“Overseas talent has always been well-primed to help fill skills gaps in high-growth sectors like digital and technology”
Earlier this month, the UK government released further details on its new points-based immigration system, part of which hopes to provide international students the opportunity to live and work in the UK for a further two to three years after they graduate, writes Justin Cooke, chief content and partnerships officer at FutureLearn.
Similarly, in Australia, the government has announced it will recommence granting student visas among other measures to help support international student’s career pathways in the country.
Unlocking the potential in highly skilled international student talent has become a greater priority for both industry and government over the years, more urgently so since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
Throughout the pandemic, larger businesses especially have continued relying on the international graduate market according to recent insights, demonstrating the huge value of this talent pool.