The following information should be considered by anyone wishing to apply for a vacancy at Swansea University from outside f the European Economic area (EEA)
Swansea University has been awarded a license to issue certificates of sponsorship. To employ staff from outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) the University will issue a Certificate of Sponsorship (PBS) to the successful applicant.
To be able to do this the following conditions must be satisfied and each condition has a number of points which may be awarded. To be awarded a Certificate of Sponsorship an applicant will need to achieve a total of 70 points :English Language Competency
Tested in one of 3 ways:
- The migrant is from a predominantly English speaking country
- The migrant completed a degree in English
- The migrant passed an English Language test
Resident Labour Market test
This condition will be met if the vacant post has been advertised for a minimum of 2 weeks and the University can show that the migrant is the most suitable applicant
Points are awarded on an increasing scale depending on the qualifications of the migrant and the requirement for the post
Points are awarded on an increasing scale depending on the salary offered
The migrant must demonstrate that they can support themselves by providing evidence of £800 plus £500 per accompanying dependent.
The breakdown of possible points under each of the conditions are explained in the attached table:
This page is currently being updated following recent changes in the legislation and further information can be obtained at:
The Points Based Immigration System will replace the previous immigration arrangements of which the most common route for new recruits to the University was the Work Permit Scheme.
Work Permits have been replaced by Tier 2 Applications since November 2008
Highly Skilled Migrant Programme applications have been replaced by Tier 1 Applications since June 2008
For any information on the Points based Immigration System please contact Mr John Cox, Deputy director of HR on +44 (0)1792 295366 or email@example.com