I nternational trainees at British universities fear the federal government’s strategy to provide two-year post-study work visas to future trainees might leave them even worse off if the additional time is not provided to them too.
Recently the federal government said foreign trainees will be used a two-year work visa after finishing from a British university. However the brand-new policy will just apply to those finishing from summer 2021, according to the statement.
The existing migration policy, controversially put in location by Theresa May in 2012, offers trainees simply 4 months to discover work after finishing.
Over 16,000 individuals have currently signed a petition contacting the federal government to extend the brand-new visa guidelines to worldwide trainees presently studying in the UK.
The petition states: “There are countless worldwide trainees presently studying in the UK and acquiring important abilities.
” Because the existing trainees do not have the post-study work visa for 2 years and [need] sponsorship from a company, it will be tough for them to get a task. […] Companies would certainly think of waiting on 6 more months, so they can work with other trainees who have the 2 year post-study work visa”.
The Guardian spoke with existing worldwide trainees about their issues:
‘ It’s difficult for worldwide trainees to get tasks at the minute’
Umair Qamar, from Pakistan, just recently finished from De Montfort University with a master’s in cyber security. He wishes to discover a task prior to his visa goes out.
” I have actually been getting tasks given that I concerned this nation. It’s been a tough and frustrating experience. I have actually lost count of the number of positions I have actually requested, however my CV is all over the UK. I have actually had great deals of rejections since the business didn’t wish to sponsor trainees. It’s nearly difficult for worldwide trainees to get tasks at the minute. However I’m still attempting.
” I enjoy to hear other trainees will get the 2 year visa. However I wish to explain that it would benefit the federal government to extend the due date for existing trainees, too. We are extremely devoted and strive. The current modification suggests there is hope.”