It is not a news that applicants for Technology Route in Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa is in majority. This is caused by the nature of Digital Technologies. However, Business Route is also quite popular. I have already wrote about some key questions but I got new requests so decided to make a new post about this route of Tech Nation Visa.
The latest request about this topic is the following:
“Hi, Andrii. I have a quick question: since I am on the Sales team at my current company, I am exploring an opportunity on the marketing team. Would this be acceptable for the Tech Nation visa alongside other experiences? I am at a product-led digital company. The Tech Nation website says the following regarding similar applicants who are accepted: “Performance marketing experts, performed in house for digital businesses. Business skills apply to in-house work within product-led digital technology companies, not tech-enabled or service companies such as agencies, outsourcers, marketing firms etc. ”
I think the answer is quite straightforward and it is “Yes”. This positive answer means that Tech Nation is interested in multi-experienced people to increase the diversity of tech ecosystem of the United Kingdom.
Moreover, since both directions – Sales and Marketing – are covered by Business Route, this seems well-reasoned and logical. But any applicant for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa has to understand – great title of your job position is just the first part of the story. You must demonstrate also how this experience will help you in winning stars, when you will come to the UK.
I mean you must write a good Personal Statement, where include a little bit of explanation about your switching between Sales-Marketing-etc. and what benefits have you obtained. Why did you done this and how this experience will be beneficial for the UK?
By the way, in such switch you need to add some Supporting Documents that prove your star-level in new Marketing field too. You must support your new interests with some proof. Even if it will be a freshly-finished Coursera or Udacity course. At least it will demonstrate your serious intent to work with this new area in depth but not just about title for your visa application.