LTFT for trainees with a Tier 2 visa/Skilled Worker Sponsorship

Modified on Fri, 31 May 2024 at 12:58 PM

Minimum Salary Requirements 


Please refer to the relevant information attached and the LTFT Visa calculator below depending on whether you are currently on a Tier 2 or Skilled Worker sponsorship. 


Skilled Worker Sponsorship – Minimum Salary Requirements


The advice on the minimum number of hours and salary that trainees can work while maintaining their Skilled Worker/Tier 2 Sponsorship has been updated. It has been confirmed that trainees on a Skilled Worker and Tier 2 Visas can reduce their hours below the previously advertised thresholds.

 

All sponsored trainees, regardless of whether they hold a Tier 2 visa or Skilled Worker visa, will need to meet the minimum salary requirements of £20,960 per annum (if your CoS was issued before 4 April 2024) or £23,200 per annum (if your CoS was issued or extended after 4 April 2024) when calculated as a percentage of the going rate. To do this the ‘going rate’ is based on the basic salary as outlined in the NHS Medical and Dental (M&D) pay scales


A helpful guide, based on current pay scales, the minimum hours are set out in the table below:

 

 

Going rate/Basic salary (M&D pay scale) 

Minimum hours to meet salary requirement of £20,480 per annum

Salary per annum before 4 April 2024

FY1 

£32,398

65% or 26 hours

£21,058

FY2 

£37,303

57% or 22.8 hours

£21,262

CT/ST 1/2 

£43,923

48% or 19.2 hours

£21,083

CT3 and ST 3/4/5 

£55,329

38% or 15.2 hours

£21,025

ST 6/7/8

£63,152

34% or 13.6 hours

£21,471

 

 

Going rate/Basic salary (M&D pay scale) 

Minimum hours to meet salary requirement of £20,480 per annum

Salary per annum after 4 April 2024

FY1 

£32,398

72% or 28.8 hours

£23,326

FY2 

£37,303

63% or 25.2 hours

£23,500

CT/ST 1/2 

£43,923

53% or 21.2 hours

£23,279

CT3 and ST 3/4/5 

£55,329

42% or 16.8 hours

£23,238

ST 6/7/8

£63,152

37% or 14.8 hours

£23,366


Getting Approval

We have informed trainees that while they may be able to reduce their hours to meet sponsorship requirements, LTFT hours will need to be approved by their local HEE Office and/or Trust. There are a minimum number of hours required for training approval (50%).


Reporting Form

You will also need to complete the Reporting Form after your LTFT is approved and before it commences.


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