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In light of Brexit

There are signs that Brexit (the United Kingdom leaving the European Union – EU) has had a considerable effect on the UK’s labour market. There were 61,000 fewer EU nationals working in the UK in the third quarter of 2018 than a year before, while the number of non-EU nationals (like Indians) increased by 130,000. As this skill gap continues to bite, there is a pressing need for professionals, especially in teaching, health, engineering and social work sectors from India.

Jobs vacancies in the UK are currently at the highest level since comparable records began in 2001. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) 816,000 vacancies have been recorded in the first quarter of 2019. The Bank of England’s network of regional agents said that recruitment difficulties was the primary concern raised by businesses.

At this juncture, Globally Oriented Research, Education and Development (GORED) Services Private Limited will play a pivotal role in connecting job seekers (applicants) from India with job providers in the UK (employers). We understand the market, we will be able to guide you about the required skill set, compliances, facilitating interviews including advising employers on sponsorship so that you could obtain the required Visa.

India in the UK

Indians comprise about 1.4 million of the population in the United Kingdom (UK) making them the single largest ethnic minority population in the country. This equates to 2.3 % of the total UK population. The British Indian community is the sixth largest in the Indian diaspora behind the Indian communities in the United States of America (USA), Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Nepal.

Official figures show that Indian employees have the highest average hourly pay rate among all ethnic groups in Britain. A study in 2011 found that British Indians have the lowest poverty rate among ethnic groups in Britain. Studies and official figures have demonstrated that Indians are more likely to be employed in professional and managerial occupations than all other ethnic groups including White British. According to 2017 Annual Population Survey, 31% of Indians are occupying professional jobs which demonstrate the significant contribution made by Indians to the British economy and its growth over the past decades.

Since the UK joined the EU, a few norms were placed on the Indian workforce which restricted their entry into the UK. This has however changed in the midst of Brexit and India is being looked at as its power house. For Indian professionals this creates ample opportunities taking advantage of the ‘demographic dividend’ and GORED is here to facilitate the same and help you fulfil your wish to work in the UK.