Skilled Worker Visa: could they be the solution to some of the food and drink sector’s recruitment troubles?
03 November 2023
This August, the Food & Drink Federation released analysis which revealed labour shortages within the industry has cost businesses £1.4 billion over the last year. With food and drink being the UK’s largest manufacturing sector, it is essential that businesses within the sector focus on cementing strong and reliable operations through retaining a viable work force.
- Workforce and employment
The Skilled Worker visa, which covers workers with a skill level equivalent to an A level degree such as project engineers, managerial roles and sales staff, could be the solution to the F&D sectors recruitment woes, as it allows skilled workers from abroad to occupy positions which are often unfulfilled.
Stuart McWilliams, accredited specialist in immigration law and partner in Morton Fraser’s Litigation division and Alan Delaney Partner and accredited employment Law specialist discuss the benefits of the Skilled Worker visa in addressing labour shortages whilst also advising businesses on issues to be aware of such as cost, sponsorship challenges and responsibility. They will also look at employment law considerations, policies and practice and clawback concerns.
This is followed by a Q&A session hosted by David Thomson.
Hosted by David Thomson CEO FDF Scotland