With effect from 18 December 2006, actuaries will be removed from the shortage occupation list.
As a result of this change all work permit applications received by Work Permits (UK) on or after 18 December 2006 for actuaries will need to be subject to a full resident labour test. Employers will be required to submit evidence that posts have been advertised, with full details of those who applied and were interviewed, and why resident nationals were not considered suitable. Only when the resident labour test has been satisfied will consideration be given to issuing a work permit.
This change to the shortage occupation list has been the result of consultation with industry stakeholders, which showed there is no longer evidence to support the continued inclusion of actuaries on the shortage occupation list.