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MAC report: Revised shortage occupation list!

12 September 2011

Today the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) recommends the shortage list be reduced to cover 190,000 employees (not migrants) or well under 1 per cent of the UK workforce.

A total of 29 job titles are recommended for removal from the list. They include: secondary school biology teachers; consultants in obstetrics and gynaecology; paediatric surgery; nuclear medicine and paediatric dentistry; veterinary surgeons; and orchestral musicians.

The 33 recommended additions to the list include: consultants in emergency medicine; actuaries; specific roles within the visual effects and 2D/3D computer animation for film; television and the video games sectors; high integrity pipe welders; environmental scientists; and operations managers in the decommissioning areas of the nuclear industry and geochemists. These will help to ensure the UK remains a leading global player in these fields.

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