Recruiting International Staff

Following the introduction of the Home Office Points Based Immigration System in November 2008, there have been many changes in the recruitment procedures for non EU/EEA applicants. These pages will outline the basic immigration routes that a person can come to the UK through and the obligations the University must fulfil in order to appoint a non EU/EEA candidate.

These pages are meant to provide general guidance only. For more detailed or specific guidance please contact your HR Business Partner.

We have also developed some ‌briefing notes for recruitment panels to enable them to support interviewees that may have questions regarding the EU referendum.

We are also pleased to advise our staff from EU and EEA countries that when the application process for settled status opens next year (the UK Government has said it expects to the new system to be open from September 2018), the University will meet the cost of applications for settled status. We hope that this will reassure our EU/EEA colleagues that they can continue to develop their careers at the University of Exeter with confidence. Further information about the application process and the support the University will provide will be made available in 2018 once this is announced by the UK Government.