UK Opens Borders For Kenyans Without Degrees To Work There

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. [PHOTO/ COURTESY]

Kenyans without degrees will be allowed from next year to apply and get work permits for United Kingdom (UK) under post-Brexit immigration rules.

Uk has predicted a lot of vacancies following the the new post-Brexit immigration system ended free movement of labour between it and the EU following the departure from the bloc earlier this year.

Job applicants must have a 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.

Britain has lowered the minimum general salary threshold for skilled migrants by 26.67 percent to £22,000 (Sh2.97 million) per year, or £1,833 (Sh247, 628) a month, from £30,000 (Sh4 million) per year currently.

“Under the new system, those wishing to live and work in the UK must gain 70 points – and points are awarded for criteria such as having a job offer, holding a PhD relevant to the job, speaking English and earning more than £22,000 per year,” says an advisory by Britain’s Home Office.

“There are also additional points for those with job offers in ‘shortage occupations’.”

International students completing undergraduate or master’s degrees will be able to stay in Britain for two years and those completing a PhD three years.

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