Global Business Mobility – Graduate Trainee is targeted overseas worker who are undertaking temporary work assignments in the UK and are on a graduate training course leading to a senior management or specialist position and is required to do a work placement in the UK. This assignment is often called an intra-company transfer or ICT.
A partner and dependent children can apply to come to the UK on Global Business Mobility – Graduate Trainee too. However, this route does not lead to settlement. People who want to stay will have to switch to another immigration route which leads to settlement.
You must satisfy the following requirements when you apply the Global Business Mobility – Graduate Trainee visa:
The job you are planning to do is genuine and is not created mainly for application of entry clearance or permission to stay, and must be part of a structured graduate training programme, with clearly defined progression towards a managerial or specialist role within the sponsor organisation.
You are not hired to a third party who is not the sponsor to fill a position with that party, either temporary or permanent. You are also not sponsored to do contract work to undertake ongoing rate routine role or to provide an ongoing routine service for a third party who is not the sponsor, regardless of the nature or length of any arrangement between the sponsor and the third party.
You must be currently working for the sponsor group and have
worked outside the UK for the sponsor group for a continuous period of at least
3 months immediately before the date of application.
Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS)
The valid CoS must be issued by the Home Office authorized sponsor and show the following details:
Job Skill Level Requirement
You must be sponsored for a job that you are eligible or above a minimum skill level. Your job must be in an occupation code listed in Appendix Skilled Occupations. The Appendix Skilled Occupations shows a list of jobs which are eligible for the Global Business Mobility routes with occupation codes, job type and related job titles. The sponsor must have chosen an appropriate code and you have the appropriate skills, qualifications and experience needed to do the job described.
Your employer must pay you a salary which must equal or exceed both the general salary requirement and the going rate requirement for the chosen occupation code listed in Appendix Skilled Occupations. The salary under these requirements include only guaranteed basic gross pay and allowances which are guaranteed to be paid for the duration of your employment in the UK or are paid as a mobility premium or to cover the additional cost of living in the UK.
The general salary requirement is £23,100 per year and the going rate requirement is 70% of the pro-rated going rate in most of the cases. Therefore, your employer must pay you at £23,100 per year and 70% of the pro-rated going rate for the occupation, whichever is higher. If you work more than 48 hours a week, only the first 48 hours a week will be considered towards the general salary requirement.
English Language Requirement
You do not need to satisfy an English language requirement.
You must show that you have enough money to support yourself (and any dependants). They must have the adequate amount (see below) of personal savings in cash held for at least consecutive 28 days before the date of application;
If you have been in the UK with permission for 12 months or longer on the date of application, you will meet the financial requirement and do not need to show funds.
If your application is successful, you will be granted entry clearance or permission to stay for either 1 year after the start date if the job detailed in the Certificate of Sponsorship, the time given on your Certificate of Sponsorship plus 14 days, or the date at which you will have had cumulative periods of permission on the Global Business Mobility routes and Intra-Company routes totalling no more than 5 years in any 6-year period, whichever is shorter.
Your partner will be granted permission which ends on the same date as yours; while your dependent children will be granted permission which ends on the same date as whichever of their parents’ permission ends first.
If you are granted as a Graduate Trainee Migrant, you are permitted to work for the job which is being sponsored generally, but also you are allowed to study and do voluntary work. You are not allowed to access the public funds.
Applicants who have other permissions to stay in the UK can switch to Global Business Mobility – Graduate Trainee – Graduate Trainee visa except where you were last granted permission as a Visitor, a Short-term Student, a Parent of a Child Student, a Seasonal Worker, a Domestic Worker in a Private Household or outside the Immigration Rules.