Work Permits

Home Department written question – answered on 11th March 2009.

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Photo of James Clappison James Clappison Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 10 February 2009, Hansard, columns 1834-5W, on work permits, if she will give a breakdown of the occupations in the category, "Others."

Photo of Phil Woolas Phil Woolas Minister of State (also in the Home Office), Home Office, Minister of State (also in the Home Office), HM Treasury

holding answer 23 February 2009

The following table provides a breakdown of occupations in the category "Others" and the associated number of individual approved work permit applications for the period 1 January 2006 to 31 December 2008 with the appropriate caveats.

W ork permit applications approved between 1 January 2006 and 31 December 2008 by selected category of occupation
Occupation 2006 2007 2008 Total
Polo Groom 900 1,025 1,590 3,515
Other Legal Occupation 1,095 1,140 1,035 3,270
Head Chef 970 955 1,130 3,060
Lecturer (University) 990 1,110 890 2,990
Second Chef 975 945 950 2,875
Computer Programmer 980 800 950 2,730
Other Construction/Land Occupation 815 810 820 2,445
Musician 780 805 845 2,430
Architect 855 845 730 2,430
Fashion (Model) 710 750 835 2,300
Pharmacist 660 670 760 2,090
Researchers-Sponsored 735 715 470 1,920
Restaurant Manager 670 575 665 1,915
Social Worker 785 550 560 1,895
Groom 335 495 575 1,405
Other Entertainment Related Occupation 410 420 485 1,315
Singer 390 435 450 1,275
Surveyor 435 475 340 1,245
Mushroom Processor - SBS 1,155 10 * 1,165
Electrical/Electronic Engineer 365 345 385 1,095
Radiographer 345 445 295 1,080
Senior House Officer 640 345 65 1,050
Specialist Registrar 595 250 195 1,040
Lawyer 435 365 220 1,020
Waiter/Waitress 470 385 165 1,020
Civil/Structural Engineer 290 395 325 1,010
Jockey (Work Rider) 245 315 405 970
Other Transport Related Occupation 370 315 280 965
General Manager 320 325 265 910
Aircraft Engineer 200 270 395 870
Meat Process Operative-SBS 850 5 855
Solicitor 275 265 310 850
Auditing 305 280 265 850
Cricket Player/Coach 195 245 340 775
Other Agricultural Occupation 345 205 175 730
Physiotherapist 305 245 170 720
Foundation Programme Dr 355 215 145 715
Cricket Player 270 250 180 700
Fashion (Other Related Occupation) 280 220 180 685
Mechanical Engineer 220 210 230 660
Disc Jockey 210 205 225 640
Computer Engineer 290 160 175 620
Skilled Craftsmen 235 145 190 570
It Manager 185 185 185 560
Actor (Film) 185 175 180 540
Trader 150 200 180 530
Dental Surgeon 215 155 145 520
Architectural Technician 155 185 175 515
Technician (Film) 140 185 160 485
Geologist 140 155 190 485
Meat Cutter - SBS 460 15 * 480
Occupational Therapist 180 155 140 475
Network Specialist 160 150 115 430
Polo Player 120 115 180 415
Other Sports Related Occupation 125 165 100 390
Veterinary Surgeon 140 135 115 390
Hotel Manager 175 115 85 375
Database Specialist 90 155 105 350
Biomedical Scientist 135 100 95 330
Actor (Theatre) 110 115 100 325
Kabaddi Player 110 110 95 315
Personnel/Training Manager 100 125 90 310
Dancer (Other) 105 115 90 305
Comedian 70 90 105 260
Investment Analyst 65 90 100 255
Ice Hockey Player 60 85 105 250
Producer (TV) 75 75 95 250
Circus Artiste 95 70 75 245
Lacrosse Development Officer 60 75 100 235
Meat Packer - SBS 235 235
Teacher Foreign Circ 80 85 70 235
Midwife 70 90 70 235
Basketball Player 80 80 70 230
Rugby Union Player 75 70 75 220
Actuary 90 75 55 220
Director (Film) 75 75 65 215
Football Player 70 65 70 210
Hospital Consultant 80 50 60 190
Process Operatives - SBS 190 190
Dancer (Ballet) 60 55 65 180
Psychiatrist 110 40 25 175
Producer (Film) 75 45 50 175
Chemical Engineer 55 65 55 170
Conductor 60 50 65 170
Optician 80 45 40 170
Ship Related Occupation 60 55 55 165
Rugby League Player 60 45 50 155
Personal Assistant 60 50 45 155
Dental Nurse 60 45 50 155
Electronic Engineer 40 35 80 155
Choreographer 50 50 50 150
Fish Filleter - SBS 150 150
Transport & Highways Engineer 50 55 40 145
