United Kingdom, 3rd April: Are you an engineer and interested to immigrate to the UK shortly?
If yes, then now is the right time to move to the UK.
Relaxed UK immigration rules for luring foreign engineers from outside Europe—Foreign engineers are in high demand in the UK. And for attracting and hiring an increased number of foreign skilled engineers in the UK, the government is going to relax immigration norms soon.
As per the information, oil and gas sector in the UK needs foreign engineers and the government will have simpler immigration rules to help skilled engineers come and work in the UK.
Foreign skilled engineers are in great demand in the UK as the nation struggles to cope up with severe skills shortage and the government will have easier immigration rules for attracting such skilled foreigners.
Over the coming five years period, the UK oil and gas sector will have requirement of a minimum of 15,000 new workers, the UK government has maintained.
Addition of 20 engineering job categories to exemption list—The UK will facilitate businesses in getting foreign engineers for the existing job positions in the oil and gas sector in the nation.
For this, 20 additional engineering job categories are going to be included in the exemption list. This step comes following recommendations by MAC(Migration Advisory Committee) to include new job categories to the SOL(Shortage Occupation List). SOL is exempted from tougher UK immigration rules.
Eased immigration rules- a welcoming relief–Such a move will enable oil and gas firms to hire foreign skilled workers from outside Europe. And the employers in the oil and gas sector are very happy about this recent move by UK government.
The employers revealed that it will help skilled foreign workers to come to the UK and work in the oil and gas sector. And the best thing is that employers will, no longer, be bound to advertise across the EEA(European Economic Area) before hiring skilled workers from outside the Europe.
More efforts needed—However, much still needs to be done for solving the looming skills shortage in the UK. One step in this regard could be offering increased training opportunities to enable more persons enter the oil and gas sector in the UK.
Only such steps can prove helpful for providing a solution to the shortage of skilled workers in the UK.