Occupations still qualifying for entry under Tier 2 are nurses and teaching professionals 8th February 2011: If you are a nurse, a teacher, a civil engineer or even a finance and investment analyst, the doors are still wide open for you.
Though the new shorter list of occupations eligible for migration under Tier 2 of the points-based system, as recommended by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC), is apprehended to cut the number of qualifying occupations from 192 to 121, you will still be welcomed if you belong to the these categories.
The UK Border Agency has itself asserted: “Among the occupations, which would still qualify for entry under Tier 2 of the points-based system, are nurses, teaching professionals, civil engineers and finance and investment analysts.
The immigration minister, Damian Green, said this is a valuable contribution to ensuring that the immigration system allows firms to bring in people with necessary skills without immigration becoming the first resort to fill a wide range of available jobs.
As part of the package for limiting non-EU economic migration, the UK are raising the minimum skill level at which people can come to work in the UK under tier two.
He added: "We asked the Migration Advisory Committee to advise the Government on graduate level occupations to ensure that only those who are able to fill skilled jobs can come to the UK."