I lived in the UK for one year as an exchange student. During this period I did a Summer internship and it was a brilliant experience. For this reason I would like work in the UK after I graduate. I have done some research about it and this is what I've found out: (please correct me if I'm wrong)
- I would need to apply for a Tier 2 (General) Visa since I'm from outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
- I would need a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) from an employer in order to get the visa.
- In consideration of my degree, the job title would be among the ones listed in the Shortage Occupation List. Therefore, the employer wouldn't have to carry out a resident labour market.
My question is: how hard is it to get a Certificate of Sponsorship? I know it varies on a case-by-case basis, but any information would be helpful. Additionally, does company size affects my chances of getting a CoS? Are bigger companies more likely to provide me a CoS?
Thanks in advance!