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What is the Shortage Occupation List?

The Shortage Occupation List is a list of occupations which cannot be filled with enough skilled workers who live in the UK in that particular sector. It aims to highlight those jobs suffering shortages which can be filled by employer sponsorship of migrants workers.

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