Great Britain has throughout history had a very busy stream of migrants, some invited here, some not invited but accepted. Britain is famously built on the work of migrants, during the 1800′s the famous Irish famine saw Irish men and their families migrate here and build our roads and railways, the end of world war 2 saw an influx of west Indians, Africans and Jamaicans invited here to fill the many jobs we had no men to do. Great Britain is proud of their tradition of offering safety to people who are escaping hardship, religious persecution or have the want of a better life for them and their families. In 1994 there was a huge rise in mass migration, mainly due to political and economic reasons, and this has been consistent for the past decade and more. Britain now has a high level of unemployment and so it currently aiming to bring migration down by considering adopting a system similar to that of Australia’s where only the exceptional migrants workers, who will be of benefit to Britain, will be accepted in.
Migrating into Britain today is under going changes but as it is there are currently schemes available where you can find a qualified person to advise you on UK immigration law and your immigration status. They can also give you legal advice about your application for a visa (if you need one), and about extending your stay if you are already in the UK. To submit an application to work in the UK you will need to fall into one of the following categories:
Investors, entrepreneurs and exceptionally talented people can apply to enter or stay in the UK without needing a job offer – but you will need to pass a points-based assessment.
If you have been offered a skilled job in the UK and your prospective employer is willing to sponsor you, you can apply to come or remain here to do that job.
If an employer in the UK is willing to sponsor you, or if you are a national of a country that participates in the youth mobility scheme, you may be eligible to come and work in the UK for a short period.
You can also apply to work in the UK as a domestic worker; as the sole representative of an overseas firm; or as a representative of an overseas newspaper, news agency or broadcasting organization.
For workers and businesspersons from Turkey:
Turkish citizens can benefit from a European agreement with Turkey if they want to establish themselves in business in the UK, or if they are already working here legally.
For Commonwealth citizens with UK ancestry:
If you are a Commonwealth citizen and at least one of your grandparents was born in the UK, you can apply to come here to work.