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APPLY: How to obtain UK short-term visa for poultry workers, truck drivers

APPLY: How to obtain UK short-term visa for poultry workers, truck drivers
October 16
11:06 2021

The United Kingdom (UK) has opened applications for the temporary visa scheme for poultry workers and heavy goods vehicle (HGV) drivers.

Last month, the UK government had said it would grant short-term work visas to foreign truck drivers and poultry workers until Christmas 2021.

Eligible persons are expected to enter and work in the UK for three months in the run-up to Christmas to provide “short-term relief for the haulage industry”.

The shortage of truck drivers in the UK has been exacerbated by the pandemic, an ageing workforce, poor working conditions, and post-Brexit immigration policy.


Grant Shapps, UK transport secretary, had said the visa scheme would ease the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the country’s haulage and food industry.

TheCable understands that the UK government will grant temporary visas to 5,500 poultry workers and 4,700 heavy goods vehicle (HGV) drivers who are expected to transport food goods.



According to the details on the UK government’s website, HGV drivers who can transport food goods are welcome to apply.

Meanwhile, eligible workers with on-farm or off-farm poultry experience are classified as:

  • butcher
  • bird or game dresser
  • killer and plucker
  • plucker
  • poulterer
  • poultry processor
  • poultry sticker
  • trusser
  • food operative
  • poultry catcher or handler
  • poultry vaccinator
  • poultry meatpacker


To apply, the UK Home Office directed applicants to contact a scheme operator for the application processes.


The four identified scheme operators include:

  1. AG Recruitment
  2. Concordia
  3. Fruitful Jobs
  4. Pro-Force

Interested applicants can visit the websites of the operators for more information on how to submit their details and complete the application process.

The UK government said poultry workers must apply under the temporary visa scheme by November 15, 2021 — and it will expire on December 31, 2021.

For HGV food drivers, they are expected to apply by December 1, 2021, and the visa will expire on February 28, 2022.



  1. Ayor
    Ayor October 16, 21:08

    Am interested in this temporary visa..

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    • Ogechi
      Ogechi October 20, 17:05


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      • Steve
        Steve December 23, 14:47

        I am Stephen Osarenkhoe, Registered and Licensed as an Environmental Health Officer, from Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria. I wish to apply for the post of poultry catcher or handler under your control. I will be very grateful if my request is granted

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  2. Alatishe
    Alatishe October 16, 21:34

    Please 🙏 am interested,am a truck driver i drive long distance am also a coolest guy I capable of doing things on time and do not waist I’m an industrious i work smart

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  3. Osborn
    Osborn October 16, 22:04

    I’m graduate of agriculture. I have experience in poultry

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    • Alfred
      Alfred October 21, 06:18

      I am willing to be part of this laudable short job opportunities,I will be happy if I am consider has that will give me the privilege to contribute my quota n have a feel of UK working environment,I will be willing to work has a poultry catcher

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  4. Ugo Patrick Philip
    Ugo Patrick Philip October 17, 02:58

    I’m a good and reliable truck driver with five years experience.

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  5. Ihsan uallah
    Ihsan uallah October 17, 14:27

    I’m interested to work in uk as a heavy truck driver

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    • Blessed Ndu Best
      Blessed Ndu Best October 22, 13:46

      Am Ejiego Sunday from Nigeria a truck driver am pleased to be part of the driver needed.

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      • Kala
        Kala November 08, 11:37

        I am interested of poultry work and good vehicle driver I really need this job I have been looking for this opportunity for a very long time I really like it I really have experience in this poultry work

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  6. James
    James October 18, 11:29

    Am very interested in been q part of this,it’s a good opportunity I will forever be grateful to be a part of

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  7. King Daniel
    King Daniel October 18, 19:19

    Am interested for the post of poultry catcher or handler, I will be forever grateful for this great opportunity.

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    • Yanga
      Yanga October 22, 13:52

      I’m diamond orobo from nigeria…I’m a truck driver am interested in been part of the job and I don’t know how to long in to the website

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      • Richard
        Richard October 23, 17:16

        Pls my name is richard.i had that the UK is looking truck driver.pls I can drive very well pls u can reach me on this . 08030620466

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  8. Chika Isiolu
    Chika Isiolu October 19, 02:10

    Thanks so much for this opportunity and I promise to be a faithful druck drive by God’s grace

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  9. Henry
    Henry October 20, 22:14

    Am interested in poultry catcher or handler . I will
    be grateful for the opportunity.

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  10. OSAS
    OSAS October 21, 18:09

    Am interested on the u.k HGV driver work….i have over 7 years experience and Corently work with A G leventis….under Nigeria breweries

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  11. Christo99
    Christo99 October 22, 21:03

    Good day sir am a graduate from University of Nigeria studied Agricultural sciences education after my graduation I moved into the venture of agriculture towards poultry production, I will be grateful if this opportunity is given to me with the skills I learnt in school and also applying it in the field of work thank you God bless you.

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  12. elex
    elex October 22, 23:34

    i am iheke elendu thomas, please am interested in your advert to work as poultry catcher or handler, I will be forever grateful for this great opportunity. i shall be grateful if my request is being granted and i promise to discharge my duties to the best of my abilities if being taken by your reputable establishment.

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  13. Manson
    Manson October 24, 07:13

    Am interested for the job . I have experience in poultry work ,

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  14. Rasheed bolaji
    Rasheed bolaji October 26, 22:41

    Yes please,I ‘m interested, this is my e- mail address: [email protected]

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  15. Bash
    Bash November 05, 09:26

    Am Bashir Ibrahim a resident here in nigeria,with an experience/certificate in poultry farming,i wish to apply for the u.k short term visa

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  16. Allium
    Allium November 07, 00:24

    Am interested to to work in your farm

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  17. Allium
    Allium November 07, 00:27

    Am interested to work in one of your farm as a plucker.

    Alli Kazim Temi

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  18. Chido
    Chido November 08, 11:17

    I am loveday by name I’m interested of this opportunity I really appreciate for this I am interested of poultry work and good vehicle driver I really need that job I have been looking for this opportunity for a very long time thanks and God bless you for bending out this opportunity I really appreciate your good works and good effort

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