International students graduating from their studies in the United Kingdom will soon be able to stay in the country for up to three years after completing their courses.
Sable International citizenship and immigration director John Dunn said this initiative would help the UK’s economy since it will allow the country to offer opportunities to students who have gained key skills which may be beneficial to the UK’s economy.
Currently, it is required of international graduates in the UK to secure a job offer from an employer (sponsor) in the country before lodging applications for a work visa which would allow them to take up employment and stay in the United Kingdom.
“In short, the new changes are very positive for students looking to stay on in the UK after studying. In the recent past those South Africans that did want to stay on in the UK would have had to have had a company offer them a job and sponsor them on a work permit,” said Dunn, as reported in BusinessTech.
Dunn also said that the UK’s post-study work visa would facilitate businesses in the UK to employ international students with qualifications and skills gained in the UK…