The Home Office asked the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to carry out a partial review of the Tier 2 shortage occupation list. Jobs on this list are not subject to the resident labour market test.
On this occasion, it considered graduate occupations in the health and digital technology sectors and linesworkers in the energy industry.
In its report published today, the MAC recommends the addition of 12 job titles including experienced digital technology professionals, core psychiatry trainees, prothetists, orthotists and paramedics. Some jobs in the health sector are recommended for removal from the shortage occupation list. The full list is contained in chapter 8 of the report.
The Home Office will now decide whether to act on the MAC's recommendations.