At the Foreign Office Consultations, Barton and Kwatra were delighted by the formal exchange of letters at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas on January 9 in London, initiating the UK-India Young Professionals Scheme.
The Indian delegation was headed by Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra.
The British delegation was led by Philip Barton, Permanent Under-Secretary, Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office.
Barton also called on External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar. "Discussed our expanding bilateral relationship, progress under our Roadmap 2030, and global issues,"
As a result of the 15th India-UK Foreign Office Consultations (FOC) held here, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) announced that the scheme would be launched on February 28.
This scheme grants 3,000 places per year to Indian nationals aged 18 to 30 with a university degree, permitting them to stay and work in the UK for up to two years. The program is reciprocal, similarly granting British professionals an opportunity to live and work in India through a professional exchange.
For two years, 3,000 degree holders from India aged 18-30 will be able to live and work in the UK.
The scheme is open to anyone between the ages of 18 and 30.
By living and working in India, UK professionals in a similar position will also have the opportunity to participate in a professional exchange.
In March 2023, the scheme will begin.
Visa applications do not require a job offer.
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