The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) this week published its first review of the shortage occupation lists for skilled workers coming to the UK from outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
Some jobs, such as Quantity Surveyors, have been removed, but new jobs have been added, for instance orchestral musicians, visual effects and computer animation technicians and contemporary dancers.
The skills threshold changed for care assistants (Social Care Workers) and chefs.
MAC have recommended that the qualification threshold for overseas Social Care Workers be changed to NQF (National Qualification Framework)/NVQ (National Vocational Qualification) Level 2 and the minimum salary cut from £8.80 to £7.80.
Provided the Government implements MAC’s recommendations, the changes will be welcome news for the Care Sector, Senior Carers and NVQ Health and Social Care students.
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