employers have a legal obligation to check the eligibility to work of
all individuals they employ. You will need to show proof of your right
to work in the UK before you can be employed.
Who is eligible to work in the UK?
You automatically have the right to work in the UK if you are:
a British or Irish citizen
an European Economic Area (EEA) citizen who worked in the UK before 31st Dec 2020
a Swiss national who worked in the UK before 31st Dec 2020
EEA countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the UK.
What if I don't have the right to work in the UK?
one of the criteria above does not apply, or you’re not from one of the
countries listed, you may still be able to work in the UK. However, you
will need to obtain a visa before finding employment in the UK.
Applying for a Visa
We strongly recommend that you consult the Apply for a UK visa section of the Home Office website to determine your suitability for a UK visa.
For all Visa applications you will need sponsorship from the employer before you can apply to work in the UK.
The Graphics Union is not an employer and will not be able to sponsor visa applications.
The British Film Commission has further advice on visas and sponsorship.
Working as a Trainee / Assistant
you are applying for a more junior position (trainee, assistant) it is
also unlikely that the production will sponsor your application as there
is a significant time and monetary expense to all visa applications for
both you and the employer.
Please consider this before applying for positions. We do not recommend applying for positions until you have confirmed your right to work.