Checks by Legit.ng revealed that the latest list, now includes 99,856 approved companies, marking an increase of 31,226 companies compared to the 68,630 approved as of January 2023.
The companies in the list cut across technology, commerce, education, media and advertisement, and engineering sectors, among several others. The skilled worker route includes charity workers, skilled workers, creative workers, global business mobility, senior or specialist workers, and international sportspersons.
The UK government, in a note on its website, stated: "This document lists worker and temporary worker sponsors. It includes information about the category of workers they’re licensed to sponsor and their sponsorship rating.
"The skilled worker route includes charity workers, skilled workers, creative workers, global business mobility: senior or specialist workers, and international sportspersons. Interested persons are advised to visit the company's website and search for available vacancies.
Dipo Awojide, the founder of BTDT Hub based in the UK, shared insights on securing foreign jobs: "If you are looking for a job, a new job or a job with sponsorship, you need to start by carrying out a self-analysis and reflect on the following questions: What are your career goals? What are your short-term and long-term objectives? What are your key strengths and weaknesses? Then, carry out an external analysis: What are the opportunities out there? What industry or industries do you fit into, or can your skills-set be tailored to? What companies are currently recruiting? What companies recruit international students?"
He further provided a list of websites on how to search for a job on GOV.UK, Total Jobs, Indeed, CV Library, Hays UK, Randstad, Reed, Monster, LinkedIn, JobServe, Townhall, and local recruitment agencies, and stay updated with High Impact Careers for valuable insights.