If you are employed
Immigration rules do not prohibit skilled workers from leaving employment with their sponsor. If a worker chooses to leave their employment, they can extend their leave to remain in the UK with another sponsor as long as they follow the correct process for switching employers under the immigration rules.
Once a worker leaves their employment, they are advised to seek work with a new employer promptly. The Home Office will notify the worker in writing that their existing permission to reside in the UK will be cut short to 60 days. This means that on receipt of that notification, the worker must find a new sponsor, or leave the UK.
If you have a poor experience with your recruitment agency, please contact us. There are guidelines and principles that all recruitment agencies must follow if they are recruiting from overseas. This is known as the Code of Practice for the international recruitment of health and social care personnel.
The Code sets out key principles to ensure that agencies and employers follow good and ethical recruitment practices. If a recruitment agency is found by NHS Employers to have breached the Code, this can result in removal from the list of approved agencies. This means that employers will not be able to use that agency for international recruitment.