Mentorship and Global Talent Visa

Mentorship for Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa (Global Talent Visa). Photo Credit: NeONBRAND

Mentorship is one of the activities, supported by Tech Nation, as an important thing for future exceptional talents and exceptional promises. Hence, if you want to get UK Global Talent Visa in Digital Technologies, it is good to have mentorship experience. However, does Tech Nation accepts all types of mentorship? How to prove this experience for key criteria of Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa (Global Talent Visa)?

Officials about Mentorship and Global Talent Visa

We can find a brief explanation about the evidence of mentorship in Tech Nation Visa Guidelines:

Evidence of mentorship (i.e. the sharing or teaching of skills and knowledge). Mentorship should have been done within an organised, structured and recognised mentoring scheme, which can be clearly demonstrated through evidence. Training a colleague or simply providing support or advice is not considered sufficient evidence for these criteria.

Tech Nation Visa Guidelines, Documents & Evidence

This is quite clear description. At the same time, there are points for individual application and understanding. Hence, if you plan to apply one of the evidence for Key Criteria as your mentorship experience, pay attention to the following.

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Author: Andrii Seleznov

TalentVisaHelp is an independent project to help more talents and promises to come to the United Kingdom. This project is created by Andrii Seleznov, Tier 1 Exceptional Promise visa recipient and Tech Nation Visa Ambassador in past. Andrii is an experienced entrepreneur, professional engineer and technical founder at Petiole. Additionally, Andrii is an Alumni Mentor at GIST Tech-I Competition and winner of local agritech Hackathons in Ukraine.

4 thoughts on “Mentorship and Global Talent Visa”

  1. I am a software engineer. For 1 year I had my own startup and during that period I provided mentorship/advisory to 3 startups which helped those startups to launch their product and scale. If the startup founders write a letter confirming my mentorship and how it benefitted them will it be counted as a mentorship evidence.

    1. Hi,
      Thanks for your message.
      I must say it is not enough information to assess is this mentorship covered by Key Criteria.
      As you can read above, the mentorship has to have a systematic approach. Also, you need to have an agenda of your mentorship. If you had these required elements of the mentorship, then you need not only to show that you were involved in this activity but the outcome of it as well. Hence, the company must clearly benefit out of this and it must be some kind of financial achievements as well.
      So if you can demonstrate that your activity was productive and your mentees gain success in their industry, then you may suggest mentorship as your Key Criteria for Global Talent Visa.

      Andrii Seleznov

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