“The United Kingdom has released a list of occupations for which qualified Nigerians looking to relocate can apply for work visas.
The list obtained from the UK government website shows 38 occupations are currently being accepted.
A statement of the website reads:
” Check which jobs are on the shortage occupations list in each area of the UK.
“If your job is on the list, you can be paid 80% of the job’s usual going rate to qualify for a Skilled Worker visa.
The annual salaries for these jobs are based on a 37.5-hour working week.
They must be pro-rated for other working patterns, based on the weekly working hours stated by your employer.”
Some of the occupations listed pay as high as N15,000 per hour.
UK companies ready to relocate Nigerians and others through work visas.
Reports revealed the list of companies licensed to sponsor and take international workers to the UK.
The companies cut across technology, commerce, education, media and advertisement, and engineering sectors.
Here is the list of jobs.
|Health services and public health managers and directors||£33,040 (£16.94 per hour)|
|Chemical scientists – only jobs in the nuclear industry||£22,800 (£11.69 per hour)|
|Civil engineers – all jobs||£27,760 (£14.24 per hour)|
|Mechanical engineers – all jobs||£26,400 (£13.54 per hour)|
|Electrical engineers – all jobs||£31,440 (£16.12 per hour)|
|Graphic designers – all jobs||£18,400 (£9.44 per hour)|
|Carpenters and joiners – all jobs||£18,000 (£9.23 per hour)|
To see the full list of occupations check here
The names of the companies approved by the United Kingdom to sponsor visas can be viewed here for anyone interested.