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Attracting and retaining international talent

Are the specialised skills and experience your company needs to grow in short supply? You may want to consider extending your search outside of Scotland and the UK.

Get help hiring talent

The visa and immigration process

If you're hiring from overseas, you'll need to think about things like what visa route you'll hire through, whether you need a sponsor licence, and what documents you'll need to ask for to complete your right to work check. 

Scotland's Migration Service can provide tailored support to employers based in Scotland who would like to hire international workers. 

You can book an appointment to get advice specific to your organisation's needs.

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Where to find talent

Not sure how to reach the right talent at home or overseas? TalentScotland has put together a list of alternative places to recruit, showcasing some options for recruiting in Scotland, across the UK and internationally.

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Checking international qualifications

Want to compare the qualifications of international applicants with qualifications in the UK? TalentScotland has provided some guidance on how to do this using the European Network of Information Centres (ENIC).

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Contact TalentScotland

If you'd like support from TalentScotland to attract international workers, just get in touch. They can help you find the right talent and navigate the immigration system.