Assessment panel feedback:
The applicant is employed as a Director of Operations at Dimjosh, an e-commerce platform. They have applied for the Exceptional Promise track, and have submitted evidence for the Mandatory Criteria as well as Optional Criteria 1 and 2.
With regards to the Mandatory Criteria, the letters of recommendation show significant indications that templates were used in their creation; there are similarities in the formatting of the headers and footers, and throughout the body of the letters, indicating that a party other than the letter’s author was involved their creation to a greater or lesser extent. The visa guidelines state templating may raise concerns regarding the validity of an application for this reason, and for this reasons we have discounted the letters as evidence.
The applicant has not submitted any evidence for the Mandatory Criteria beyond the letters, their CV and personal statement, so we are unable assess this criteria and have not awarded it.
With regards to Optional Criteria 1, the applicant has submitted evidence of contributing to an open source project, and evidence of leading business growth. None of this evidence is relevant to the requirements of this visa, since the majority describes various activities in businesses that do not meet the visa guidelines of a product-led digital technology business. There is evidence of activity with regards to an e-commerce platform, but there is no explanation why this work is innovative; it appears to be a basic e-commerce website with nominal revenues. We have not awarded this criteria.
With regards to Optional Criteria 2, the applicant has submitted evidence of speaking at the Youth Conference of Inter-Church Revival Mission, which is not a recognised event in the digital technology sector. There is also evidence of certification, which is not sufficient for this criteria. We have not awarded Optional Criteria 2.
In conclusion, the evidence has not met the requirements of the chosen criteria, and we are unable to endorse this application for Exceptional Promise.
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