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RECRUIT AN INTERNATIONAL TEACHER

SPONSORING AN INTERNATIONAL TEACHER

Quantum Scholars recruit teaching talent from all over the world, particularly, maths, science and computer science teachers from countries where sometimes citizens may require Tier 2 sponsorship from a school in order to work. This includes the following criteria:

  • All citizens from the USA, Jamaica and South Africa
  • All citizens aged 31 and over from Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
  • All citizens aged under 31 from Canada, Australia and New Zealand who have previously used a Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme Visa

To ensure schools understand how to sponsor a candidate requiring sponsorship, Quantum Scholars work with a UK immigration consultancy who provide invaluable support as the visa process gets underway

As part of the service towards hiring a Quantum Scholars candidate, a visa consultation is provided to schools for free.

Easy-to-read guides for schools and candidates have also been created

If you would like more information you can register a vacancy HERE

VISA UNDERSTANDING FOR SCHOOLS

There are a number of ways in which international teachers can enter the UK. The following options will not require any involvement or sponsorship from the school.

  • Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme visa (YMS) – valid for 2 years to 18-30 year olds and available from Canada, NZ, Australia and Hong Kong
  • Ancestry Visa – This (up to) 5 year visa is eligible to teachers with immediate UK family ties such as a parent or grandparent who was born in the UK.
  • British or Irish passport holder

Teachers entering the UK through any of these means will have the option to work in a school employed contractually through Quantum Scholars with a more flexible notice period.

EUROPEAN UNION (EU PASSPORT)
Candidates with a passport from any country within the European Union, they will have the automatic right to enter the UK up until 31 December 2020 whereupon they must register under the EU Settlement Scheme from within the UK. From 01 January 2021 all European passport holders will be subject to a points-based visa requirement.

SPONSORING AN INTERNATIONAL TEACHER
Quantum Scholars also recruit teachers from countries where citizens may require Tier 2 sponsorship in order to work. This includes:

  • All citizens from the USA, Jamaica and South Africa
  • All citizens aged 31 and over from Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
  • All citizens aged under 31 from Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong who have previously used a Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme Visa

Positive changes to immigration rules from January 2021
It is important to note that the sponsorship process has become much more straightforward from January 2021 with a whole host of changes taking place that have not only simplified the process but allow schools to recruit more non-core subject teachers.

The requirement to advertise non-shortage subject teachers such as English and Humanities for a 30 day period has removed and the new minimum salary threshold to meet has been reduced to £25,600 from its current £30,000. This will ensure that younger teachers with less experience will comfortably meet new sponsorship requirements.

It is important to note that within these immigration changes EU citizens will now also require sponsorship. Therefore it makes sense for all schools to either hold visa sponsorship or have access to it through their local authority.

To ensure schools understand how to sponsor a candidate requiring sponsorship, Quantum Scholars work with a UK immigration consultancy People Force Immigrationwww.people-force.co.uk/immigration ) who provide invaluable support as the visa process gets underway.

As part of the service towards hiring a Quantum Scholars candidate, a visa consultation is provided to schools for free.

Easy-to-read guides for schools have also been created to help those wishing to understand more about sponsorship. Please email qs@quantum-scholars.co.uk if you’d like to find out more.

TESTIMONIALS

The service we have had from Quantum Scholars has been first class from start to end. The initial information was concise and accurate and provided a clear understanding of the background of the candidates. At all times Quantum Scholars listened to our needs and I believe understand the ethos of the school and therefore the type of teacher who is a best fit with us. The candidates we have taken on in school have been of the highest quality and…

John F, Headteacher

Quantum Scholars are an organisation you can trust who provide a high quality service. The DfE funding grant which pays for the recruitment fee of the teacher is definitely a ‘pull factor’ but the service and organisation has been impressive too. Quantum Scholars have been very efficient and we are very impressed.

Roger J, Headteacher

The service we received from Quantum Scholars was fantastic and a very honest description and a highly suitable candidate. This recruitment process was much stronger, faster, more efficient and reliable to other services we have used. We will definitely be using Quantum Scholars again.

Alexandra C, Assistant Headteacher

The quality of candidates we have been presented with has been outstanding. Quantum Scholars know us and our school well and select candidates that they genuinely think will be a good match for us. They are always able to really help ‘sell our school’ and this has allowed us to recruit well. Quantum Scholars have quickly become a very important part of our recruitment strategy.’

Helen E, Deputy Headteacher