UK Employers The way you hire from the EU
You need to be a licensed sponsor to hire eligible employees from outside the UK. Becoming a sponsor normally takes 8 weeks and fees apply.
The new points-based immigration system has also introduced new job, salary and language requirements that apply when hiring from the EU.
This does not apply when hiring Irish citizens or those eligible for status under the EU settlement scheme.
Find out more at GOV.UK/HiringFromTheEU