People Management features Samar Shams on the new High Potential Individual visa route

Samar Shams
6 September 2021

Spencer West’s Immigration and Global Mobility Partner Samar Shams is featured in People Management, the official online magazine of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development 

In her article, Samar discusses the Government’s new High Potential Individual visa, and outlines why she feels it is a missed opportunity to promote diversity.

The new visa route is part of a new programme that seeks to boost private sector investment across the UK. It would facilitate graduates of ‘top global universities’ moving to the UK without a job offer.

However, Samar argues that by using qualifications as the sole determinant of potential, the government ignores the value placed on relevant work experience.

Read the article