Customs & Immigration

FALKLAND ISLANDS WORKFORCE SHORTAGE LIST 2021

Workplace Shortage Occupations

SOCC

Skilled building trades (Carpenters, Plumbers, Electricians, Stone masons)

 

Bricklayers and Masons

5312

Plumbers and heating ventilating engineers

5314

Carpenters and jointers

5315

Glaziers, Window fabricators and fitters

5316

Electricians and electrical fitters

5241

Construction and Building Trades (n.e.c. - not elsewhere classified)

5319

Administrative and Secretarial Occupations

 

Administrative officers, supervisory clerical officers and personal assistants

4159

Office clerks and computer systems operators

 

office managers and supervisors

4161

Elementary Services Occupations

 

Hospitality and  kitchen staff inc bar staff

 

Kitchen and Catering Assistants

9272

Bar Staff

9274

Engineering Professionals

 

Vehicle technicians, mechanics and electricians

5231

Mechanical Engineers

2122

Electrical Engineers

2123

Civil Engineers

2121

Engineering  Professionals n.e.c

2129

Information Technology Professionals

 

IT project managers

2131

IT managers

2132

IT business analysts, architects and systems designers

2133

Programmers and software development professionals

2134

Cyber security professionals

2135

IT quality and testing professionals

2136

IT network professionals

2137

Information technology professionals n.e.c.

2139

Managers, Directors and Senior Officials

 

Chief Executives and Senior Officials

1115

Functional managers and directors n.e.c (e.g. Government heads of department, heads of service and other public service managers)

1169

Deputy heads of department, deputy heads of service, heads of section and deputy section supervisors

 

Teaching and Educational Professionals

 

Primary and Nursery education teaching professionals

2315

Secondary Education Teaching Professionals

2314

Childcare and Related Personal Services

 

Teaching assistants

6125

Special needs education teaching professionals

2316

Therapy Professionals

 

Speech and language therapists

2223

Physiotherapists

2221

Chiropodist/Podiatrist

2218

Food Preparation and Hospitality Trades

5434

Chefs  incl. pastry chefs and sous chefs

5435

Cooks

5432

Bakers and Flour Confectioners

 

Transport  Associate Professional

 

Aircraft flight engineers and loadmasters

3512

Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers

 

Protective Service Occupations

3312

Police officers sergeant and below

1172

Senior Police Officers

 

Health Professionals

 

Medical Practitioners and Consultants

2211

Occupational Therapists

2222

Psychologists

2212

Pharmacists

2213

Medical radiographers

2217

Dental Practitioners

2215

Veterinarians

2216

Health Professionals n.e.c

2219

Nursing and Midwifery Professionals

 

Nurses

2231

Welfare Professionals

 

Social workers and support workers

2442

Social services consultants and support workers

 

Ministers of religion and other religious professionals

 

Conservation and Environment Professionals

 

Conservation professionals

2141

Environment professionals

2142

Natural and Social Science Professionals

 

Chemical scientists

2111

Biological scientists and biochemists (including fisheries scientists, observers and inspectors)

2112

Physical scientists (including agronomists)

2113

Science, Engineering and Production Technicians

 

Science, engineering and production technicians n.e.c.

3119

Laboratory technicians

3111

Legal Professionals

 

Barristers and judges

2412

Solicitors

2413

Legal professionals n.e.c.

2419

Legal secretaries

4212

Business, Research and Administrative Professionals

 

Business and financial project management professionals

2424

Business, research and administrative professionals n.e.c.

2429

Chartered and certified accountants

2421

Actuaries, economists and statisticians

2425

Auditors

 

Media Professionals

 

Public relations professionals

2472

Editors, journalists, graphic designers and web designers

 

Architects, Town Planners and Surveyors

 

Architects

2431

Quantity surveyors

2433

Building and civil engineering technicians

3114

Construction and building trades n.e.c.

5319

Administrative Occupations: Finance

 

Book-keepers, payroll managers and wages clerks

4122

Functional Managers and Directors

 

Financial managers and directors

1131

Financial administrative occupations n.e.c.

4129

Electrical and Electronic Trades

 

Telecommunications  engineers

 

Metal Forming, Welding and Related Trades

 

Specialist professional consultants not elsewhere specified

 

Ship’s deck and engineering officers, and other merchant and fishing vessel crew members

 

Managers and directors in transport and distribution

1162

Oil industry consultants and specialist technicians incl. drilling superintendents and engineers

 

Agricultural, Fishing and Related Trades

 

Sheep Shearers                                                      

5120

Farm workers,

Agricultural and fishing trades

9111

5119

Vessel operations managers, shipping agents, merchant and fishing company managers

 

Security guards and related occupations         

9241

Sales and retail assistants  

Retail cashiers and check-out operators                                             

7111

7112

Domestic Services (Cleaning operatives)        

9233

Tour guides                                                                                                                                    

6219

Drivers and transport/machinery operatives                   

(Large goods vehicle, bus, coach)

8211-8214

SOCC= Standard Occupational Classification Codes (published by the UK Office for National Statistics)

n.e.c. = not elsewhere classified


 

SUMMARY LIST

1

Skilled building trades (Carpenters, Plumbers, Electricians, Stone masons)

2

Administrative and Secretarial Occupations

3

Elementary Services Occupations

4

Engineering Professionals

5

Information Technology Professionals

6

Managers, Directors and Senior Officials

7

Teaching and Educational Professionals

8

Childcare and Related Personal Services

9

Therapy Professionals

10

Food Preparation and Hospitality Trades

11

Transport  Associate Professional

12

Protective Service Occupations

13

Health Professionals

14

Nursing and Midwifery Professionals

15

Welfare Professionals

16

Conservation and Environment Professionals

17

Natural and Social Science Professionals

18

Science, Engineering and Production Technicians

19

Legal professionals

20

Business, Research and Administrative Professionals

21

Media Professionals

22

Architects, Town Planners and Surveyors

23

Administrative Occupations: Finance

24

Functional Managers and Directors

25

Electrical and Electronic Trades

26

Metal Forming, Welding and Related Trades

27

Managers and directors in transport and distribution

28

Agricultural and Related Trades, Farm workers, Fishing

29

Security guards and related occupations

30

Sales and retail assistants, Retail cashiers and check-out operators

31

Domestic Services (Cleaning operatives)

32

Tour guides

33

Drivers and transport/machinery operatives

18th February 2021

To be announced soon - an exciting new partnership between the Falkland Islands Government, via the Customs & Immigration Service, and Islands employers – the Registered Employers Scheme (RES).

Maximum validity of work permits

On 21st February 2018 Executive Council approved a recommendation to allow the Principal Immigration Officer to grant or renew a work permit so as to be valid for a period of up to four years when required.

It is hoped that this action will help to mitigate retention and recruitment issues for employers, ahead of more comprehensive changes, by creating more job security for staff who are holders of work permits.

Employers will be asked to provide evidence of the duration of employment offered with the application for a new permit.

For further information please contact the Immigration Officer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.