I don't know how it works in terms of the EP and stuff - but I do seem to recall reading on one of the London Magic Circle law firms graduate recruitment sites that it was not uncommon to send their graduate trainees abroad for a year or two - and at least one talked about her time in Singapore.sundaymorningstaple wrote:Due to the current climate regarding EP's and PR's, we have seen numerous cases of people (with good degrees but no experience) being rejected, even with good MNC employers since Sept of 2009. As all of our intel comes from anecdotal evidence (MOM & ICA hold their cards close to their collective chests), we are always trying to see which way the wind is blowing. It's only that way that we can try to advise or inform our posters here. It's a collective effort by all on this board. (Where did you think all the info here comes from?) You are claiming to be a fresh graduate and already have an approved job here without any experience (assuming you are a fresh grad - you didn't indicate if you were taking an advanced degree). We can only go by the written word so if it isn't clear, then we ask for more information, as, if we are confused by your statements, others will be as well.
As far as your original question is concerned, there are numerous threads addressing all your queries already here (and current). The search function located directly under the Profile link at the upper right side of the this page is your friend.
Incidentally, i am a fresh grad so to speak. I only graduated last summer, but i spent the summer in the London office of my bank, then internally transfered. My bank has hired PwC to do my EP application, and not once have they mentioned problems with the visa process, plus ive already been paid my sign on and relocation amount etc.sundaymorningstaple wrote:Just to keep from busting your bubble as well, I hope you're both right.
There have been P1 pass holders on this board who have had their passes not renewed in addition to those who were rejected outright. That's an even bigger bummer. But things have changed here. Nobody really knows how they are thinking at the moment, especially in the run up to the election and the current feelings on the ground.
While there was news several months ago regarding the banks hiring again, it's been mostly freshers from local uni's that are getting in, especially when there is little or no experience to be gained by bringing in a fresher from afar. In your case, you have not indicated how much experience you have, but I get the impression that you are definitely not a fresh grad. But, as I said, I hope your are both right. If you two ARE successful, be sure to let us know, as anecdotal evidence is all we have to go by.
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