Hello, I am looking for feedback on my application. I am already on a skilled worker visa with an overall experience of around 2 years and in the current company for a bit more than 1 year. I am looking to transfer to the exceptional promise
route and looking for feedback on where I can strengthen my application.
Will keep you posted on my application so that the community finds it useful!
- Current Head of Data Science at FTSE100 company
- Current Chief Data Scientist at FTSE100
- Lecturer and my master’s supervisor at a top 10 worldwide University
All talking about my contribution, impact, and leadership skills. The university one, I have a paper and a poster published with them beyond my master’s thesis.
CV: One-page CV (with hackathon participation and hackathon win inside the company where I currently work and 6 month of internship experience in Fortune 100 company)
Show my personal portfolio web page with a few projects (GitHub code not many stars, video courses, masters theses and code)
Personal statement: First I will talk about my background and how I went into data science and moved to the UK from abroad. Multiple reasons why I want the visa: to research in labs and in startups, test ideas on the side, have more flexibility in teams within the company, my interest in engineering and tech startups, try things out test out marketable ideas, and work in research labs. Also, I will talk about the impact I have already made and how it will be easier to do so even more.
- Speaking engagements
IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) public talk about data science (with a news article, attendance of 20 to 30 people with high technical expertise, done at a local university in a small Eastern European country. (One in 2022 and already invited for one in 2023)
Open source software talk ( 40 high school level attendees, workshop on using open source data technologies, done in my home town not in English, but news clippings available, I was invited not organiser)
Mentoring a graduate data scientist and managing a small-scale project because of my own initiative (proof in reference letter from Chief Data Scientist and GitHub screenshots)
A web app tool I recently launched as a side project with a small number (20) of mailing list subscriptions but 300 visits in the first month - using a novel ML recommendation technique
Earning a bonus and shares in the first year of working, Remuneration Raise, proof of high earning for my graduate level of experience (compared to other graduate positions in London and industry)
An inter-company analytics tool proof with GitHub contributions, I designed the architecture and showcased the effect on that team, diagrams, and Jira tickets, mentioned in reference to how that area impacts the revenue of the company and my impact
I found a new use case using novel ML methods (first time used in the company) and improved a metric with GitHub contributions, diagrams, confluence and Jira tickets, references mention this and its impact
Proof that the company is a product-led digital technology company - (reference letter, Youtube links, articles, proof of how digital technology impacts revenues of the company through annual report)
Paper peer-reviewed publication, peer-reviewed poster at a conference where I spoke, screenshots and links of the number of downloads and visits on each and citations
Diploma of distinction of master’s degree (highest grade band) in Data Science in a top 10 world university
Recommendation letter about the impact on my research publication from a professor I worked with from another UK university
MC: show they have been recognised as having the potential to be a leading talent in the digital technology field in the last 5 years.
OC3: They have made significant technical, commercial or entrepreneurial contributions to the field as a founder or employee of a product-led digital technology company
OC4: They have demonstrated exceptional ability in the field through academic contributions through research endorsed by an expert.