UK offers work permits for Kenyans without Degrees

Kenyans at work (Photo/Courtesy)

The United Kingdom has offered work permits to non-graduates in Kenya.

Highly skilled Kenyans without degree-level qualifications will from next year be allowed to apply for work permits in Britain under post-Brexit immigration rules.

This will enable Kenyans to compete with job seekers from the European Union and other regions across the world.

The new immigration system will be implemented in January 2021. This move will enable UK businesses to have access to a wider pool of skilled workers.

This means Kenyan professionals in fields such as IT, accountancy, plumbing and electrical works to compete with other migrants in UK for jobs.

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Kenyans at work/Kenyan labour force (Photo/Courtesy)

The new immigration system has reduced the requirements for job applicants to minimum skill level of A-level or equivalent from degree-level under the 27-member EU bloc system.

“An applicant’s job must be at the minimum skill level of A-level or equivalent, rather than degree level under the current system,” said the British home office.

There will be many job vacancies in Britain because the new post-Brexit immigration system ended free movement of labour between it and the EU earlier this year.

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