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How to Become a Skilled Worker Sponsor


Are you thinking of recruiting overseas staff and looking to sponsor and employ migrant and non-UK workers? Many organisations are and want to understand how to go about it and what's involved in applying to the Home Office for a sponsorship licence. This half-day online workshop explains what's involved, the benefits and also the legal, compliance and cost issues you need to consider before applying.

How to Sponsor Skilled Workers Course Overview

This half-day online workshop explains what's involved, the benefits and also the legal, compliance and cost issues you need to consider and weigh up before applying. The information-packed three-hour course aims to train you on all aspects of the Points Based System and what you need to consider before taking on a sponsor license. 

This course can run at either 0930-1300 or 1300-1630.

What our delegates say about our In-house training courses:

"A good overall explanation of everything involved in sponsoring non UK citizens"

"Very informative and will be recommending to others"

Who will benefit from attendance:

Employees new to this area, with limited knowledge of becoming a Sponsor License holder

From HR, Resourcing, Recruitment, onboarding and those with involvement and responsibilities within this area

Learning objectives and benefits of this skilled-worker course:

By the end of the programme your team will understand:

  • A background into the Points Based System (PBS) 
  • The different sponsorship routes open to your organisation
  • The financial, legal and compliance issues to consider when becoming a sponsor
  • Everything you need to know before applying for a licence

Key training topics include:

  • Understanding sponsor license and skilled worker visas
  • Understanding the sponsorship process and cost implications -including blueprint and checklist
  • Assigning key roles: duties and training
  • Onboarding: key points to consider
  • GDPR and compliance: record-keeping and reporting updates
  • Renewing your licence
  • Checks and documents
  • Home Office audits
  • Risks and liabilities for employers

All in-house training with BFI includes:

Pre-course team SWOT analysis; pre-course attendee engagement to ensure objectives and issues are addressed; trainer matched to your specific challenges; interactive and engaging course design to maximise learning outcomes; full course notes and supporting documentation; post-course analysis of team strengths and weaknesses; post-training three-month review and clinic

Make an in-house training enquiry

Click here to fill in our enquiry form or to have a confidential discussion about your requirements, please contact Catherine Ouston our Head of In-house Training on 01983 861133 or email

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