I am a 29-year-old Australian female who has been working and travelling in the UK on a working holiday visa for the past 18 months.
I have 10 years' experience in the hospitality industry with six or so of them spent running a fast-food restaurant. I am very keen to pursue my career and move into pubs with the idea of eventually opening my own. My only problem is that I need to find a company to sponsor me so that I can stay in this country. I have sent off many CVs and a lot of companies seem keen until I get to the sponsorship part. All I need is a two-year sponsor and then I will be able to stay here. Surely there are companies out there who are able to help.
I believe I have a lot to offer a company and just need that one person to give me a chance. Hope you can advise.
What the expert says
Julian Bradwell, human resources director, Greene King Pub Company