UK has urgent need of Engineers, Psychologists  and Architects with its Latest Shortage Occupation list.

UK has urgent need of Engineers, Psychologists and Architects with its Latest Shortage Occupation list.

Skilled workers from both inside and outside the European Union have always been a huge asset for businesses in the UK, particularly when they are filling positions on the shortage list.

If you want to enter the UK for the age short occupation list, you will need to apply for a Tier 2 general work visa.It is important to know that before applying for this visa you have to be offered a job from a UK employer. world overseas Immigration can help you apply for your Tier 2 visa once you have a job offer in place. 

Why is there a Shortage Occupation List?

Only workers from the European Economic Area  – which includes all EU countries, including the UK, – enjoy freedom of movement, travel and working within the region without a visa.

The current scheme for high-skilled non-EEA migrants – known as Tier 2 visas – allows 20,700 high-skilled workers in the UK each year.

The current salary range for such visas is £ 30,000, and jobs are given top priority on the “Shortage Occupation List”.

If SOL includes a job title, it means:

  1. There is no need for UK workers to advertise jobs
  2. There is no need to meet the £ 35,800 salary limit for settlement after five years
  3. Reduced visa application fees for workers and their families
  4. If skilled labor cap of 20,700 is reached, businesses are preferred over SOL

MAC recommends that there should be a “full review” of the abatement system once it becomes clear what the future immigration system is like.

The government has previously stated that after Brexit, people in the European Union should face the same immigration rules as those from elsewhere.

Which Occupations are Included?

Below is the latest Tier 2 Shortage Occupation List defining new roles and occupations in-demand in the UK labor market:

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Occupations Included

1123 – Production Managers

Production managers in nuclear industry waste management and decommissioning:

  • Managing director
  • Programme director
  • Site Director

Production managers in electricity transmission and distribution:

  • Project manager
  • Site manager

2113- Physical scientists

Physical scientists in construction related ground engineering:

  • Engineering geologist
  • Hydrogeologist
  • Geophysicist

Physical scientists in the oil and gas industries:

  • Geophysicist
  • Geoscientist
  • Geologist
  • Geochemist

Physical scientists in nuclear industry waste management and decommissioning:

  • Technical services manager

Physical scientists in the mining industry:

  • Staff geologist
  • Senior resource geologist

2121- Civil engineers

Civil engineers in construction related ground engineering:

  • Geotechnical engineer
  • Tunnelling engineer

Civil engineers in the oil and gas industries:

  • Petroleum engineer
  • Drilling engineer
  • Completions engineer
  • Fluids engineer
  • Resevoir engineer
  • Offshore and subsea engineer
  • Control and isntrument engineer
  • Process safety engineer
  • Wells engineer

Civil engineers in the mining industry:

  • Senior mining engineer

2122- Mechanical engineers

Mechanical engineer in the oil and gas industries

2123- Electrical engineers

  • Electrical engineer in the oil and gas industry

Electrical engineers in electricity transmission and distribution:

  • Power system engineer
  • Control engineer
  • Protection engineer

Electrical engineers in aerospace:

  • Electrical machine design engineer
  • Power electronics engineer

2124- Electronics engineers

  • Specialist electronics engineer in automotive manufacturing and design

Electronics engineers in the railway industry:

  • Signaling design manager
  • Signaling design engineer
  • Signaling principles designer
  • Senior signaling design checker
  • Signaling design checker
  • Signaling systems engineer

2126- Design and development engineers

  • Design engineer in electricity transmission and distribution

Design and development engineers in automotive manufacturing and design:

Product development engineer 

  • Product design engineer

Design and development engineers in the electronics system industry:

Integrated circuit design engineer 

  • integrated circuit test engineer

2127- Production and process engineers

  • Chemical engineer
  • Manufacturing engineer (process planning) in the aerospace industry
  • Technical services representative in the decommissioning and waste areas of the nuclear industry

2129-Engineering professionals

Engineering professionals in electricity transmission and distribution:

  • Project engineer
  • Proposals engineer

Engineering professionals in aerospace:

  • Aerothermal engineer
  • Stress engineer
  • Chief of engineering
  • Advance tool and fixturing engineer

Engineering professionals in the civil nuclear industry’s waste management and decommissioning areas:

