Visa guidelines To study in the UK as a Barbadian national, you will need to apply for a visa. You should apply for a visa at the nearest visa application facility. These are located in post offices, some embassies, and some immigration offices. The main embassy is in London. However, there are other consular offices around the country.
Barbados does not issue work permits. If you are offered employment in the UK, you will need to check whether this requires a visa or not. If it does, then you will not be able to work here.
In general, if you are invited by a British company to fill a job position within the EU or EEA, then this means that the employer has been granted a license from the European Commission to hire staff from outside Europe. License holders can only hire skilled workers. The job description must also be registered with the European Union's Job Register.
If the job is not one of the licensed positions, then it's best to assume that you will not be allowed to work here. Sometimes companies try to hide the fact that they want to hire unlicensed workers. This can be done by saying that the position is "executive assistant" or "administrative assistant" and not mentioning what skills are required.
If you want to work or study in the UK, you may need to apply for a UK Visa and demonstrate that you have attained the appropriate level of English by taking a Secure English Language Test (SELT) certified by the Home Office, such as IELTS for UKVI (Academic and General Training) or IELTS Life Skills. There are several other language tests that can be used as alternative evidence of your English proficiency.
Uganda is a country in Africa. The official language is English but many people also speak Luganda. The majority of Uganda's 32 million people live in rural areas and earn a living by farming or working in government offices. The economy of this middle-income country is based on agriculture and tourism. Although there is some manufacturing activity it is not significant enough to have an impact on the international trade statistics.
Because employment opportunities are limited and the cost of living is high, many Ugandans look abroad for work. The main countries of origin for foreign workers are Kenya, Tanzania, and South Africa. In fact, more than one fifth of all employees in the British economy are from these three countries.
It is possible to get a visa for work. You will need to show that there is a shortage of occupation within the European Union (EU). Once your application has been accepted, you will need to provide proof of having found a job.
Working after graduation If you want to stay and work in the UK after finishing your program, you must apply for a visa extension. You should be aware that you will no longer be able to get the coveted Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) visa. You must apply for a start-up visa.
However, there are many other routes you can take to remain in the country. You could try for an employment permit or a working holiday maker's visa. There may also be opportunities with some of the large companies based here. They often recruit graduates who can help them with their marketing activities or research projects.
In fact, according to the Graduate Employment Survey 2014 conducted by the University of Gloucestershire, India is the third most popular country of origin for students looking for jobs after graduating. After China and India, this list includes Russia, Pakistan, South Africa and Vietnam.
The survey also found that nearly one in five graduate jobs are still not advertised on either a national or regional basis. These include roles in fields such as science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The majority of vacancies are listed within larger companies, but small businesses also have jobs available.
It is certainly possible to find work in the UK after graduating. However, you will need to consider what kind of role is available, where it is located, and whether it is something that will help you build a long-term career.