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Seasonal Poultry Worker Scheme

Apply for the Seasonal Worker Visa Route

RE Recruitment are proud to be one of the UK's 'Poultry Seasonal Worker Visa' labour providers

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Contact our specialist team on: SeasonalApplications@rerecruitment.com

What is the seasonal worker visa scheme for poultry? Providing poultry labour when it’s needed the most

Following a competitive tender process, RE Recruitment has been chosen as one of two suppliers for the UK’s seasonal worker visa scheme for the poultry sector. This means that RE Recruitment can sponsor workers for them to apply for a seasonal visa. The government confirmed the scheme on 13 June 2022 in the Government food strategy.

The visa route will run from 2022 to 2024 and currently allows up to 2,000 visas for temporary migrant workers to work in the UK poultry sector. The quota for the Seasonal Worker visa route can change each year. As the number of visas granted across the scheme is confirmed at 2,000 for 2022, RE will receive half of the allocated certificates of sponsorship.

Certificates of Sponsorship (and subsequent Visas) will begin to be issued in early October, and applicants will be placed throughout October, November and December. As a condition of the scheme, workers will be permitted to stay in the UK until 31 December 2022.

Seasonal Poultry Worker Scheme Worker testimonials: Richard East
We're delighted to be partnering businesses and skilled seasonal workers through this great scheme.
"The RE Recruitment team are delighted to have been chosen following by the Government as one of the UK's seasonal worker visa route operators, specifically for the poultry sector. We have a dedicated team ready to help businesses find the staff they need over the busy festive period."
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Frequently Asked Questions

Explaining the seasonal worker visa scheme

  • Where can I find more information on the scheme?
    You can simply email seasonalworkervisa@RERecruitment.com for more information.
  • How were RE chosen?
    RE Recruitment was chosen following the DEFRA RFI and Home Office endorsement process outlined below. Following completion and submission of the RFI, Defra assessed whether RE Recruitment was able to meet the minimum standards, including whether they can: • deliver the visa route • meet the immigration control criteria the Home Office requires • provide an effective service to the sector • A panel of Defra officials then scored the RFI responses. Defra endorsed operators whose RFI responses scored the highest. Defra then applied weighting to give a weighted score for each question. • Defra recommended the highest scoring applications to the Home Office for approval RE Recruitment scored highly on the RFI and was subsequently approved by the Home Office to become a seasonal worker visa operator.
  • What countries will RE Recruitment be recruiting in for the scheme?
    RE Recruitment will predominantly recruit through its recruitment teams based in Romania.
  • What locations in the UK will RE Recruitment cover with the scheme?
    RE Recruitment can operate the scheme in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
  • How should I register my interest in obtaining workers through the scheme?
    Simply contact RE Recruitment at seasonalworkervisa@RERecruitment.com for more information or click through to the online form on this website.
  • How should I register my interest in obtaining a visa to work through the scheme?
    Simply contact RE Recruitment at seasonalworkervisa@RERecruitment.com for more information or click through to the online form on this website.
  • Will you ensure that workers return home after completion of the Visa scheme?
    Yes, RE Recruitment will manage this through specific processes and monitoring such as travel, departure checks, and stringent recruitment processes.
  • How will you prevent the risk of modern slavery?
    RE Recruitment is open about its zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and human trafficking. All workers are encouraged to report any signs of hidden labour exploitation and share their concerns from their pre-screening stage, throughout their assignment and thereafter. Multiple communication channels are offered, including the possibility to speak in their language about any concerns thanks to the existing multilingual workforce, onsite presence where RE representatives are readily available or provision of direct contact details to several NGO organisations and GLAA. As a Stronger Together Business Partner Advanced, we are committed to spreading awareness about modern slavery-associated risks through mandatory staff training, communication with our workforce, cooperation with clients and implemented procedures. We work according to regulations and industry ethical standards, concentrating on workers’ well-being and client satisfaction. No third-party recruiters will be used to deliver this scheme.
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