Medical, pharmaceutical and clinical research organisations rely on quality assurance and regulatory professionals to monitor compliance, ethics procedures and quality assurance – but skills shortages in STEM subject across the UK mean international recruitment is frequently necessary to meet recruitment targets.
Global competition for experienced quality assurance and regulatory professionals and restrictions on Tier 2 visas under UK immigration law mean businesses and organisations face even greater challenges to recruit the candidates they need to maintain ICH-GCP and quality assurance in the highly competitive and regulated healthcare/pharma sectors.
Duncan Lewis business immigration solicitors can advise companies on the international recruitment of quality assurance and regulatory 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 companies 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 quality assurance and regulatory 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 quality assurance and regulatory 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 quality assurance and regulatory professional’s role might involve to qualify for a Tier 2 visa, including:
The current minimum salary range for quality assurance and regulatory professionals applying for a Tier 2 UK visa would be £27,000 for an experienced member of staff – and £22,500 for a new entrant.
Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013.
Applying for a Tier 2 visa for a quality assurance and regulatory 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 quality assurance and regulatory 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 law 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 can advise companies wishing to recruit high-calibre quality assurance and regulatory professionals from overseas on:
Duncan Lewis business immigration experts are also able to advise on visa appeals for quality assurance and regulatory 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 Quality Assurance and Regulatory Professionals, call Duncan Lewis Business Immigration Solicitors in confidence on 0333 772 0409 for a FREE initial consultation.