Student and Graduate (Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur)
Student and Graduate (Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur)
Start-up Visa Advice
For Russian speaking students and graduates aspiring to successfully obtain Start-up (ex Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur) visa in the UK
Start-up Visa | 30 min Consultation - £75:
+ 30-min Skype session (more info)
Start-up Visa | 90 min Consultation + Support - £350:
+ 90-min Skype consultation & 15-min follow-up or WhatsApp support (more info)
Premium Package | Start-up Visa - £2150:
+ See below for full details
Start-up Visa | 30 min Consultation
Skype Q&A session (30 min.):
+ Answers to 3-5 of your questions* about your plans for Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur route in the UK
Start-up Visa | 90 min Consultation + Support
Skype or in person consultation (90 min.):
+ Answers to 5-7 of your questions* about your future business plans and entrepreneurial environment in the UK
+ Tier 1 GE option for Tier 4 holders Q&A
+ Assessment of your business idea and your business plan
+ Advice on how to pass Tier 1 GE university selection & endorsement process, including common questions asked
Follow-up Skype consultation (15 min.) on Tier 1 GE university selection & endorsement process OR an opportunity to ask follow-up questions by email/WhatsApp related to the business development/business plan improvement within 2 weeks from consultation
Premium Package | Start-up Visa
Skype or in person consultation (60 min.):
+ Answers to all of your questions about your future business plans and entrepreneurial environment in the UK
+ Start-up visa Q&A
+ Assessment of your business idea and/or business plan
University endorsement process support:
+ Selection of the right UK university for the endorsement
+ Briefs for and debriefs on all the meetings with the university (90 min. in total)
+ Basic recommendations of how to improve your business plan by email
+ CV & LinkedIn Writing service to support your stage 1 endorsement application process
+ Advice on a one-pager that you will typically be required to provide to your university at Stage1
+ Advice on creating a 60-second video that you will typically be expected to provide to your university at Stage 2 - including helping you to draft the script containing all the relevant information about your offering, team, traction, and ask.
+ Advice on drafting your pitch deck that you will typically be expected to submit to your university at Stage 3 - including helping you to draft relevant sections such as: problem, solution, market size, USPs, competition, financial model, traction, team, ask.
+ Full support with filling in of one start-up visa endorsement application at the selected university (2-3 drafts of application, document check)
+ Skype training (60 min.) on how to answer the most common Pitch-to-Panel questions during the final stage of the endorsement process
List of 5 sources, including investor sites, investor search platforms and networking events relevant to your business
WhatsApp & email support (up to 3 hours in total) answering your follow-up questions related to the GE endorsement, communication strategy with the university or visa application within 10 weeks from the first consultation
*Available for selected candidates only following a screening of an individual application. What is required to apply:
Business plan, or presentation/investor deck
3 paragraphs explaining 1) why you should be awarded a start-up visa status, 2) why your business should be awarded a start-up visa status, 3) why do you want to build you business in the UK specifically.
Send everything to Alexander Lushnikov via email@example.com and he will come back to you to schedule a call or a meeting.
Would like to make your own custom package? No problem! Fill in the form and we will get back to you about the next steps.
How it works? Glad you asked!
1. Choose a package and pay for it online.
We offer career consultations via Skype and welcome clients from all over the world. We accept all major debit and credit cards as well as Apple Pay.
2. Choose a date and time for your session.
We will send you an order confirmation by email. Simply press "Schedule Session" button and choose a time that suits you. We offer different times slots - both morning and evening, to accommodate the needs of each client. All options are London times.
3. Send us a list of questions you wish to discuss.
Once the time is confirmed, please send us a list of questions you wish to discuss. At least 24 hours prior to your session.
4. Get started with your career consultant!
Add us to your contact list in Skype at least 10 minutes prior to your scheduled time. Take advantage of our expertise and let us help you get the job you aim for!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I would like to book an individual consultation, but I am not sure which type of service I should choose. Could you help?
