Current version, UK Skills Shortage Occupation List, November 2006

Current revision to the UK Skills Shortage Occupation List, November 2006

The British Work Permit Scheme focuses on three primary categories of "occupations in demand." These are skilled occupations that the United Kingdom has determined are required to fulfil needed tasks for a healthy economy:

1.) Engineering occupations
2.) Healthcare occupations
3.) Other occupations

Periodically the listing is updated to reflect changes in the workforce. Effective from 08 November until further notice, the following occupations may be used to apply for a skilled work permit to migrate to and work in the UK:


1.) Engineering occupations:

Railway Engineers:

Engineers who are required to have a degree and at least 2 years relevant experience from a civil, structures or electrical background in the following specialisms:

• Railways Planner or Engineer
• Railways Modeller
• Railway Track Design or Permanent Way Engineer
• Communications Engineer
• Power Supply Engineer or Electrification Engineer

Structural/Bridge Engineers:

Engineers who are required to have a degree and at least 2 years relevant experience from a structures background in the following specialisms:

• Structural Engineer
• Infrastructure Engineer or Buildings Engineer
• Bridge Engineer or Highways Structural Engineer

Transportation and Highways Engineers:

Engineers who are required to have a transport-related degree, or a degree and at least 2 years relevant experience from a civil background in the following specialisms:

• Traffic Engineer or Transport Planner
• Transport Modeller or Transport Economist
• Traffic Signal Engineer
• Highways Design Engineer or Highways Planning Engineer
• Highways Maintenance Engineer

Ground Engineering:

• Geoenvironmental Engineer
• Geotechnical Engineer
• Geological Advisor
• Geological Analyst
• Geological Associate
• Geological Engineer
• Geologist / Hydrogeologist
• Geology / Reservoir Engineer
• Geomechanics Engineer
• Geophysical Specialist
• Geophysicist
• Geoscientist
• Geosupport Engineer
• Engineering Geologist
• Ground Engineer
• Contaminated Land Specialist

Other Engineering:

• CAA Licensed Aircraft Engineer
• Overhead Electricity Linesworker


2.) Healthcare occupations:

Doctors:

• Salaried GPs

Dentists:

• Salaried General Dental Practitioners
• Salaried Assistant Dentists
• Salaried Vocational Dental Practitioner
• Consultants in Dental Specialities

Consultant posts in the following specialist areas:

• Accident & Emergency
• Additional Dental Specialities
• Anaesthetics
• Cardiology
• Cardiothoracic Surgery
• Chemical Pathology
• Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
• Clinical Neurophysiology
• Clinical Oncology
• Clinical Radiology
• Dermatology
• Endocrinology & Diabetes Mellitus
• Endodentics
• Forensic Psychiatry
• Gastroenterology
• General Adult Psychiatry
• General Internal Medicine
• General Surgery
• Genito-urinary Medicine
• Geriatric Medicine
• Haematology
• Histopathology
• Immunology
• Infectious Diseases
• Intensive Care Medicine
• Medical Microbiology & Virology
• Medical Oncology
• Neurology
• Neurosurgery
• Nuclear Medicine
• Obstetrics & Gynaecology
• Occupational Health
• Old Age Psychiatry
• Opthalmology
• Oral & Maxillo-facial Surgery
• Orthodontics
• Otolaryngology
• Paediatric Cardiology
• Paediatrics
• Palliative Medicine
• Plastic Surgery
• Psychotherapy
• Public Health Medicine
• Rehabilitation Medicine
• Renal Medicine
• Respiratory Medicine
• Rheumatology
• Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery
• Urology

General:

• Audiologist
• Audiological Scientist
• Clinical Psychologist
• Dietician
• Occupational Therapist
• Pharmacists
• Pharmacy Technician
• Pre-Registration Cytogeneticists
• Senior Physiotherapist
• Speech & Language Therapist
• Social Worker
• State Registered Scientists in Cytogenetics
• Biomedical Scientist / Medical Laboratory Scientific Officer (MLSO)
• Qualified HPC Registered Diagnostic & Therapeutic Radiographers, including
• Ultrasonographers

Nurses:

• Midwives
Registered Nurse employed or engaged at Band 7 or Band 8 of Agenda for Change or their Independent sector equivalents

Registered Nurse employed or engaged in the following specialities:

• Audiology
• Sleep/Respiratory Physiology
• Neurophysiology
• Cardiac Physiology
• Operating Theatre Nurse
• Clinical Radiology
• Pathology
• Critical Care (nurses working in wards with a Level 2 or Level 3 classification)


3.) Other occupations:

• Actuaries
• Teachers - All posts in England covering compulsory schooling
• Veterinary Surgeon


Related :

UK Skills Shortage Occupations List changes, November 2006

UK visas, work permits and application costs to rise for April, 2007

New UK work permit within Training and Work Experience Scheme
UK work permit exemption rescinded for medical students

Changes to payment processing for various UK applications