Talentadong Pinoy ka ba? Try your luck as UK opens its doors to migrant workers who are exceptionally talented.
- The Royal Society, a fellowship of the world’s most eminent scientists, will be able to nominate up to 300 places.
- Arts Council England, the national development agency for the arts, will also be able to nominate up to 300 places.
- The Royal Academy of Engineering, Britain’s national academy for engineering, will have up to 200 places to nominate.
- The British Academy, the national academy for the humanities and social sciences will be able to nominate up to 200 places.
Migrants seeking entry to the UK under Tier 1 (Exceptional talent) will not need to be sponsored by an employer, but will need to be recommended by one of the competent bodies. Alan Davey, Chief Executive of Arts Council England, said ‘We welcome the launch of this special visa scheme, which will enable the very best artists of international standing to live and work in the UK. ‘The international exchange of artists enriches their art, and I’m sure audiences will welcome the opportunity to experience the finest artistic talent from across the world.’