Changes to the Global Talent category
The Global Talent category is for talented and promising individuals in the fields of science, digital technology and arts and culture wishing to work in the UK.
The evidential requirements for arts and culture applications are being amended to require applicants to provide letters of support from organisations or individuals who have directly worked with the applicant and can therefore comment on their skills through personal experience rather than via reputation.
This is intended to ensure that the authors have first-hand knowledge of the applicants work and prevent the submission of more generic letters which do not adequately support a claim of exceptional talent or promise.
The evidential requirements for digital technology applications are being amended to require applicants to provide letters of support from individuals who have detailed knowledge of applicant’s work over a period of at least 12 months. This is intended to ensure authors are able to comprehensively consider the applicants work in a way which will support a claim of exceptional talent or promise.
Minor update to the Global Talent requirements:
• To allow time spent as a Representative of an Overseas Business to be included as part of the 3 or 5 year continuous period for settlement.
Minor updates to the Global Talent Prestigious Prize list:
• Following advice from Arts Council England and the British Fashion Council, the list of prizes in Appendix Global Talent: Prestigious Prizes has been amended to include an additional British Fashion Council Award.
• Additionally, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award which was erroneously included in the Film and Television table has moved to the Arts and Culture table.
Posted on Oct 19, 2022.