Tier 5 GAE
In order to apply for a Tier 5 GAE visa, the individual must apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship. For us to assess if the individual is eligible for sponsorship, they must have secured a full-time, temporary paid internship offer from a UK employer. Please note that we do not arrange placements for the candidates we sponsor and each individual must have a placement offer in hand before we can advise on the sponsorship.
The minimum qualification requirement is that of an undergraduate enrolled on a course at a NARIC-listed institution. If, however, the individual is a graduate or post-graduate, then their last education should not have been completed longer than 3 years ago.
The internship role must be supernumerary (i.e outside of the organisation's regular staffing requirements) and must not fit into a Tier 2 (General) occupation category; thereby not affecting the UK Resident Labour Market.
The internship offered must be a full-time placement and the conditions of employment in line with The National Minimum Wage Act and all other applicable legislation.
The intern must be above 18 years of age.
The Employer must be a UK registered company, charity or government department.
Any work that the Intern undertakes must be at a skill level of NVQ Level 3 or above.
The Employer offering the internship must have the financial and personnel resources to support and supervise the Intern throughout the period of their internship. If the employer is not a Tier 2 sponsor, we require a copy of the Employers Liability Insurance Certificate, Latest Audited Accounts with the name of the Accountant clearly stated and Employers PAYE Number.
This program is not open to employers in hospitality, care, or law sectors.