Meat Bone Extractor - SBS 145 145
Medical Practitioner 55 35 55 145
Manager (Entertainment Related) 45 40 60 140
Animator 45 55 40 140
Sheep Shearer 30 55 50 140
Writer 35 40 55 135
Editor (Film) 40 45 35 115
Purchasing Manager 40 40 30 115
Catering Manager 50 30 30 110
Receptionist 65 25 20 110
Advertising/Public Relations Manager 45 35 30 110
Legal Executive 35 20 55 110
Railway Engineer 50 40 20 105
GP Registrar 65 25 10 100
Coach (Other) 25 35 30 90
Director (Theatre) 40 15 35 90
Editor (TV) 35 35 20 90
Speech Therapist 35 35 20 90
Audiologist 30 20 35 85
Actor (TV) 20 35 25 80
Cricket Coach 25 25 25 80
Technician (Theatre) 40 20 20 80
Farm Worker 40 15 20 75
Attorney 30 25 20 75
Presenter 30 20 25 75
Boxer 30 25 20 70
Dietician 30 20 25 70
Investment Manager 30 15 20 70
Fish Packer - SBS 65 65
Insurance Broker 20 25 20 65
Motor Sports Driver 15 20 25 65
Technician (Music) 15 10 40 65
Bank Manager 20 20 25 65
Camera Person (TV/Film) 25 30 10 65
Psychologist 30 20 15 65
Chiropractor 25 25 10 60
Jockey 20 25 15 60
Kitchen Assistant - SBS 45 15 60
Acupuncturist 20 20 20 60
Polo Trainer 35 20 5 60
Photographer 20 20 15 55
Trimmer - SBS 55 55
Water Engineer 15 25 20 55
Treasurer/Financial Mgr 15 25 15 55
Meat Bone Breaker - SBS 55 55
Assistant Dentist 30 20 5 50
Speedway 15 15 15 50
Interpreter/Translator 20 15 10 50
Airline Pilot 10 20 15 45
Director TV 10 25 10 45
Ice Skater 10 20 15 45
Road Crew 10 15 20 45
It Architect (Senior) 15 20 10 40
Materials Engineer 15 15 10 40
Animal Gut Remover - SBS 30 30
Rail Engineer (Structural/Bridge) 10 15 5 30
Snooker Player 10 10 10 30
Dancer (Contemporary) 10 5 10 30
Food Service Op - SBS 30 30
Technician (TV) 5 15 10 30
Electronic and Opto-Elect 5 10 10 25
Producer (Music) 10 10 10 25
Composer 5 10 10 25
Captain 10 15 * 25
Cold Store Operative - SBS 25 25
Farm Manager 10 5 10 25
TV Consultant 5 5 10 25
Hockey Player 10 10 5 20
Stock Broker 5 10 5 20
Commentator * 10 10 20
Director Music 5 5 5 20
Gymnasts Coach 10 5 5 20
Chick Sexer 5 15 * 20
Rail Engineer (Transport/Highway) 15 * 5 20
Martial Arts Coach 10 5 5 15
Racquet Sport Coach 10 5 * 15
Cleaner Of Premises - SBS 15 * 15
Waiting Staff - SBS 15 * 15
Circus Rigger 5 * 5 15
Editor (Music) 5 5 5 15
Rugby Union Coach 5 5 5 15
Water Sports Related Occupation 5 5 5 15
Helicopter Pilot 10 5 5 15
Meat Slaughterer - SBS 15 15
Chef (NVQ2 & Below) - SBS 15 15
Fitness Consultant 5 5 5 10
Production Accountant 5 * 5 10
Wrestler 5 5 5 10
Other Occupation-SBS (Gen) 10 10
Lairageman - SBS 10 10
Basketball Coach 5 5 * 10
Magician 5 5 5 10
Commodity Broker * 5 5 10
Other Occupation-SBS (Fish) 10 10
Mc (Master Of Ceremonies) 5 * 10
Boxing Coach 5 5 * 5
Dental Anaesthetist 5 * 5
Not Stated * 5 5 5
Chiropodist/Podiatrist * * * 5
Bar Staff - SBS 5 * 5
Football Manager/Coach * * 5
Room Attendant - SBS 5 5
Rugby League Coach * * 5
Advocate * * 5
Hockey Coach * * 5
Martial Arts Performer 5 5
Racquet Sport Player * * * 5
Assistant Optometrist * * *
Gymnast * *
Ice Hockey Coach * * *
Kirtan Performer * *
American Football Tech * *
Barrister * *
Other Occupation - SBS (Meat) * *
Reception Staff - SBS * *
Total 30,935 25,975 25,320 82,235
Notes:

Figures are rounded to nearest 5.

Because of rounding, figures may not add up to totals shown.

The figures quoted are not provided under National Statistics protocols and have been derived from local management information and are therefore provisional and subject to change. The occupational categories used are not compatible with those in the Standard Occupational Classification

Caveats:

The figures do not equate to the number of individual nationals who were granted permits because they include those applications approved to extend or amend an existing permit or where the individual has moved to another job with a different employer. Not all those who were granted a permit took up the job and some may have been refused entry clearance or further leave to remain.

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