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SKILLS SHORTAGE PROGRAM

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SKILLS SHORTAGE PROGRAM

Navigating the Talent Shortage: UK & Australia Lead in Global Recruitment

In the wake of unprecedented changes in the global economy, a peculiar trend has arisen that impacts both the UK and Australia. Industries in both countries are witnessing a shortage in different sectors, ranging from healthcare and technology to construction and engineering. This dynamic shift has propelled an increase in global recruitment, positioning UK and Australia at the forefront of international talent acquisition. At Career Routes BD, we offer solutions that bridge the talent gap.

The Sectoral Shortage in the UK

The United Kingdom is experiencing a significant shortage of skilled professionals. The sectors affected the most include:

  1. Healthcare: Nurses, physicians, and other medical practitioners are in high demand.
  2. IT & Technology: The rapid advancement of technology requires more professionals with expertise in artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and software development.
  3. Construction & Engineering: With the boost in infrastructure projects, there is a shortage of engineers and other related professionals.

As the UK pivots towards a new economic era, the lack of professionals in these sectors pushes the nation to seek talent from abroad. Global recruitment has become a necessity.

Australia’s Diverse Talent Demand

Australia’s situation parallels the UK. The country is grappling with a shortage in various sectors:

  1. Mining & Resources: Australia’s rich natural resources industry requires specialized workers.
  2. Agriculture: The demand for agricultural professionals has surged.
  3. Education: There is a growing need for teachers and education specialists in Australia.

The solution? Look globally. Australia’s talent acquisition from international markets has skyrocketed, creating new opportunities for both employers and employees.

Career Routes BD: Your Partner in Global Recruitment

Career Routes BD stands as a beacon for companies in the UK and Australia that are facing these challenges. As a leading global recruitment firm, we offer tailored solutions to meet your specific needs.

  1. Expertise Across Sectors: Our comprehensive understanding of the sectors in demand allows us to find the right talent.
  2. Global Network: Our extensive network spans across continents, ensuring we find the best match for your organization.
  3. Seamless Process: We provide end-to-end recruitment services, simplifying the otherwise complex process of international hiring.

Conclusion: The Future of Global Recruitment in the UK and Australia

The shortage in different sectors in the UK and Australia is not a fleeting challenge. It represents a structural shift that calls for a robust response. Global recruitment stands as the answer, and companies like Career Routes BD are at the forefront of this transformation.

For personalized assistance in navigating the complexities of global recruitment, reach out to Career Routes BD. Our dedicated team of experts is here to guide you on the path to success.

