The MAC appears to suggest that the criteria for the “conventional” non-third party contracting channel might be eased:
- The Home Office may wish to review the current limit of 5 places per firm on the graduate trainee route with a view to raising this number.
- The Home Office may wish to review the absolute 5-year cut-off for ICTs. Some conventional channel migrants contribute strongly to the success of their company in years 4 and 5 and there is a case – in just a few companies – for some flexibility in the duration of the visa.
We will provide more information once more details are known