Hiring non-UK animators in UK’s post-Brexit immigration system

Career stages
Experienced, Expert
ScreenSkills funded

This training session is for animation studio owners and recruiters looking to hire animation talent with non-UK nationalities in the UK’s post-Brexit immigration system. With approximately one third of animation professionals in the UK coming from overseas, visa and immigration issues are topics that frequently arise in the recruitment process.

Over the course of the 1.5 hour session, we will explore the main visa routes in the UK’s new points based immigration landscape for animation professionals, visa sponsorship by UK employers and what Brexit actually means for hiring overseas talent. We will also briefly look at employment law considerations when hiring staff to work remotely from overseas.

With opportunities to ask questions, the session will equip attendees with a greater understanding of how the UK immigration system is integral to hiring overseas animation talent.

The event is supported by the ScreenSkills Animation Skills Funds with contributions from UK animation productions.

Who it's for

The training session is aimed at HR professionals/management or anyone involved in hiring animation talent to work in their UK business.

What it covers

The course content focuses on hiring non-UK animation talent in the UK’s post-Brexit immigration system. It will explore the following key areas:

  • Brexit: Implications for hiring EU nationals, EU Settlement Scheme
  • New Points-Based Immigration System
  • Sponsoring Animation Professionals: Skilled Worker visa route, Creative Worker Visa route
  • Other Visa Routes for Animation Professionals: Global Talent visa 
    Youth Mobility visa, New Graduate visa 
  • Hiring Remotely Overseas and Key Employment Considerations 

The sessions will be led by:

Anna Blackden is an Associate and specialist immigration lawyer at Doyle Clayton Solicitors with experience in advising UK employers (including animation studios) and non UK nationals in all aspects of UK immigration law, including the new points based immigration system and the implications of Brexit on hiring staff from overseas. 

Elisabeth Kynaston is an Associate at Doyle Clayton Solicitors specialising in business immigration and employment law. She advises both organisations and individuals on a wide range of employment law issues and advises businesses on immigration matters, including work visas for non-UK nationals, right to work queries and compliance issues.

This session will take place online via Zoom. Click ‘get ticket’ to reserve your place: you must login or register before you are able to get a ticket for this event. Before the start of the session, a joining link will be sent to you via email.



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