Keeping the Options Open

From Reuters UK yesterday, comes the following report that may be of interest to the many classically trained dancers and hovercraft operators who are regular readers of Culture Shock (or anyone planning a post-election move):

LONDON (Reuters Life!) - Britain needs more math teachers, hovercraft officers and ballet dancers, according to a draft list of occupations with a shortage of workers published by a government advisory body on Tuesday.

The full list includes chefs, sheep shearers and jockeys, although all must be "skilled", as well as specialist civil engineers, medical consultants and veterinary surgeons.

It forms part of a new points-based immigration system designed to cut the number of workers coming to Britain from outside the 30-nation European Economic Area (the European Union plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway).


Unknown said...

What about bloggers? Are bloggers on the wanted list?

MightyToyCannon said...

I suspect that the UK, like the USA is packed full of bloggers like us. No need to import any.