Change’s to the shortage occupation list

With immediate effect, Overhead Electricity Linesworkers have been added to the shortage occupation list.

As a result of this change work permit applications for Overhead Electricity Linesworkers will no longer need to be subject to a full resident labour test.

This change to the shortage occupation list has been the result of consultation with the Department for Trade & Industry and Energy & Utility Skills, which is the Sector Skills Council for the electricity industry.