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Overseas Welders needed in the UK

Updated: Apr 26, 2020

We have been describing to you the professions that have been placed on the shortage occupation list in January 2020. These are the professions that have a very high demand for overseas employees on the English labour market. It also means that if you have experience in the occupations specified in the previous post, then your chances of employment on the English labour market will increase significantly.

One of these professions listed as high demand is the welder. Only the high integrity pipe welder where the job requires three or more years' related on-the-job experience in this occupation code.


According to the SOC: "Welding trades workers join metal parts by welding, brazing and soldering, and cut and remove defects from metal using a variety of equipment and techniques."


It is physical and individual work. The welder's workplace is a variety of rooms, e.g. halls, craft workshops, ducts, tanks, ship chambers, interiors of technical equipment and in mines, in construction. The employee must be in good physical condition. The welder's working time depends on the place of employment. In large factories, etc., work can take place in up to three shifts, smaller companies usually work one shift at set hours. Welders used for fault removal (e.g. track, water supply and sewage network) are an exception. The welder must wear working clothes: special welding goggles, gloves and overalls. During welding operations, the employee is exposed to occupational diseases: burns, chipping, hot metal, ultraviolet irradiation, back, arm, arm and leg pain through various positions during work, carrying heavy tools and components, may also cause back injuries.


It is also essential to have good health and a satisfactory physical condition: good eye-hand coordination, dexterity of hands, visual acuity, aptitude for performing practical tasks, technical thinking ability, differentiating colours, ability to concentrate attention. The profession is not recommended for allergy sufferers or asthmatics, people with visual impairments, balance disorders and epilepsy - it is also not a profession for disabled people. Besides, this employee should be characterized by accuracy, discipline, as well as the ability to cooperate with other colleagues. Average salary a year in England is £18,000 Starter to £33,000 Experienced.


If you are interested in migrating for work purpose as a pipe welder, make sure you have a Professional CV that covers all of your professional experience, qualifications, skills and education. If you don't know what is a CV or you don't know how to create one, feel free to contact us or visit our website to place your order for Professional CV that will guarantee you at least first contact with a potential employer in England.


Get ready before the government makes changes to the shortage occupation list.


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