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1931. Posted by katopunk (Budding Member, 34 posts) 8 May '10 17:15

Hi all, from working holiday visa lead to employment permit sponsorship. I was wondering is anyone of you guys have been sponsored by your employer in the UK? My employer said that he is going to sponsor me. I am working in the catering industry being a Japanese cuisine cook.

As far as I know I have already gone through most of the pages in UKBA website. So I have some idea how this thing is going on. And I can tell you, it is really really strict nowadays. And also I don't know when, but I heard or read The Star about some people from the UK WHM returning to Malaysia to apply for new work permit was refused and their stuffs like personal belongings tv, notebook and etc in the UK are stranded there.

Can you please share your experience? Like what are the steps taken and etc.

1932. Posted by venus128 (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 17 Aug '10 06:55

Hi, is there anyone can tell me UK WHM visa still available for Malaysian?
Because I have heard that this program was temporary closed for Malaysian.
If it still available, I planning start to prepare all the necessary document and go for interview by next month.

1933. Posted by averynkh (Full Member, 98 posts) 18 Aug '10 21:54

hi, so any further news regarding entry visa for 2011?
i maybe going back to uk next year in Feb, just holiday

1934. Posted by vanessalin (Budding Member, 33 posts) 19 Aug '10 02:36

Hi All,

Hope everything well.

No WHM visa for Malaysian until further notice.(Not sure when).

Possible work visa - Tier 1 visa without any employment in advance.

Or Tier 2 - fill up the shortage occupation gap in UK.

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecontent/documents/workingintheuk/shortageoccupationlist.pdf

Not sure what is your purpose into UK But if it is for career movement I suggest you read the link below:

http://www.resource.offshore.hsbc.com/public/offshore/p2g_pdfs/expat/expatresults09.pdf

Hope it helps.

1935. Posted by jasonvoon (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 2 Sep '10 21:54

Does anyone here know where we can monitor updates on this?

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1937. Posted by soyaknight (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 27 Oct '10 02:16

Hi, I am new here. I just came across this site and thread in particular. A few of my friends have been asking me similar questions about "visiting" the UK or trying to get in the country to work, etc so I though I would share my experiences and comments here as well.

There are quite a few people asking about entry requirements into the UK. I am sure you all know now that the Working Holiday Maker (is this what it is called?) no longer exists as we use the Tier system now.

It is really hard to enter the country to find an EXECUTIVE job nowadays as the government has recently undergone massive restructuring especially with regards to immigration control.

As far as I am aware, you can only legally enter the country to work if you:

1) graduated from a UK university and convert your student visa to the Post Study Work permit.

2) have an offer of employment from a UK company and ACCEPTED the offer, under the Tier 2 system

--------> a 6 month visit pass does not qualify as an entry permit for an interview. The company stills needs to apply for a seperate permit for you to enter the country for the interview.

3) meet the skilled shortage list and MEET the FINANCIAL section for the points under the Tier 1 system.

This may have changed a little as I don't follow these too closely being a Permanent Resident myself but the last time I looked it was back in June so shouldn't change too much.

The main reason of writing is to help some people have a better understanding about working life and more importantly, career progression in the UK.

I have been working in the UK and Europe for 8 years, in both industry (4 years - Mechanical Engineer) and academia (4 years - university Design and Project Engineer) and I can tell you now that for those of who you want to gain exposure in the field and develop your careers, you don't have to go so far. You need only to look at your doorstep people!

Singapore is one of the best places to really get far ahead in your career in my opinion. Of course I am not saying that you should not try to experience working and livng in the UK but I sometimes laugh when I see people insisting the world revolves around the UK even when it gets harder and harder to get in year after year.

If it is the money which everyone talks about I can tell you right now, after working in the UK and Europe for so many years, the real money is found in Asia nowadays. I had a 6-figure salary back in the UK, held a PR status and I did not hesitate to return to Asia. Infact, I get paid MORE money now in Singapore than I used to make back in England. I apologise if all this sounds like blowing my own trumpet but I want to help some people discover their reasons for venturing into the UK.

THINK ABOUT IT PEOPLE, Asia is not so bad. I have never worked in Australia before but I imagine it would be similar. A lot of my colleagues have infact been headhunted by companies in India and China and please have no misconception about their standards. It is a fact that places like Singapore, Taiwan, India, China just to name a few have caught up and in several instances, exceeded the level of research, technology and business of the West.

