overseas graduates who have qualified as electrical engineers in the UK.
Any Tier 2 applicants can be sponsored for jobs in certain occupations – and the government has drawn up a list of eligible occupations for electrical engineers wishing to apply for a Tier 2 visa to take up a position in the UK.
UK Visas & Immigration regulations set out Codes of Practice for Skilled Workers such as electrical engineers.
Under the regulations, the sort of roles within a company that would be eligible for a Tier 2 visa application include:
- Electrical surveyor
- Equipment engineer
- Power engineer
- Signal engineer (railways).
UK Visas & Immigration rules also set out the types of duties an electrical engineer role might undertake to qualify for a Tier 2 visa, including:
- supervises, controls and monitors the operation of electrical generation, transmission and distribution systems
- determines and specifies manufacturing methods of electrical systems
- ensures that manufacture, operation and maintenance comply with design specifications and contractual arrangements
- organises and establishes control systems to monitor the performance and safety of electrical assemblies and systems.
The current minimum salary range for an electrical engineer – such as a power system engineer, control engineer or protection engineer –
applying for a Tier 2 UK visa would be £32,000.
Source: National Grid submission to Migration Advisory Committee in 2011 uplifted using the 2013 national rate of pay inflation.
Duncan Lewis Business Immigration Solicitors – UK Visa Applications & Appeals – Electrical Engineers
Applying for a Tier 2 visa for an electrical engineer joining your UK operation requires expert legal advice on the preparation of the visa application to ensure no delays occur.
Companies should be aware that any delays in the Tier 2 visa application process might potentially jeopardise the timely take up of an appointment.
Duncan Lewis immigration experts are one of the UK’s leading specialist immigration and business immigration solicitors, with a highly successful track record in advising companies on business immigration, the UK visa application process and the UK Immigration Act.
Duncan Lewis immigration lawyers have offices nationwide and in most major cities – and our national and London immigration lawyers can advise companies wishing to recruit high-calibre electrical engineers from overseas on:
- Tier 2 Licence
- Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsor (CoS)
- Tier 2 Visa Applications
- Tier 2 Intra Company Transfers
- Standard UK Visa for Business Visits.
Duncan Lewis business immigration experts are also able to advise on visa appeals for electrical engineers wishing to take up appointments in the UK.
As immigration specialists, Duncan Lewis is ranked by Legal 500 2015 for its business immigration services.
For further information on UK visa applications for Electrical Engineers, call Duncan Lewis Business Immigration Solicitors in confidence on 0333 772 0409 for a FREE initial consultation.