  • Operations manager
  • Decommissioning specialist manager
  • Project/planning engineer
  • Radioactive waste manager
  • Radiological protection advisor

Other engineering professionals in the civil nuclear industry:

  • Nuclear safety case engineer
  • Mechanical design engineer (pressure vehicles)
  • Piping design engineer
  • Mechanical design engineer (stress)
  • Thermofluids/process engineer

2123- IT Specialist Managers

IT product manager employed by a qualifying company, in a role which requires five years of appropriate experience, as well as proven experience of team leadership

2135- IT business analysts, architects, and system designers

  • Systems engineer in visual effects and 2D/3D computer animation for film, television or, video games
  • Data scientist employed by a qualifying company, in a role which requires five years of appropriate experience, as well as proven experience of team leadership

2136- Programmers and software development professionals

  • Senior developer employed by a qualifying company, in a role which requires five years of appropriate experience, as well as proven experience of team leadership

Programmers and software development professionals in visual effects and 2D/3D computer animation for film, television, or video games industries:

  • Software developer
  • Shader writer
  • Games designer

Programmers and software development professionals in the electronics system industry:

  • Driver developer
  • Embedded communications engineer

2139- Information technology and communications professionals

  • Cyber security specialist employed by a qualifying company, in a role which requires five years of appropriate experience, as well as proven experience of team leadership

2142- Environmental Professionals

Environmental Professionals in construction related ground engineering:

  • Contaminated land specialist
  • Geo environmental specialist
  • Landfill engineer

2211- Medical practitioners

Medical consultants:

  • Clinical radiology consultant
  • Emergency medicine consultant
  • Old age psychiatry consultant

Non-consultant, non-training, medical staff in:

  • Emergency medicine (including specialist doctors working in accident and emergency)
  • Old age psychiatry
  • Pediatrics

Trainees:

  • CT3 trainee (emergency medicine)
  • ST4 to ST7 trainee (emergency medicine)
  • Core trainee (psychiatry)

2217- Medical Radiographers

  • HPC registered diagnostic radiographer
  • Nuclear medicine practitioner
  • Radiotherapy physics practitioner
  • Radiotherapy physics scientist
  • Sonographer

2231- Nurses

  • All nurses

2314- Secondary education teaching professionals

  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry

2425- Actuaries, economists, and statisticians

  • Bio-informatician
  • Informatician

2442- Social workers

  • Children’s and family services social worker

2461- Quality control and planning engineers

  • Planning / development engineer
  • Quality, health, safety and environment (QHSE) engineer

3113-Engineering technicians

  • Commissioning engineer
  • Substation electrical engineer

3213- Paramedics

  • All paramedics

3411- Artist

  • Animator in visual effects and 2D/3D computer animation for film, television, or video games industries:

3414- Dancers and choreographers

  • Classical ballet dancers
  • Contemporary dancers

3415- Musicians

  • Orchestral musicians who are leaders, principals, sub-principals or numbered string positions, and who meet the standard required by internationally recognised UK orchestras (such as the London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)

3416-Arts officers, producers, and directors

  • 2D supervisor
  • 3D supervisor
  • Computer graphics supervisor
  • producer
  • Production manager
  • Technical director

3421- Graphic designers

  • Compositing artist
  • Matte painter
  • Modeller
  • Rigger
  • Stereo artist

3541- Buyers and purchasing officers

  • Manufacturing engineer (purchasing) in aerospace

5215- Welders

  • High integrity pipe welder in a role that requires at least 3 years of appropriate work experience

5235- Aircraft maintenance and related trades

  • Licensed and military certifying engineer/inspector technician

5249- Line repairers and cable jointers

  • Overhead linesworker at Linesman Erector 2 (LE2) level and above

5434- Chefs

  • Executive chef (one per establishment)
  • Head chef (one per establishment)
  • Sous chef (one for every 4-kitchen staff)
  • Specialist chef (one per specialty)
  • All cheffing jobs must meet the following conditions:
  • Must require at least 5 years of experience in a role at the same level as the Tier 2 job
  • must not be in a fast food, standard fare, or take away establishment

You can come in the office directly for any immigration query. But it will be beneficial for you complete your free assessment visa form before the meeting. So that the consultant has all the knowledge about your profile and he can guide you properly.To know any further you can call us on -+91 9810366117  and also mail us at- [email protected] 

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