All Nigeria Latest News reports that the United Kingdom government has introduced a £10,000 (approximately N10 million) international relocation payment (IRP) for non-UK trainees and teachers who choose to work in England.
This initiative is particularly designed for graduates from Nigeria and other countries who aspire to relocate and work in the United Kingdom.
The £10,000 international relocation payment (IRP) is specifically intended to assist individuals in covering the costs associated with moving to England. This includes expenses like visa fees, the immigration health surcharge, and various other relocation costs.
Officials of the UK stated this in a statement on its website on Sunday.
The statement reads: “The IRP offers financial support to teachers and trainees from all over the world who wish to come to train and work in English schools.
“It will be paid around the end of the teacher’s or trainee’s first term. It will not need to be repaid.
“If eligible, trainee teachers can receive both the IRP and a bursary or scholarship.
HOW TO APPLY
To qualify for the £10,000 international relocation payment (IRP), teachers or trainees must express their willingness to relocate and work in England for the academic year 2023 to 2024. It’s important to note that this offer is exclusively for non-UK citizens who are not already residing in the UK.
Also, interested persons must first visit the UK Teaching website using this link to ensure their certificates match the requirements for teachers and trainees.
HOW THE SCHEME WORKS
The statement further noted that the scheme works differently for fee-paying trainees, salaried trainees, and teachers.
It added: “Trainees on fee-paying courses do not need to apply for the IRP. Training providers will pay the IRP directly to these trainees along with any bursaries they are entitled to.
“Teachers and trainees are encouraged to express an interest in the IRP by emailing IRP.ExpressInterest@education.gov.uk if they:
“Start their job or course after 31 October 2023, while successful applicants should receive the £10,000(about N10m) by 31 January 2024.”
Interested applicants are advised to apply now, however, for those who miss the October 2023 application deadline, the UK government has promised that another round will commence in January 2024.
REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERESTED APPLICANTS:
-Be a non-UK citizen
-Be coming to England to teach or train to teach languages or physics
-Have a degree
-Have recognised teacher-training qualifications
-Have at least one year of teaching experience
-Be able to speak English to an undergraduate level.
The languages eligible for the payment are: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu.
The physics courses eligible for the payment are: physics, astrophysics, and nuclear physics.
It is important to note that at the embassy, interested applicants must apply for a skilled worker visa.
INTERESTED APPLICANTS SHOULD CLICK HERE TO APPLY