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Summer 2011 interns will be exempted from Tier 2 cooling off period
25 May 2012
Students who worked as interns in the UK last summer and want to return to a graduate job with the same company are now temporarily exempt from cooling off rules.
Cooling off rules, introduced to Tier 2 (General) in February this year, mean those who have left Tier 2 need to wait a year from the end of their last application before they can apply again through that route. This is similar to the arrangements the UKBA put in place for intra-company transfers last year.
To qualify for the temporary exemption, which is available until 31 October, you must be sponsored by the same company where you worked as an intern in the summer of 2011 and have previously been granted permission under Tier 2 (General) with that company for a temporary job lasting no more than 4 months as an intern or a summer associate. You must make your application with a start date on the certificate of sponsorship of 31 October 2012 or before.