We have a legal
responsibility to ensure that all our workers and employees have the legal
right to live and work in the UK.
Check of original
documents as proof of right to work in the UK
If you are invited to an
interview, you will be asked to make available original copies of documentation
that provides evidence of your right to live and work in the UK. This can be
one or a combination of original documents from the list of acceptable documents produced by
the Home Office. We will email you prior to the interview with
instructions regarding the right to work check.
Please note that it is a requirement for visas and Indefinite Leave to
Remain stamps in passports to be in a valid document in order to be acceptable
evidence of right to work. Visas/stamps in expired passports cannot be
If you have not provided
evidence of your right to work in the UK at an interview with us, any offer of
work or employment made to you will be conditional upon you presenting this
before you join us. This document check must be carried out before you start
any work with us.
What if I don't yet
have the right to work in the UK?
The most common route
through which you can gain the right to work in the UK is through the
points-based immigration system. We are able to sponsor workers in skilled
occupations through the new UK immigration system that has replaced the
previous system from 1 January 2021. To
be eligible for sponsorship you need to score 70 points. To score the mandatory 50 points you need to
be offered a job by an approved sponsor; be undertaking a role at the appropriate
skill level; and required to speak English at a required level. The remaining 20 points can be achieved having
regard to salary/job in shortage occupation list/PhD qualification.
Only occupations listed as
eligible for a Skilled Worker visa can be sponsored. The list of skilled
occupations is in Table 1 here. You can check to
see if you are eligible for a Skilled worker visa here. Table 5 in the link here lists the occupations that are not eligible for
sponsorship for a Skilled Worker visa
Any job application you
submit to us will be assessed using criteria based on the knowledge, skills and
experience required for the relevant post.
If you are successful
after interview and we advise you that the role is not on the list of
occupations eligible for sponsorship, you will need to check you can obtain
right to work by other means. Any offer of employment we make to you will be
conditional upon you gaining permission to work in the UK. You will not be able
to start work until you are able to provide evidence that this has been
Roles not classed as
If the role is not
eligible for skilled worker visa you may however be able to apply for one of
the other UK visa routes available. We strongly recommend that you
check if you are eligible for any of these routes as part of your preparation
when applying for the role. You can do this by visiting the UK
government website gov.uk under the ' Apply
for a UK visa' section
of the Home Office webpages.