Scotland Popular with UK Work Visa Holders

  • 58% of respondents considered Scotland their ‘top choice location to live and work’
  • 89% said Job Satisfaction was the most important factor for those considering a new place to work and live
  • 84% said Salary was the most important factor for those considering a new place to work and live
  • 83% said work / life balance was the most important factor for those considering a new place to work and live

Many respondents said job vacancies attracted them to the country; others said history, culture, people and outdoor activities.

The Head of TalentScotland, Hazel Sinclair, said that “It’s great to see that Scotland is still the number one choice for global jobseekers looking to live and work in the UK. TalentScotland has already helped hundreds of people relocate to Scotland. With high value and exciting jobs in key sectors, including electronics, energy, life sciences and financial services we have fantastic opportunities for those looking to develop their career. Scotland is also blessed with many of the quality of life factors that jobseekers find important. With affordable housing, a world class education system and some of the world’s most glorious outdoors, Scotland has plenty to offer as well as a great career.”

Scottish Skill Shortages

For some time Scotland has been in need of highly skilled professionals from outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) due to skill shortages in sectors including engineering, energy and technology. Roles in these industries currently officially considered in shortage by the UK Border Agency include:

Hydro geologist, Geophysicistm, Geoscientist, Geophysical Specialist, Engineering Geophysicist, Engineering Geomorphologist, Geotechnical Engineer, Geotechnical Design Engineer, Geotechnical Specialist, Reservoir Panel Engineer, Rock Mechanics Engineer, Soil Mechanics Engineer, Geomechanics Engineer, Tunnelling Engineer, Petroleum Engineer, Geoenvironmental Engineer, Contaminated Land Engineer, Drilling Engineer, Completions Engineer, Fluids Engineer, Reservoir Engineer, Status Resource Engineer, Offshore and Subsea Engineer, Control and Instrument Engineer, Process Safety Engineer, Planning Drilling Engineer , Subsurface Engineer, Project Civil Engineer in the Electricity Generation Industry, Contaminated Land Engineer

Commonwealth Contractors

At Commonwealth Contractors we partner with OISC Registered Immigration Firms and Tier 2 Licensed Consultancies who may be prepared, where required, to sponsor an individual on a Tier 2 Visa (formerly UK Work Permit). If you are a highly skilled international professional working in one of the sectors or roles detailed above we would like to hear from you. Our OISC Registered Immigration Partners specialise in dealing with Tier 1 General (formerly the Highly Skilled Migrant Programme) Visa Applications and Extensions.

For more Information call Commonwealth Contractors now on 0330 390 9021 or Submit your details now and we will get right back to you.


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