The 2016 Annual Manufacturing Report by Hennik Research has revealed that, despite the UK being in the world’s top ten manufacturing countries and contributing £6.7 trillion to the global economy, 84% of companies questioned said that more skilled workers were needed to maintain business momentum and fill manufacturing vacancies – and 22% said that they usually had at least ten vacancies for skilled workers.
The upturn in manufacturing with strong performances in the car manufacturing sector means more skilled workers and production managers and directors in manufacturing are needed to prevent occasional downturn.
Recruiting high calibre production managers and directors in manufacturing in an increasingly competitive global recruitment market can prove a challenge for UK firms, given restrictions on Tier 2 visas.
Duncan Lewis business immigration solicitors can advise companies on the international recruitment of skilled production managers and directors in manufacturing – 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 Tier 2 applications – as well as advising on recruiting recent overseas graduates who have qualified in the UK and wish to take up an appointment in the manufacturing sector.
Any Tier 2 applicants can be sponsored for jobs in certain occupations – and the government has drawn up a list of eligible occupations for production managers and directors in manufacturing 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 production managers and directors in manufacturing.
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 production managers and directors in manufacturing role might undertake to qualify for a Tier 2 visa, including:
The current minimum salary range for production managers and directors in manufacturing applying for a Tier 2 UK visa would be £27,500 for an experienced member of staff – and £20,500 for a new entrant, or £13,500 for applicants who entered Tier 2 under the Rules in place before 6 April 2011 and are not subject to the experienced worker rate.
Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013.
Applying for a Tier 2 visa for a production manager or director in manufacturing 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 production manager or director in manufacturing 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 and UK business 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 production managers and directors in manufacturing from overseas on:
Duncan Lewis business immigration experts are also able to advise on visa appeals for production managers and directors in manufacturing 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 Production Managers and Directors in Manufacturing, call Duncan Lewis Business Immigration Solicitors in confidence on 0333 772 0409 for a FREE initial consultation.