There are always jobs where there is an over-saturation of people working and more people than places. Alternatively, there are also a number of careers where there’s a significant shortage of people and not enough in training.
In the UK these sorts of shortages mean that there is a need for immigration and people to come in to perform the jobs, there is no one trained to actually perform. So, with that in mind, here is a list of the jobs there is a shortage of UK workers trained to do.
Oil and Gas
There is a vast shortage of jobs in the oil and gas industry in the UK and the ‘Shortage Occupation List’ states that there are plenty of places for people from a range of engineering backgrounds to work in this area in the UK. From drilling engineers to mechanical engineers and electrical engineers working a wide range of areas – the UK has a large shortage of people in these roles. Of course, with the nation hoping to become increasingly independent as regards producing its own power and the growth of gas fracking likely, there could be even more places in the future.
The environmental area is one that’s grown largely in recent times, and there are a number of jobs in the construction and ground engineering sector related to the environment. From specialists in the contaminated land to landfill engineers, this area is one with a notable shortage, and one the UK is currently importing people to do work in. Certainly one to consider for those looking for an area where there is no shortage of opportunity.
Even though there is no official shortage of workers in areas such as plumbing and the like, there is still a need for British trained apprentices and this is set to be increasingly the case in the near future. The job offers plenty of prospects and is interesting, as well as allows you to earn as you train – a notable benefit. Welding engineers, cable jointers, chefs and aircraft maintenance qualified people are also very welcome in the UK due to the shortage of people within these occupations at present.
There’s no shortage of the requirement for a variety of medical practitioners in the UK and people trained in a wide range of medical areas can find work in the UK. Medical staff who are trained in everything from general medicine, to old age psychiatry to a number of nursing areas are in short supply in the UK and there is a Need for these people to come and fill empty spots within the NHS.
A number of educational areas are suffering a shortage of workers in the UK. One of the areas where there is a significant gap is within the maths and science areas in secondary schools. Overseas trained teachers are welcome in the UK educational system if they are qualified in the areas of maths, chemistry or physics.
These are just some of the trades and careers where there is a shortage of people and to get a better idea why not take a look at the Government’s Occupation List.