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In the UK it is the potential employer, and not the candidate, that must apply for a work permit. If you wish to employ someone near the top of their profession it may be possible for the employee to apply for the Highly Skilled Migrant Programme.

As a UK recruitment agency you are not able to apply for work permits for staff who will be working at your clients’ sites. When dealing with non-European staff you have essentially 2 options

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