Available only to schools where Birmingham City Council is the legal employer, we are able to sponsor workers you wish to employ from outside the UK and Ireland via our grade A, skilled worker sponsorship license. 

HR Services for Schools is a Home Office licensed sponsor and can support you to recruit workers from anywhere in the world.

Under the skilled worker route, anyone coming to the UK to work will need to demonstrate that:

  • they have a job offer from a Home Office licensed sponsor
  • the job offer is at the required skill level – RQF 3 or above (A Level and equivalent)
  • they speak English to the required standard

In addition to this, the job offer must meet the applicable minimum salary threshold. This is the higher of either:

  • the general salary threshold set by Her Majesty's Government on advice of the independent Migration Advisory Committee at £26,200
  • the specific salary requirement for their occupation, known as the 'going rate'

Applicants will be able to ‘trade’ characteristics, such as their qualifications, against a lower salary to get the required number of points. If the job offer is less than the minimum salary requirement, but no less than £20,480, an applicant may still be eligible if they have:

  • a job offer in a specific shortage occupation
  • a PhD relevant to the job
  • a PhD in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) subject relevant to the job

There are different salary rules for workers in certain health or education jobs, and for new entrants at the start of their careers.


£499 per sponsored worker plus additional charges to be determined by the Home Office - sponsorship costs to be met by the school.

Contact us to find out more.