Skilled Worker visa: shortage occupations

Updated 7 August 2023

Occupation codeJob types included on the shortage occupations listAreas of the UK where there is a shortageAnnual salary (80% of going rate)
1181Health services and public health managers and directors – all jobsEngland, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland80% of going rate: £33,040 (£16.94 per hour)
1242Residential, day and domiciliary care managers and proprietors – all jobsEngland, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland80% of going rate: £22,640 (£11.61 per hour)
2111Chemical scientists – only jobs in the nuclear industryScotland only80% of going rate: £22,800 (£11.69 per hour)
2112Biological scientists and biochemists – all jobsEngland, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland80% of going rate: £24,480 (£12.55 per hour)
2113Physical scientists – only the following jobs in the construction-related ground engineering industry:
engineering geologist
hydrogeologist
geophysicist
England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland80% of going rate: £26,080 (£13.37 per hour)
2113Physical scientists – only the following jobs in the oil and gas industry:
geophysicist
geoscientist
geologist
geochemist
technical services manager in the decommissioning and waste areas of the nuclear industry
senior resource geologist and staff geologist in the mining sector
England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland80% of going rate: £26,080 (£13.37 per hour)
2114Social and humanities scientists – only archaeologistsEngland, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland80% of going rate: £20,480 (£10.50 per hour)
2121Civil engineers – all jobsEngland, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland80% of going rate: £27,760 (£14.24 per hour)
2122Mechanical engineers – all jobsEngland, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland80% of going rate: £26,400 (£13.54 per hour)
2123Electrical engineers – all jobsEngland, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland80% of going rate: £31,440 (£16.12 per hour)
2124Electronics engineers – all jobsEngland, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland80% of going rate: £27,120 (£13.91 per hour)
2126Design and development engineers – all jobsEngland, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland80% of going rate: £27,280 (£13.99 per hour)
2127Production and process engineers – all jobsEngland, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland80% of going rate: £25,600 (£13.13 per hour)
2129Engineering professionals not elsewhere classified – all jobsEngland, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland80% of going rate: £26,720 (£13.70 per hour)
2135IT business analysts, architects and systems designers – all jobsEngland, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland80% of going rate: £30,080 (£15.43 per hour)
2136Programmers and software development professionals – all jobsEngland, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland80% of going rate: £27,200 (£13.95 per hour)
2137Web design and development professionals – all jobsEngland, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland80% of going rate: £21,440 (£10.99 per hour)
2139Information technology and communications professionals not elsewhere classified – only cyber security specialistsEngland, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland80% of going rate: £25,680 (£13.17 per hour)
2216Veterinarians – all jobsEngland, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland80% of going rate: £26,960 (£13.83 per hour)
2425Actuaries, economists and statisticians – only bio-informaticians and informaticiansEngland, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland80% of going rate: £26,880 (£13.78 per hour)
2431Architects – all jobsEngland, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland80% of going rate: £26,320 (£13.50 per hour)
2461Quality control and planning engineers – all jobsEngland, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland80% of going rate: £25,280 (£12.96 per hour)
3111Laboratory technicians – all jobsEngland, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland80% of going rate: £15,120 (£7.75 per hour)
3411Artists – all jobsEngland, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland80% of going rate: £16,400 (£8.41 per hour)
3414Dancers and choreographers – only skilled classical ballet dancers or skilled contemporary dancers who meet the standard required by internationally recognised UK ballet or contemporary dance companies.
The company must be endorsed as being internationally recognised by a UK industry body such as the Arts Councils (of England, Scotland or Wales).
England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland80% of going rate: £16,960 (£8.70 per hour)
3415Musicians – only skilled orchestral musicians who are leaders, principals, sub-principals or numbered string positions, and who meet the standard required by internationally recognised UK orchestras.
The orchestra must a full member of the Association of British Orchestras.
England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland80% of going rate: £24,960 (£12.80 per hour)
3416Arts officers, producers and directors – all jobsEngland, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland80% of going rate: £23,360 (£11.98 per hour)
3421Graphic designers – all jobsEngland, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland80% of going rate: £18,400 (£9.44 per hour)
5119Agriculture and fishing trades not elsewhere classified – only jobs in the fishing industryEngland, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland80% of going rate: £17,600 (£9.03 per hour)
5215Welding trades – only high integrity pipe welders, where the job requires 3 or more years’ related on-the-job experience. This experience must not have been gained through illegal working.England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland80% of going rate: £18,480 (£9.48 per hour)
5312Bricklayers and masons – all jobsEngland, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland80% of going rate: £18,640 (£9.56 per hour)
5313Roofers, roof tilers and slaters – all jobsEngland, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland80% of going rate: £16,160 (£8.29 per hour)
5315Carpenters and joiners – all jobsEngland, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland80% of going rate: £18,000 (£9.23 per hour)
5319Construction and building trades not elsewhere classified – all jobsEngland, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland80% of going rate: £17,760 (£9.11 per hour)
5321Plasterers – all jobsEngland, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland80% of going rate: £19,200 (£9.85 per hour)
6145Care workers and home carers – private households or individuals (other than sole traders sponsoring someone to work for their business) cannot sponsor Skilled Worker applicantsEngland, Scotland, Wales, Northern IrelandNo going rate – the salary must be at least £20,960 per year or £10.75 per hour
6146Senior care workers – all jobsEngland, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland80% of going rate: £14,880 (£7.63 per hour)
9119Fishing and other elementary agriculture occupations not elsewhere classified – only deckhands on large fishing vessel (9 metres and above).  The job must require 3 or more years’ full-time experience.  This experience must not have been gained through illegal working.England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland80% of going rate: £14,400 (£7.38 per hour)