Vialto Partners is delighted to invite you to join them for the first in a series of quarterly webinars as part of their Authorising Officer Academy.

The opening session will be held online on 5 December 2023 from 2pm to 3pm, please register your interest via the link below.

The Home Office has signalled to employers and advisers that they plan to increase their focus on sponsor compliance through audits and spot checks. They have already decided to triple civil penalties for employing illegal workers and this has created a stir amongst those responsible for compliance.

Ultimately, the Authorising Officer (AO) has a personal responsibility for the smooth running of the sponsor licence and many AOs have a wider responsibility to ensure prevention of illegal working compliance.

Following feedback from clients, Vialto Partners has formed the Authorising Officer Academy to provide a forum for AOs and global mobility and immigration colleagues to meet, receive training on UK immigration issues and discuss sponsor compliance best practice.

Meeting quarterly via an online webinar for an hour, the aim is to ensure that you are audit-ready and they will also:

  • Provide industry insight into the best practice approach to UK immigration and mobility
  • Discuss case studies and practical solutions
  • Share global immigration trends

The training is aimed at AOs, but any of your colleagues who would benefit from this training and insights are more than welcome to join.

Dates and Topics

  • 5 December 2023, 2pm - Overview of the five areas of sponsor compliance and how to prepare for an audit
  • March 2024 - Sponsor licence reporting duties for both workers and the organisation; keeping your licence up to date; Merger and Acquisitions and your sponsor licence
  • June 2024 - Prevention of Illegal Working and recruitment (focus: graduates); April changes to the Immigration Rules
  • November 2024 - Business Travellers - permitted activities that don’t require a work permit; October changes to the Immigration Rules;Upcoming UK Election impact

How to Register

If you are interested in attending, please click on this link.

If you cannot access the form please email

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