27 November 2023

We are all familiar with the current shortage of talent in the UK and in a competitive recruitment market, recruiting talent from abroad is on many resourcing teams’ agendas.

The UK immigration system is complex and has seen a lot of change over the last few years, and with the Home Office having recently announced a threefold increase in illegal working penalties, now is a good time to get to grips with the basics or just to refresh your knowledge.

During our webinar, we discuss:

Key immigration routes

  • an overview of the UK immigration system, with a focus on the key immigration routes for employers, including sponsoring skilled workers


  • the minimum requirements for recruiting skilled workers from overseas
  • an overview of your obligations as a sponsoring employer

Prevention of illegal working

  • how to get your right to work checks right and (and the penalties if you get them wrong)


This webinar is designed for in-house lawyers, human resources, recruitment and resourcing professionals, and others with responsibility for recruitment, onboarding and HR compliance within their organisation. 

Please note: this webinar was first broadcast on 21 November 2023. To watch the webinar on demand, please use the button below.

If you would like an accessible version of this webinar, please email our Events team on Events@burges-salmon.com.

You may also be interested in the following additional resources which we reference in the webinar, and which provide more detail on some of the topics covered.

If you have any questions relating to what we discussed or have other employment or business immigration law issues where we may be able to help, please get in touch with Megan SummersKatie HayesHannah Malone, or Kate Redshaw.

Key contact

Megan Summers

Megan Summers Senior Associate

  • Employment
  • Business Immigration Services