Whether you’re a start-up or an established organisation, if you’re looking for the world’s brightest talent to help grow your business, you may be able to take advantage of Australia’s Global Talent – Employer-Sponsored program (GTES), formerly the Global Talent Scheme. Successfully piloted last year, it’s recently been announced that GTES agreements will remain in place permanently. Each agreement will last five years, providing access for up to 20 highly-skilled visa applicants per year for established businesses and five per year for start-ups. This is the perfect way to fill unique skill gaps in your talent pool, then transfer the skills, expertise and innovative know-how to your local workforce. In the process, when you take advantage of this program, you will unlock tremendous business opportunities for growth and development. It is anticipated that the companies most likely to benefit from the GTES will come from the technology sector or companies requiring high tech expertise. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said, the now permanent program will give the technology sector the certainty it needs to grow. “This program will provide our tech companies with the skilled workers they need to be able to do business here in Australia and grow, which will, in turn, contribute to our economy and create more jobs for Australians,” she said. “We obviously want Australians employed wherever possible but this program will help tech companies to fill the gaps, while we continue to develop the skilled workforce we need.” Applying for a GTES won’t take long – the Department of Home Affairs has stated that its aim is to finalise all GTES agreements within two weeks of a completed application being submitted. As you’d expect, if you apply for the program you’ll need to demonstrate that you are unable to source Australian workers for the roles you are seeking to fill. The Ayers Group Can Help You With Your Application The Ayers Group is one of a few companies to be approved by the Australian Department of Immigration to hire and on-hire international workers. With over 20 years of experience, we can help you by arranging GTES applications for the talent you need. With over 21 years managing contractors on behalf of businesses, the Ayers Group can reduce your burden of administration and minimise your risk of legislative compliance. Our long-standing team of experienced contract managers, coupled with our sophisticated processes and software solutions, will make your life easier and help grow your business. Speak to an expert from the Ayers Group expert today.