Licensed Sponsor Responsibilities and Compliance

BPP Professional Education
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3 hours
290 GBP excl. VAT
Professional Training
Next available date: 21/10/2021 - Online courses
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290 GBP

290 GBP

Course description

Licensed Sponsor Responsibilities and Compliance

This course is vital for existing sponsors, or those considering becoming licensed sponsors. Since the UK’s immigration is undergoing huge change with effect from 1 January 2021. Are you ready?

The UK is changing its immigration system on 1 January 2021. Right[BB1] to work and the new Immigration Rules are in the forefronts of many organisational and HR minds.

The pool of employers who have or will need to become a licensed sponsor is likely to increase, given the UK’s departure from the EU.

It is vital organisations have a clear understanding of an individual’s right to work in the UK and how to obtain a visa where needed, especially given increasing compliance, civil and criminal penalties and immigration changes following Brexit. How confident are you that all your procedures and HR teams are up to date and prepared to meet your staffing needs?

This course will help you to understand your way around being a licensed sponsor, your responsibilities, understanding an individuals’ right to work, the immigration options available and how the process works. Top tips and common pitfalls shall be shared along the way. We will provide you with useful guides and tools for you to implement into your organisation.

It will cover all key areas of sponsorship – how to sponsor, the process of getting a visa, documents needed and record keeping and other key responsibilities.

Suitability - Who should attend?

  • Key Personnel appointed under the sponsor licence – meaning the Authorising Officer, Key Contact and SMS users (level 1 and level 2
  • HR/people managers
  • Recruiters
  • HR Business Partners/Directors
  • Anyone with overall responsibility for HR
  • Recruitment Professionals
  • Administration Assistants tasked with employee onboarding processes / vetting and screening
  • Risk Compliance Professionals responsible for HR elements
  • Operations and Line Managers/Directors responsible for right to work checks / employee vetting and screening
  • Employment counsel

Training Course Content

  • How Brexit has changed the recruitment landscape – including what is the EU Settlement Scheme and what is in store for new EU/EEA and Switzerland citizens and their family members from 1 January 2021[BB2]?
  • Summary of different work routes and immigration status in the UK
  • What could your organisation be liable for if you get it wrong?
  • The process for obtaining a visa – a step by step guide and overview
  • Costs of sponsorship
  • Key compliance duties – including record keeping and reporting responsibilities (including Key Personnel needed and their role, what documents should be held on file for each sponsored migrant and how to check a candidate’s/employee’s immigration status and what documents are acceptable evidence).
  • Are your organisation’s policies and procedures compliant?
  • Common pitfalls and problematic areas (change in ownership)
  • Top tips to help ensure compliance

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