Usually, we advise clients to choose the type of individual consultation based on the experience level and their geographical location. The only exception is IT & Tech specialists who have a separate service page. So if you are:
an experienced professional and you are living in the UK, you should choose Career Development and Change in the UK.
a student or graduate (based anywhere) and you are looking for ways to kick-start your career in Europe, then go ahead with booking Student and Graduate Career Advice.
an experienced professional who is thinking to move to Europe for work (UK, Ireland, Germany or Switzerland) in the next 6-12 months, the right service for you would be Moving to the UK, Ireland, Germany or Switzerland Career Advice.
an experienced professional who is currently based in Russia/CIS and is interested in building an international career in Russia/CIS (working for international companies, using English at work) or thinking to move abroad in the next 2-3 years, you should choose International Career in Russia and CIS.
an IT & tech professional looking to advance your career in Russia/UK/Europe, then you should choose IT & Tech International Career.
If you still need help figuring out which service is the most suitable,
don’t worry! You can book a free initial call with one of our career consultants to help you choose the right service for your exact situation.
Q: Which sectors do you cover?
We work with Russian speaking professionals across all sectors, including finance, banking, legal, education, journalism, marketing, IT & tech, accounting, sales & business development, property & real estate, administrative, HR & recruitment, translation & interpreting, and others.
Q: Do you conduct career consulting sessions only by Skype? Can I have a face-to-face consultation?
All of our individual career consultations are conducted by Skype. Although it is not possible to have a face-to-face individual consultation, you are welcome to attend one of our offline events!
Q: How fast can I have my first consultation after the payment has been made?
Usually, your consultant will have the availability to conduct a session with you in the next 2-3 days. There are rare occasions when we are extremely busy and all the available slots for the upcoming week are already booked. In this case, the waiting time can be up to 7 days.
Q: What happens if I am late for my session? Can I reschedule the session after booking?
We have the following Cancellation or Postponement Policy: You may cancel or change the time of your scheduled career consulting session up to 24 hours prior to the session’s start time. In the event of you cancelling or postponing the agreed session less than 24 hours before the scheduled time, the session will be cancelled and no refund will be provided to you. In the event of you being late for the session for more than 20 minutes, the session will be cancelled and no refund will be provided to you.
Q: What happens after the individual consultation is over? Do we keep in touch? Can I write to my career consultant if I have any further questions?
We always keep in touch with our clients. We can reassure you that after the consultation you will have a plan with clear steps of what you should do next to achieve your career goals. In addition to that, you will also have either a follow-up Skype call or will be able to ask your consultant any job search-related questions within 2/4/8 weeks of your consultation, depending on the package you have purchased. Please refer to the individual services' page for more details. Should you have any more questions after the above period has passed, it is best to book an additional 30-min consultation.
Q: Will the CV you write be suitable for job applications only in the UK or other countries as well?
The format of our templates reflects the international standards. The CVs we write for our clients get them jobs in Germany, Ireland, Switzerland, Dubai, Russia, Spain, USA, and Asia. Despite the belief that in some countries the CVs must include a photo and date of birth, it is less common nowadays. European and American employers prefer more factual resumes with a focus on the experience and soft skills rather than age or appearance of the candidate.
Q: How long does it take to complete the Profile Optimisation services: CV Clinic, LinkedIn Optimisation, and Cover Letter?
Usually, the CV Clinic service (CV & LinkedIn profile) takes 3-4 drafts or 1-2 weeks from the date of purchase. However, it largely depends on your schedule and how fast you reply to our consultant's questions and return the drafts to us. Cover Letter writing and editing takes 3-4 days.
Q: All of your consultants are Russian speakers. How do you make sure that all of the documents in English (CVs, LinkedIn profiles, Cover Letters, etc) are written well?
All of our consultants have been living in the UK for many years. Some of our career coaches have also studied at British universities. Nevertheless, to deliver the best possible service and avoid any mistakes, all of the final drafts are rigorously checked by our native English-speaking proof-readers.
Q: It's a big investment for me. What happens if I do not enjoy the service?
We are happy to report that 99% of our clients are happy with the service we provide, as evidenced by our average rating of 5 stars. Nevertheless, our customer care team is standing by and is committed to resolving any issues that come our way. Just contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any problems.
Q: What if I am not satisfied with my career consulting session?
Once a session is completed, we cannot issue a refund. However, we strongly recommend you express any questions, concerns or comments to your career consultant. In nearly all cases, we will be able to help you find a resolution, as long as you communicate with us.