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Immigration for Recruiters: Right to Work in the UK

Thursday, 11 December 2014 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Managing Work Permits and Immigration for Recruiters


Immigration issues continue to be at the forefront of media attention as the Government tackle their manifesto pledge to reduce the numbers of migrants entering the UK. We have already seen changes to the employment routes; and changes to the student routes are likely in the near future. This workshop is designed to give you essential up to date information about the current workings of the Immigration Rules and to help you keep your company compliant.




Five key things you will learn on this course:

Book nowSuitable for any recruiter, HR professional or business owner who employs non UK nationals, the workshop aims to help you:

  1. Understand the a raft of new immigration rules
  2. Verify a non-UK candidate’s immigration status
  3. Review your policies and procedures to ensure your organisation is working within the law
  4. To understand what to look for when checking identity documents and qualifications to avoid fraudulent applications
  5. Ensure all your current employees are working legally




 9:30 Registration and Coffee  

How Immigration Control Operates in the UK


Fundamentals of Organisation Transformation

Legislative framework – Current legislation, rules and procedures, including Points Based System and other Immigration categories allowing work in the UK.This session is split into three as follows:

  1. European Issues
  2. Points based system (PBS)
  3. Non PBS
 11:45 Morning Coffee  

Legislative Framework Continued

 13:15 Lunch and Discussion  

Compliance – UKBA expectations for record keeping


Document checking – Allowable documents and good practice

 15:00 Afternoon Tea  

Document checking practical – How to spot fake documentation

16:15 Conclusions and Action Planning  
16:30 Close of course  



    Ian Westwood

    International Recruitment Consultant

    Ian’s experience in UK immigration stretches over twenty years, with more than ten of those spent on the frontline as an immigration officer, and then chief immigration officer, for the Home Office as well as time spent as part of the forgery team at Gatwick airport. He now works with commercial, not-for-profit, financial and higher education institutions seeking his particular expertise in global recruitment compliance and identity fraud.

    Ian can offer expert consultancy on immigration and recruitment strategy, including compliance and maintenance requirements and applications within and outside the points-based system. He provides recruitment training, compliance audit checks and speaks about current UK immigration issues. He can work with senior management and the key recruiters within your organization to safeguard your procedures and help you avoid the cost, and embarrassment, of civil penalties.

    As well as being the current secretary and former chairman of the Association of Regulated Immigration Advisors (ARIA), Ian holds the highest level of regulation with the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC). He is also a member of the Immigration Lawyers Practitioners Association (ILPA) and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).



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      Immigration for Recruiters: Right to Work in the UK - 11 December 2014
      £ 399.00


      Thursday, 11 December 2014
      9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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