We received instructions from a multi-national client who used a well known mass volume immigration service provider to secure standard work permissions for employees. However, on this occasion the client required a specific solution in relation to a relatively junior relative of one of the board members who had been promised work experience within the organisation. They had been advised that this was impossible due to the abolition of the TWES scheme.
We reviewed the situation and secured tier 1 (post study) status for the individual's unmarried partner. This enabled the individual to secure leave to remain as a dependant and complete the period of work experience - much to the delight of the board member and relief of the HR director!