The publication of the UK government’s National Infrastructure Delivery Plan reinforced Britain’s determination to continue building and improve the delivery of planning and infrastructure.
As a result, the pressure on the construction industry to recruit experienced and skilled construction project managers and related professionals has never been greater.
At the same time, the government announced further changes to Tier 2 visas.
Current restrictions on Tier 2 applications can already hamper international recruitment targets in sectors where there is a skills shortage in the UK labour force – including international recruitment to address skills shortages in construction.
Duncan Lewis business immigration solicitors can advise construction companies on the overseas recruitment of construction project managers and related professionals – 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 businesses and individuals 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 construction project managers and related professionals wishing to apply for a Tier 2 visa to take up a position in the UK.
UK Visas & Immigration regulations set out in the Codes of Practice for Skilled Workers such as construction project managers and related professionals.
Under the regulations, the sort of roles within a company that would be eligible for a Tier 2 visa application include:
UK Visas & Immigration rules also set out the types of duties a construction project manager and related professional might undertake to qualify for a Tier 2 visa, including:
The current minimum salary range for construction project managers and related professionals applying for a Tier 2 UK visa would be £27,000 for an experienced candidate – and £22,700 for a new entrant.
Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013.
Applying for a Tier 2 visa for a construction project manager or related professional 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 a construction project 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 and professionals on business immigration and the UK visa application process.
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 construction project managers or related professionals from overseas on:
Duncan Lewis business immigration experts are also able to advise on visa appeals for construction project managers or related professionals 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 Construction Project Managers or related professionals, call Duncan Lewis Business Immigration Solicitors in confidence on 0333 772 0409 for a FREE initial consultation.