Outdated visa policies threaten the UK’s position in the global tech talent arena.
Oct 27, 2023
Asma Bashir, our co-founder at Centuro Global, has shed some light on a critical topic that’s close to our hearts in her latest op-ed featured in HR Magazine.
- The UK tech job market has seen a growth of 40% in 2022 alone, with predictions showing it accounting for 7% of British jobs in 2023.
- Despite these promising numbers, the UK’s outdated visa system may risk our nation lagging in the global tech talent race.
- Other European countries, such as Spain and France, have been rapidly evolving their visa processes. Yet, the UK remains somewhat static, creating a talent attraction gap.
- The Scale-up Visa, despite its promise, is marred by slow processes and backlogs.
Why This Matters:
Tech talent is the lifeblood of innovation, and the UK needs to evolve to meet global demands. To maintain our stronghold as a European tech powerhouse, we must streamline our visa system, recognizing foreign talent’s crucial role in our tech ecosystem.
Asma puts it best: “If the UK government can ease the burden of the international hiring processes, our startups can lead the way in providing fast-track routes to creating international workforces filled with diverse and experienced talent.”
It’s Friday, but we’re already gearing up for the challenges ahead! If you’re as passionate about this topic as we are, read Asma’s article and let’s create meaningful change together.
Read the full article here.