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:
- a UK National;
- a European Economic Area (EEA) National who is exercising his ‘treaty right ‘ to work in UK;
- 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:|
|Production managers in electricity transmission and distribution:|
|Physical scientists||Physical scientists in construction related ground engineering:|
|Physical scientists in the oil and gas industries:|
|Physical scientists in nuclear industry waste management and decommissioning:|
|Technical services manager|
|Physical scientists in the mining industry|
|Senior resource geologist|
|Civil engineers||Civil engineers in construction related ground engineering:|
|Civil engineers in the oil and gas industries:|
|Offshore and subsea engineer|
|Control and instrument engineer|
|Offshore and subsea engineer|
|Control and instrument engineer|
|Process safety 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|
|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:|
|Engineering professionals in aerospace:|
|Chief of engineering|
|Advance tool and fixturing engineer|
|Engineering professionals in the civil nuclear industry’s waste management and decommissioning areas:|
|Decommissioning specialist manager|
|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:|
|Programmers and software development professionals in the electronics system industry:|
|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|
|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|
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