The Training and Work
Experience Scheme (TWES) enables UK employers to provide
Training for a Professional or Specialist Qualification,
or Work Experience to a person from abroad that needs
permission to work in the United Kingdom. TWES permits
are a specific type of work permit.
TWES visas are normally
only issued for up to 2 years, and at the end of this
period the candidate must stay outside the UK for at
least 1 year. TWES visas are issued on the understanding
that the candidate wishes to take their skills back
to their home country, and does not intend to settle
in the UK. Many candidates in the UK on TWES visas decide
at some stage that they would rather be on a work permit.
TWES permits are
not issued for Training and Work Experience below NVQ
Switching to a Work
Switching from a TWES
visa (Training) to a work permit is not normally permitted,
unless training has been undertaken which has led to
a professional qualification (e.g. ACCA, RIBA). In very
exceptional circumstances, Work Permits (UK) may allow
a switch between the two based on invaluable specialist
knowledge or inside company knowledge. Such an application
would of course require the employer to test the resident
workforce. However it is an individual who is on a work
experience part of the TWES that cannot switch to a
Business & Commercial work permit.
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