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Recruiting International Hospitality Employees | Nation.better

Eliminate the stress of recruiting international hospitality employees

Discover how our sponsor licence support can help you fill key vacancies in your hospitality business.

While the UK is home to a thriving hospitality industry, businesses, today, are facing a severe shortage of skilled and unskilled workers with many Brits preferring to pursue careers in other industries. A novel way employers are looking to fill these core skills gaps in the industry is by turning to the promise of the international labour market. If you’re looking to embark on this route to ensure your business is supported by the skills and talent you need to be successful, here’s what you need to know about the process—and a few resources that can help along the way.

What’s the process of hiring hospitality workers in the UK?

  • Obtaining the sponsor licence

    To obtain your sponsor licence, you must submit an online application, relevant supporting documents, and pay a licencing fee according to the type of your licence.

  • Conducting right to work checks

    As an employer, you should ensure all your prospective candidates are eligible to work in the UK by conducting physical or online right to work checks.

  • Assigning a CoS to selected candidates

    Once you’ve chosen the most suitable candidate, you must issue a CoS to the selected candidates to help them get their Skilled Worker visa.

  • Welcoming and onboarding employees

    After your employees arrive in the UK, you must ensure you perform due diligence to your sponsor duties for the duration of the employment period.

Obtaining the sponsor licence

To obtain your sponsor licence, you must submit an online application, relevant supporting documents, and pay a licencing fee according to the type of your licence.

Conducting right to work checks

As an employer, you should ensure all your prospective candidates are eligible to work in the UK by conducting physical or online right to work checks.

Assigning a CoS to selected candidates

Once you’ve chosen the most suitable candidate, you must issue a CoS to the selected candidates to help them get their Skilled Worker visa.

Welcoming and onboarding employees

After your employees arrive in the UK, you must ensure you perform due diligence to your sponsor duties for the duration of the employment period.

How can Nation.better help?

When you work with us, we help you:

Streamline the sponsor licence application
process with our support

For just £650+VAT/per employee, we offer expert-led
sponsor licence services to make your sponsorship process
stress-free and seamless.

Stay on top of Home Office rules with
our compliance platform

With our automated sponsorship compliance platform,
we help reduce the stress in your compliance workflows and
ensure you meet all your Home Office requirements.

Hire the right hospitality employees with
our free eligibility assessments

Through our free eligibility assessment, we help you ensure
the eligibility of your candidates to work in the UK.

Find the right candidates through
our recruitment partners

We’ve partnered with leading hospitality recruitment agencies in
the UK to help you choose the right candidates.

Here's what our partners have to say

Great team, great service and really simple process at a fraction of the standard expensive fees. Nation.better actually educates founders on what it means to be a sponsor. Definitely recommend these guys.
Stephan
Stephan Eyeson
Co-founder, Survey54
Clear and easy process to go through. Nation.better team made sure that we have a super smooth experience and it gets the job done! 100% recommended.
Mo
Mo Khodadadi
Founder, Satis.AI
Easy. Having been through this before with other immigration service providers that over complicate the process and charge high fees, Nation.better through innovative ways made the usual painful and stressful experience full of confidence and care. Highly recommended.
Dasha
Dasha Selyanova
Managing Director, ZDDZ
As a small company, hiring talent from outside the UK can feel very daunting. Nation.better has designed an efficient system to support employers through complex regulations and paperwork. As an employer, I have transparency over the full process. The team has been highly supportive and responsive as well! It’s been a joy working with them.
Bonnie
Bonnie Chiu
Managing Director, TSIC
Group 2059

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