Shortage Occupation list UK 2019 for Tier 2 Work Visas

//Shortage Occupation list UK 2019 for Tier 2 Work Visas

Shortage Occupation list UK 2019 for Tier 2 Work Visas

By |2019-01-09T16:31:25+00:00January 8th, 2019|Categories: UK Work Visas|Tags: |

With the New Year, comes new hope for a better life. And with the start of the New Year, we bring you the latest Shortage Occupation list 2019 in today’s article. Before we get to it, let’s just give a brief overview of what the Shortage occupation list UK 2019 signifies and what occupations does it concern.

Tier 2 Shortage Occupation List

Scroll down to have a look at the Shortage Occupation list for 2019. But first check out this short 10 – second video explaining the shortage occupation list.

The Shortage Occupations List is a list that consists of all the job sectors that are currently facing a shortage of skilled workers in the UK. The occupations that are in high demand in the UK and have to be filled immediately, are put into this list by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC).

Besides being a good indication for skilled professionals from different parts of the world looking for immigration options to the UK regarding the chances of their Tier 2 Work Visa plans, it also serves a purpose for UK employers in their process of applying for a Tier 2 Sponsor license with the RLMT (Resident Labor Market Test). If UK employers are looking to fill a vacancy that belongs to a job in the Shortage Occupation list 2019, then they do NOT have to advertise their jobs to local workers first, as they would have to for any other job. Check out the blog post on Resident Labour Market Test here.

To know more about this, let’s look at what the Resident Labor Market Test is all about.

What is a Resident Labor Market Test?

Employers in the United Kingdom who want to hire an overseas immigrant or outside of Europe Economic Area (EEA) on a UK Tier 2 General Visa need to conduct the Resident Labor Market Test first. This test involves an advertisement posting for the citizens of the European Economic Area (EEA) for skilled jobs before the employer can look for candidates outside the EEA.

Through this test (RLMT), British employers must obtain a Tier 2 sponsorship License to prove to UK Immigration authorities that at this point of time, no British settled worker is suitable for the job at hand. If by chance, a UK settled worker with appropriate skills and experience is applicable for the role, then an employer cannot hire an employee from outside the EEA despite higher skills and experience.

By definition, A UK settled worker is:

  1. a UK National;
  2. a European Economic Area (EEA) National who is exercising his ‘treaty right ‘ to work in UK;
  3. UK Territory Overseas Citizens

An employer can avoid this hassle if the job he is trying to fill falls into the Shortage Occupation list presented below. If you would like to know more About the RLMT, click here.

The UK Shortage Occupation List

The UK Shortage Occupation List
Occupation category Occupations Included
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
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
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
  Reservoir engineer
  Offshore and subsea engineer
  Control and instrument engineer
  Offshore and subsea engineer
  Control and instrument engineer
  Process safety engineer
  Wells engineer
Civil engineers in the mining industry:
  Senior mining engineer
Mechanical engineers Mechanical engineer in the oil and gas industries
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
Electronics engineers Specialist electronics engineer in automotive manufacturing and design
Electronics engineers in the railway industry:
  Signalling design manager
  Signalling design engineer
  Signalling principles designer
  Senior signalling design checker
  Signalling design checker
  Signalling systems engineer
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
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
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)
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
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
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;
Environmental Professionals Environmental Professionals in construction related ground engineering:
Contaminated land specialist
Geoenvironmental specialist
Landfill engineer
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
  Paediatrics
Trainees:

Source: gov.uk

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