In order to apply for a Tier 5 GAE visa, the individual must apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS). Mountbatten will be able to offer sponsorship if the role, the candidate, and the employer meet the following criteria.


  • At least 18 years old
  • Non-UK citizen
  • Must have a degree. Qualifications and educational institutions must be recognised by UK NARIC.
  • Have an identified host organization offering training in a full time skilled position (NVQ Level 3 or above)
  • Proficient in English
  • Looking for an office based training placement up to 12 months

Host Organization

  • Must be a UK registered company
  • Must have the financial and personnel resources to support and supervise the candidate throughout the period of their training palcement.
  • Must be able to offer a full time training-based and supernumerary (outside of the organisation’s regular staffing requirements) role that is not affecting the UK Resident Labour Market.