One of the members here had a good point. He said it is sad to see so many people go there to do menial jobs in takeaways, restaurants, minor centres, etc. The world is changing people, you do not need to look far for your stepping stone. Infact, he made another good point. You can still experience the Western life if you work for a MNC and apply for a temporary post overseas.

I hope this helps some of you. You guys are worth more than what people there think of you. All the best. God bless.

1938. Posted by averynkh (Full Member, 98 posts) 27 Oct '10 03:07

Quoting soyaknight

Hi, I am new here. I just came across this site and thread in particular. A few of my friends have been asking me similar questions about "visiting" the UK or trying to get in the country to work, etc so I though I would share my experiences and comments here as well.

There are quite a few people asking about entry requirements into the UK. I am sure you all know now that the Working Holiday Maker (is this what it is called?) no longer exists as we use the Tier system now.

It is really hard to enter the country to find an EXECUTIVE job nowadays as the government has recently undergone massive restructuring especially with regards to immigration control.

As far as I am aware, you can only legally enter the country to work if you:

1) graduated from a UK university and convert your student visa to the Post Study Work permit.

2) have an offer of employment from a UK company and ACCEPTED the offer, under the Tier 2 system

--------> a 6 month visit pass does not qualify as an entry permit for an interview. The company stills needs to apply for a seperate permit for you to enter the country for the interview.

3) meet the skilled shortage list and MEET the FINANCIAL section for the points under the Tier 1 system.

This may have changed a little as I don't follow these too closely being a Permanent Resident myself but the last time I looked it was back in June so shouldn't change too much.

The main reason of writing is to help some people have a better understanding about working life and more importantly, career progression in the UK.

I have been working in the UK and Europe for 8 years, in both industry (4 years - Mechanical Engineer) and academia (4 years - university Design and Project Engineer) and I can tell you now that for those of who you want to gain exposure in the field and develop your careers, you don't have to go so far. You need only to look at your doorstep people!

Singapore is one of the best places to really get far ahead in your career in my opinion. Of course I am not saying that you should not try to experience working and livng in the UK but I sometimes laugh when I see people insisting the world revolves around the UK even when it gets harder and harder to get in year after year.

If it is the money which everyone talks about I can tell you right now, after working in the UK and Europe for so many years, the real money is found in Asia nowadays. I had a 6-figure salary back in the UK, held a PR status and I did not hesitate to return to Asia. Infact, I get paid MORE money now in Singapore than I used to make back in England. I apologise if all this sounds like blowing my own trumpet but I want to help some people discover their reasons for venturing into the UK.

THINK ABOUT IT PEOPLE, Asia is not so bad. I have never worked in Australia before but I imagine it would be similar. A lot of my colleagues have infact been headhunted by companies in India and China and please have no misconception about their standards. It is a fact that places like Singapore, Taiwan, India, China just to name a few have caught up and in several instances, exceeded the level of research, technology and business of the West.

One of the members here had a good point. He said it is sad to see so many people go there to do menial jobs in takeaways, restaurants, minor centres, etc. The world is changing people, you do not need to look far for your stepping stone. Infact, he made another good point. You can still experience the Western life if you work for a MNC and apply for a temporary post overseas.

I hope this helps some of you. You guys are worth more than what people there think of you. All the best. God bless.

hi, thanks for your sharing

i back from London couple months ago as WHM, i am still missing London every single day and i really wish to go back one day but not as a waiting staff or bla bla bal but a better job... like what i am, for instance designer

i really like there, i dont like this small Singapore, boring buildings and environment, non natural scene, bad telecommunication like broadband and mobile line, i dont get what i paid, and i particularly like the old trains or tube in Europe or London... and the most importantly, i hate Singlish, its awful and disgusting... despite i couldnt speak good english but i dont want to learn bad english either.... i just like big place, for breathing... or relaxing...

come to this, why i am here in singapore?
coz MONEY as you said... i need to survive... i am Malayisan by the way...
i dont have big ambitious though, i just need an amount for surviving...
i back coz i couldnt get any better job...

i am trying to get rid of here, i hope it could be in few years time...

[ Edit: Edited on 27-Oct-2010, at 03:14 by averynkh ]

1939. Posted by Travelstone (Budding Member, 4 posts) 25 Jul '12 20:45

is anybody still here?!

Hellloooooo~ is anybody here~~

I am so jealous!

[ Edit: Edited on 25-Jul-2012, at 20:46 by Travelstone ]

1940. Posted by fcbergkamp (Budding Member, 12 posts) 25 Jul '12 22:47

no more WHM visa for malaysian at the moment. the countries r still provide WHM visa for malaysian r AUS n NZ.