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How to Become a Sponsor

Sponsoring and employing migrant and non-UK workers is a crucial consideration for UK employers facing a severe recruitment crisis.

Time: 0930 -1245 

Price: £199 + VAT per attendee 

All dates for this online training course: Register here

  • Wednesday, 5th October '22
  • Thursday, 12th January '23

It is vital to balance the benefits of increasing the talent pool with ensuring that your policy is compliant and workable, to avoid prosecution, fines and reputational damage.

Simply put, if your policy and process aren’t compliant, your organisation is vulnerable to home office audits and punitive fines.

Who is this immigration training course for?

Developed specifically for time-poor HR professionals who need a quick but comprehensive overview of this recruitment option, this one-stop course answers your questions, provides a straightforward blueprint and ensures you understand and fulfil the needs of a sponsor.

Delegate Feedback from Recent Immigration Courses

"Very informative and will recommending to others". - Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

"Explained clearly". - HM Land Registry

"A good overall explanation of everything involved in sponsoring non UK citizens" - Park Air Systems ltd


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Welcome, objectives and scene-setting

Elizabeth Smith

Elizabeth Smith

Director of Research
Business Forums International Ltd. (BFI)

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Elizabeth Smith

Director of Research , Business Forums International Ltd. (BFI)

Elizabeth is director of research and a founding co-director at Business Forums International. She is responsible for all programme content and writing, and researches current areas of interest for senior HR professionals in large organisations. BFI is the UK’s leading HR risk specialist conference and training provider, delivering key and timely information to over 3,000 delegates a year both through public and in-house training courses. Before founding BFI in 1996, Elizabeth specialised in researching corporate financial programmes in Asia and the Middle East, based in Dubai. She also worked in advertising and publishing in the Middle East and London. Elizabeth was educated in the West Indies, Saudi Arabia and Belgium before reading Modern Languages at Durham University. She is currently developing an online training course for line managers to raise awareness of menopause symptoms and ways that employers can work to make their workplaces more inclusive.

Understanding sponsor license and skilled worker visas

Antonia Randall-Brandwood

Antonia Randall-Brandwood

Director, RB Immigration

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Antonia Randall-Brandwood

Director, RB Immigration

Antonia has worked in Immigration law for 11 years, establishing a wide practise area. After being called to the bar in 2010 she worked for the Home Office as a complex caseworker and presenting officer, specialising in asylum. In 2017 she established an OISC regulated firm, RB Immigration, which provides advice in all areas of Immigration. She is accredited at OISC level 3 and as an IAAS senior caseworker. Prior to specialising in Immigration law Antonia worked in a criminal law. More recently she worked in house at Harrison Clark Rickerbys Solicitors as an immigration adviser, focusing on private client and points-based work. Antonia has provided one to one tuition for law students since 2011 and has developed a training manual for level 1 and 2 OISC training courses. She is a skilled trainer with a passionate and fluid style.

  • Post-Brexit and post-Covid recruitment landscape
  • EU Settlement Scheme: employing existing and new EU/EEA and Switzerland employees
  • Skilled workers and intra-company transferees
  • Change of employment/secondments/termination/promotion/absences
  • What are the key UK work routes and immigration statuses?
  • New PBS: what has changed and how do you ensure you are compliant?
  • What re the current visa options and how to choose the right one

Coffee break

A comprehensive blueprint and checklist to cover - part I

  • Understanding the sponsorship process and cost implications
  • What are the essentials of compliance?
  • RTW checks
  • Assigning key roles: duties and training
  • Onboarding: key points to consider
  • Updating information
  • GDPR and compliance: record-keeping and reporting updates
  • Renewing your licence
  • Checks and documents

Q&A and discussion

Coffee break

A comprehensive blueprint and checklist to cover - part II

  • Writing and communicating a workable policy
  • Ensuring your compliance is ongoing
  • Home Office audits
  • Case studies
  • Risks and liabilities for employers
  • Eligibility and processing considerations
  • What are the steps to take and where do the challenges lie?

Wrap up and outstanding questions

End of training

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