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Design and Development Engineers

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Design and Development Engineers - UK Visa Applications


Design and development engineers are crucial to so many industries that the competition to recruit the most skilled and experience design engineers can place very real pressure on UK companies vying for the best and brightest in a fast-moving global recruitment market.


Duncan Lewis business immigration solicitors can advise companies on the international recruitment of design and development engineers, who are eligible to work in the UK under the regulations covering occupations skilled to NQF Level 6.


Duncan Lewis business immigration lawyers frequently advise companies on Skilled Worker (formerly known as Tier 2) applications – as well as advising on recruiting recent overseas graduates who have qualified as design and development engineers in the UK.


Our specialist immigration lawyers can advise on recruitment across all sectors, including aeronautical engineering, building and construction, mechanical engineering, design and development engineering and the chemical industry.


Any Skilled Worker (formerly known as Tier 2) applicants can be sponsored for jobs in certain occupations – and the government has drawn up a list of eligible occupations for design and development engineers wishing to apply for a Skilled Worker (formerly known as 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 design and development engineers.


Under the regulations, the sort of roles within a company that would be eligible for a Skilled Worker (formerly known as Tier 2) visa application include:


  • Clinical engineer
  • Design engineer
  • Development engineer
  • Ergonomist
  • Research and development engineer.


UK Visas & Immigration rules also set out the types of duties a design and development engineer role might involve to qualify for a Skilled Worker (formerly known as Tier 2) visa, including:


  • assesses product requirements – including costs, manufacturing feasibility and market requirements
  • prepares working designs for steam, aero, turbine, marine and electrical engines, mechanical instruments, aircraft and missile structures, vehicle and ship structures, plant and machinery equipment, domestic electrical appliances, building systems and services, and electronic computing and telecommunications equipment
  • arranges construction and testing of model or prototype and modifies design if necessary
  • produces final design information for use in preparation of layouts, parts lists, etc
  • prepares specifications for materials and other components.


We will be able to advise you further on this; kindly get in touch with us at privateimmigration@duncanlewis.com / businessimmigration@duncanlewis.com


Duncan Lewis Business Immigration Solicitors – UK Visa Applications & Appeals – Design and Development Engineers


Applying for a Skilled Worker (formerly known as Tier 2) visa for a design and development 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 Skilled Worker (formerly known as 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 design and development engineers from overseas on:


  • Skilled Worker (formerly known as Tier 2) Licence 
  • Skilled Worker (formerly known as Tier 2) Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS)
  • Skilled Worker (formerly known as Tier 2) Visa Applications
  • Skilled Worker (formerly known as 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 design and development engineers wishing to take up appointments in the UK.


For further information on UK visa applications for Design and Development Engineers, call Duncan Lewis Business Immigration Solicitors in confidence on 0333 772 0409 or e-mail us at privateimmigration@duncanlewis.com / businessimmigration@duncanlewis.com


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