MANILA, Philippines – Employment prospects in the United Kingdom are getting brighter for Filipino teachers, information technology experts and other professionals, recruitment consultants said yesterday.
The recruitment industry yesterday reported that a new system adopted by UK’s Borders and Immigration opened bigger opportunities for Filipino professionals to enter Britain.
Emmanuel Geslani, a recruitment consultant, said the British immigration “point-based” scheme allows all qualified applicants to enter the UK under a managed immigration program.
“The system allows highly skilled workers like engineers, IT to apply for entry to the UK and the right to immigrate with full and free access to the employment market,” Geslani disclosed.
“This means applicant with the necessary visa would be permitted to live and work in the UK, seek and undertake employment or even establish a business,” Geslani added.
Under the system, Geslani said, skilled workers do not need a job offer to file for an application.
“Points are based on age, experience, academic degrees like PhD or masters,” Geslani noted.
Geslani said an applicant must be proficient in the English language and capable of supporting themselves or any dependents without requiring public funds.
According to Geslani, the global recession has not affected UK and there were reports that about 150,000 vacancies are available for qualified applicants.
Geslani said the vacancies include jobs for scientists, environmental specialists, IT & telecoms experts, teachers, and healthcare workers like nurses and caregivers.
By Mayen Jaymalin (philstar.com)