Tier 2 sponsorship is an opportunity for practices that are having difficulty recruiting to vacant GP posts, to employ international doctors who will generally have completed their training in the UK. It doesn’t guarantee that you will fill your vacancy, but it opens a new pool of doctors who are then able to apply for your vacancies.
What is Tier 2?
- Tier 2 is an immigration route for non-European Economic Area (EEA) doctors who wish to work in the UK. These doctors must be sponsored by an organisation or company that holds a Tier 2 licence. A licence is a permission given to an organisation to sponsor workers in its business. The organisation is known as a sponsor.
- Trainees are sponsored by HEE, but that sponsorship ends when they complete training and so must find employment with a new sponsoring organisation or must return to their home country.