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Simplify the sponsorship process for international IT professionals

At Nation.better, our support services and platform reduce the stress of sponsoring foreign workers in the UK.

While the UK technology industry has seen a rise to prominence in recent years, many tech companies today are facing severe shortages of high-calibre IT professionals to fill key development roles.

An effective way employers are trying to address this labour shortage is by turning to the incredibly resourceful international labour market.

If you’re looking to explore the international recruitment pathway to acquire the best talent and to drive innovation and success to your IT firm, here’s what you need to know about the employee sponsorship process.

Recruitment challenges technology businesses in the UK face

What’s the process of hiring international IT professionals in the UK?

  • Obtaining the sponsor licence

    You can become a licenced sponsor by submitting an online application and relevant documents and paying a licence fee to the UKVI.

  • Conducting right to work checks

    You must conduct right-to-work checks—physical or online—for all prospective candidates to ensure they are eligible to render professional services in the UK.

  • Assigning a Cos to selected employees

    After selecting the most suitable candidates, you must assign a CoS to your employees to fulfil their Skilled Worker visa requirements.

  • Welcoming and onboarding employees

    Once your employees arrive in the UK, you need to perform the relevant due diligence to meet your sponsor duties for the duration of the contracted employment period.

Obtaining the sponsor licence

You can become a licenced sponsor by submitting an online application and relevant documents and paying a licence fee to the UKVI.

Conducting right to work checks

You must conduct right-to-work checks—physical or online—for all prospective candidates to ensure they are eligible to render professional services in the UK.

Assigning a Cos to selected employees

After selecting the most suitable candidates, you must assign a CoS to your employees to fulfil their Skilled Worker visa requirements.

Welcoming and onboarding employees

Once your employees arrive in the UK, you need to perform the relevant due diligence to meet your sponsor duties for the duration of the contracted employment period.

How can Nation.better help?

When you partner us, we help you:

Find the right talent through
our recruitment partners

We’ve partnered with some of the largest recruitment agencies in the UK to
help you find the best IT talent from across the world for your business.

Simplify the sponsor licence
application process with our sponsor licence services

For just £650+VAT/per employee,
you can access the expertise of our immigration experts to
streamline your sponsor licence application process.

Recruit the best IT professionals with our
FREE eligibility assessments

We also offer FREE offline eligibility assessments for your
prospective candidates to help you choose the most suitable
individuals and identify and address immigration risks.

Meet Home Office requirements with our
compliance management platform

With our end-to-end automated compliance platform,
we help you stay on top of your Home Office requirements for the
entirety of the sponsorship period.

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 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 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 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 Chiu
Managing Director, TSIC

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