Human Resources

You have a time-limited right to work in the UK

Information for non-UK/Irish citizens who have a time-limited right to work in the UK, i.e. their visa/pre-settled status has an expiry date.

The documents you need to hold and show the University that you have the right to work in the UK on a time-limited basis are outlined in the UK Visas and Immigration’s (UKVI) List B (below). These documents will have a permission expiry date and the date must not have expired. 

From 1 July 2021, if you are an EEA/Swiss citizen  who was not resident in the UK by 31 December 2020 you will need to apply for a visa before you can enter the UK. Further information on how to secure a visa can be found at:

Securing your visa

The University will need to check if your visa places any restriction on the kind of work, or amount of work, you are permitted to do in the UK.  

For example: 

  • If you already hold a Tier 2/Skilled Worker or Tier 5 Sponsored Researcher visa, your employment is tied to your existing sponsor and cannot be transferred to enable you to take up a full-time role with the University. To employ you, the University will need to apply for a separate Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) and assign this to you. You will then need to apply for a new visa and be in receipt of this visa before you can start at the University.  You may be able to do some part-time work with the University if this meets the UKVI additional work rules. 
  • If you hold a Tier 4/Student Route visa there are restrictions on allowing you to take up a full-time role. If you are being offered a job which meets the criteria for the Skilled Worker visa route the University will need to apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship for you to be able to take up the role.  You may be able to start work in the role before you receive your BRP if you have:
    • obtained your ATAS certificate (if applicable) and;
    • made an in-time application for your Skilled Worker visa and;
    • completed your studies