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IT Project and Programme Managers

Duncan Lewis Business Immigration Solicitors- IT Project and Programme Managers UK Visa Applications


IT project and programme managers are essential to a company’s future strategy and the costs involved in setting and achieving new objectives for growth and development.


The skills shortage in STEM subjects in the UK often means recruiting high calibre IT project and programme managers from overseas in an increasingly competitive global market.


Duncan Lewis business immigration solicitors can advise companies on overseas recruitment of international IT project and programme managers – 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 companies wishing to recruit IT project and programme managers from overseas on Tier 2 applications – as well as advising on recruiting recent overseas graduates who have qualified 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 IT project and programme managers 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 IT project and programme managers.


Under the regulations, the sort of roles within a company that would be eligible for a Tier 2 visa application include:


  • Implementation manager (computing)
  • IT project manager
  • Programme manager (computing)
  • Project leader (software design).


UK Visas & Immigration rules also set out the types of duties an IT project and programme manager role might undertake to qualify for a Tier 2 visa, including:


  • works with client or senior management to establish and clarify the aims, objectives and requirements of the IT project or programme;
  • plans the stages of the project or programme, reviews actions and amends plans as necessary
  • coordinates and supervises the activities of the project/programme team
  • manages third party contributions to the programme or project
  • monitors progress including project/programme budget, timescale and quality
  • coordinates and oversees implementation of the project or programme
  • reports on project or programme to senior management and/or client.


The current minimum salary range for an IT project or programme manager applying for a Tier 2 UK visa would be £40,300 for an experienced member of staff – and £29,000 for a new entrant.


Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013 and Income Data Services.


Duncan Lewis Business Immigration Solicitors – UK Visa Applications & Appeals – IT Project or Programme Manager


Applying for a Tier 2 visa for an IT project or programme manager 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 IT project or programme manager 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 UK immigration law.


Duncan Lewis immigration lawyers have offices nationwide and in most major cities – and our national and London immigration lawyers regularly advise companies wishing to recruit high-calibre IT project or programme managers 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 IT project and programme managers 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 IT Project and Programme Managers, call Duncan Lewis Business Immigration Solicitors in confidence on 0333 772 0409 for a FREE initial consultation.


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