Employing International Talent Masterclass: An Immigration Law Perspective

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11 Broad Street West


S1 2BQ

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This Enhancement Project Masterclass will provide attendees with an overview of how businesses can employ international workers from an immigration law point of view.

Session Content

The Masterclass will look at:

  • Immigration options for employing international workers

  • Sponsor licences - benefits, costs and risks

  • Employing international students, EEA nationals and holders of other visas

  • Right to work checks

What are the benefits to my business?

Businesses attending the Masterclass will be able to benefit from employing international talent by understanding the legal requirements for employing non-UK workers. Avoid severe penalties by understanding how to comply with checks all employers are required to undertake in relation to immigration status.

Who is the masterclass for?

This Masterclass is for all growing SMEs within the Sheffield City Region, as long as the below eligibility criteria is met.

It is particularly relevant for businesses who are considering recruiting non-UK national workers, particularly for highly skilled roles. Specific roles could include HR managers or other staff involved in recruitment and Right to Work check compliance.

Who is leading it?

The session will be led by Katherine Smith – the founder of Redwing Immigration, a specialist immigration advice consultancy providing advice and services to individuals and businesses. Katherine has experience as an immigration solicitor and also as an immigration officer - assessing business migration schemes to Canada.


Only one registration per business via Eventbrite will be confirmed. If additional people from your business would like to attend, they can be added to a waiting list by emailing with the business name, name of additional attendee and contact telephone number. If this Masterclass isn’t fully subscribed upon the closure of registrations, we will contact you to offer the additional place. The waiting list will be prioritised on a first come first served basis. Businesses that register more than one attendee via Eventbrite will be contacted and asked to nominate one person to attend.

This masterclass is open to small and medium-sized enterprises based in the Sheffield City Region. If you are unsure whether you fall into this region you can use the postcode checker here: A part of your busiuness must be based in one of the following districts:

Barnsley, Bassetlaw, Bolsover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire Dales, Doncaster, North East Derbyshire. Rotherham or Sheffield.

To find out if your business meets the definition for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME), please visit:

Please note that if your firm that is part of a larger Group you may need to include staff headcount, turnover, balance sheet data for the Group too, to ascertain whether it is eligible.

We are pleased to be able to provide this masterclass free of charge due to funding from the European Regional Development Fund. There are a number of eligibility criteria for attendees which we will check using the online registration questions and in a phone call to every attendee prior to the event.


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?


Q/ What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

A/ 11 Broad Street West is located just off Park Square roundabout, Sheffield. It is a short walk from the train station, Fitzalan Square tram stop and Sheffield bus interchange.

Ample car parking is available in the Q Park adjacent to the building, near the Travelodge.

Q/ How accessible is the venue?

A/ The Masterclass will take place on the first floor. The building has lift access to all floors.

Q/ I would like to bring a colleague, is this ok?

A/ No, only one attendee per company is permitted.

Q/ Will refreshments be provided?

A/ Tea, coffee and water will be provided.

This event will be delivered by the ‘Sheffield City Region Growth Hub Enhancement Project’ that is part-funded by the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The project, for high-growth businesses in the Sheffield City Region, aims to increase their competitiveness and so help them grow and prosper.

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