The Global Business Mobility Graduate Trainee route is for overseas workers who have been accepted onto a graduate training course/placement with a UK branch of their employer.
This route can only be used when the business has not yet begun trading in the UK. If the business is already trading in the UK, workers should consider the Senior or Specialist Worker visa instead.
The UK based employer must be registered with the Home Office to sponsor graduate trainees and assign a Certificate of Sponsorship to the individual.
The graduate role must be on the list of the Home Office’s eligible occupations, be part of a graduate training programme for a managerial or specialist role and be paid at least £24,220 per year.
The individual must have worked for their employer outside the UK for at least 3 months immediately before they apply for their visa.
Given the fast pace of change, we would stress that this information is designed to be informative, not advisory and represents our understanding of English law and practice as at the date indicated. We would always recommend that you should seek specific guidance on any particular legal issue.
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