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The United Kingdom & India all set to launch a Young Professionals Exchange in 2023

Nov 29, 2022

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The United Kingdom will offer 3000 students aged between 18 -30 with a bachelor's degree with an opportunity to work for two years in the United Kingdom. This scheme, the Young Professional Exchange Program, is all set to launch in 2023. The lobby is set to open in the first half of 2023 and will operate bilaterally. The UK Prime Minister Mr Rishi Sunak and the Prime Minister of India Mr Narendra Modi announced this at the G20 Conference in Indonesia.

It is especially great news for students who choose to study in the UK and now get to stay back legally through this lobby with a legal work permit to work post-bachelors for two years. 

Rishi Sunak, Indian American descent, remarked, "I know first-hand the incredible value of the deep cultural and historical ties we have with India. I am pleased that even more of India's brightest young minds will now have the opportunity to experience all that life in the UK has to offer — and vice-versa — making our economies and societies richer."

Chairman of NISAU, UK, Sanam Arora, predicted that the program will be "oversubscribed from India's perspective." Still, she hoped that "as many young Brits as possible are also encouraged to take up this initiative to go to India."

She further stated, "I hope the programme does not favour one talent area over another, and the 3,000 programme spaces ought to be spread out among STEM, the humanities, etc.."

Enhancing the mobility provisions for young professionals, Indian and British nationals have agreed on a decision for the first time, allowing them to live and work in both countries for up to two years.

India is the first "visa-national country" to gain from such a UK programme. This demonstrates the strength of the agreement reached last year between the UK and India regarding migration and mobility.

The May 2021 MoU wants to do more than make it easier for people to travel between the UK and India.

Ficci director-general Arun Chawla said his organization "welcomes" the establishment of the UK-India Young Professionals Scheme, noting that it will "provide the brightest young minds from both nations to work and live in the other country."

Here's the opportunity of a lifetime for India's brightest and most ambitious Students and Professionals.

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