Due to the unexpectedly high volume of visa inquiries from abroad, we are now only sponsoring visa candidates within the UK in need of changing their current visas. Should this situation change in the near future, all the candidates registered in the A1 HR platform will receive an update by email. Thank you for your understanding.
The Visa Programme with A1 Care in the UK
A1 Care has the opportunity to sponsor candidates in need of a visa through our Visa onboarding program in the UK. We are a Direct Sponsor, which means that no third parties are involved, and there are no hidden fees for the candidates. To be able to apply for a visa sponsorship with us you must meet our requirements. We receive a high number of applicants every day, so to be considered for a sponsorship you must meet all the requirements, without any exceptions.
Being a visa health care worker is hard, but that makes it only more rewarding. For the latest information about visa requirements please go to the UK government’s webpage as the information may change and they are the official source: https://www.gov.uk/health-care-worker-visa
A Health Care Visa allows you to come to or stay in the UK to do an eligible job with an approved employer, which we are. This visa has replaced the Tier 2 (General) work visa. A1 Care is a sponsor for both candidates from within (undefined visa) and outside (defined visa) of the UK.
The Visa requirements
When looking for a visa sponsorship with us you must meet the requirements to be on the Health Care worker visa from the Uk Government, and you must also meet our requirements. The requirements from A1 Care:
- Have at least 2 years of health care job experience.
- Have a clean police record and proof of this.
- Provide a CV showing all employee history and education.
- Be fully Covid vaccinated.
- Hold a driving license for at least 1 year and be willing to apply for a UK driving license within the first year of living in the UK.
- Be kind, caring, flexible, time-keeping, good at communication, and comfortable working with the elderly.
- Minimum level 2 health care qualification.
- Hold proof of education and health care training.
- You must be able to speak, read, write and understand English. You’ll need to prove your knowledge of English when you apply.
The Defined Visa Programme
A1 Care is currently recruiting for overseas experienced Health Care Workers, Senior Care Assistants, and Registered Nurses. They must meet the requirements to be on a health care visa, given by the UK government, to be considered for visa sponsorship.
The Un-Defined Visa Programme
This is an application from within the UK, seeking permission to change your visa. You might be able to apply to change (‘switch’) to a health care visa if you’re already in the UK on a different type of visa. To be able to change your visa to a Health Care Visa, you must meet all the requirements to be on a health care visa, provided by the UK government. You must not travel outside of the UK, Ireland, the Channel Islands, or the Isle of Man after you have applied to the Home Office until you get a decision. Your application will be withdrawn if you do.
A1 Care health care visa sponsorship has no hidden fees. The health care role is on the shortage occupation list, and each person applying will need to meet the requirements and pay to the UK Government when applying for a visa. But do not worry, A1 Care will help you.
The visa application fee. The standard fee depends on whether you’ll be in the UK for 3 years or more than 3 years. The application fee is listed here on the UK government webpage, being £ 232 per person if you stay up to 3 years, and £ 464 per person if you are staying for more than 3 years on a visa. The fee is the same whether you apply from inside or outside the UK. You can read about the fee here: https://www.gov.uk/health-care-worker-visa/how-much-it-costs
A1 Care is paying all other visa charges such as the visa employment fee, flight tickets, and airport picks up, saving you money and helping you achieve your dream of working in health care in the UK. Please always double-check the requirements on the gov.uk webpage seeing they oversee the visa application legislations. A1 Care as a visa sponsor will of course support you along the way.
How to apply for visa sponsorship with A1 Care
If you're looking for sponsorship and you meet all the requirements, create an account with A1 Care, and apply for a job role on our platform. We only accept our applications through this platform. If your CV does not show sufficient experience, unfortunately, your application will be unsuccessful.
On our health care visa sponsorship we can only accept you in the role of Nurse, Senior Care Worker, or Health Care Worker. Your application will be declined if you are in need of a visa and apply for any other job role than nurse, senior care worker, or health care worker.
How is it like to work on a visa sponsorship with A1 care?
A1 care is a domiciliary care company. Domiciliary care is the name given to the range of services put in place to support an individual in their own home. You will provide care to those that require additional support with day-to-day household tasks, personal care, or any other activity that allows them to maintain their quality of life and independent living.
The visa sponsorship is of high expense for A1 Care, and therefore a person who gets visa sponsorship must commit to the company and agree to work a set amount of hours every week. The amount of hours is higher for the nurse and senior care worker than the health care worker role, due to different visa expenses. As a nurse and senior care worker, you will be actively doing care 48hours a week, and a health care worker will be working about 42hours a week. The time allocated on a care visit is the time registered as working hours. Every week you will have two days of rest.
To make sure you have an understanding of what you are signing up for when you apply for a visa, we will illustrate a working day in this company.
07.00 – 11.00: breakfast calls
11.00 – 14.00: lunch calls
15.00 – 18.00: tea time
19.00 – 22.30: evening/bed-time calls
Each client will have their own needs and preferences and your support will be tailored to fit them individually. Some clients may need four visits a day, especially if they have severe mobility problems and need support. For clients who need multiple visits each day, this is to make sure that they are eating and drinking sufficiently and taking their medication. Some of our clients may have limited mobility and will need the support of two carers, called a “double-up”. Then you will be doing care with a colleague, helping to move and help the client.
We hope this gives you a clear understanding of what the job entails. This is a hard job, but also important and very rewarding.
We are looking forward to meeting you, and we appreciate the time you invest in your application with A1 Care. Thank you.