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Highly Skilled Eligible Occupations List

Employments in respect of which there is a shortage in respect of qualifications, experience or skills which are required for the proper functioning of the economy

This list is set out in Schedule 3 of the Regulations.

The Highly Skilled Eligible Occupations List is organised using the Standard Occupational Classification system (SOC 2010), a system which classifies workers into occupational categories for the purpose of collecting, calculating, or disseminating data. Specific capabilities or skills that are eligible within a broader occupation category are listed under ‘Employments with Specific Skills’ – applicants with these skills may apply for Critical Skills Employment Permits. If your employment falls within the broad employment category but you do not have a specialism as indicated under ‘Employments with specific skills’, you may not be eligible for a Critical Skills Employment Permit.

      

  

SOC-3  

  
  

Employment category

  
  

SOC-4

  
  

Employments with Specific Skills

  

211

Natural and Social Science Professionals

2111

Chemical scientists in manufacturing (including food & beverages,  medical devices), product development, analytical development, clinical   co-vigilance, or biotechnology or related and relevant specialist    skills, qualifications or experience

2112

Medical laboratory scientists

Biological scientists and biochemists in manufacturing (including food  & beverages, medical devices), product development, analytical   development, clinical co-vigilance, or biotechnology or related and relevant   specialist  skills, qualifications or experience

2113

Physical scientists in manufacturing (including food & beverages,  medical devices), product development, analytical development, clinical   co-vigilance, or biotechnology or related and relevant specialist    skills, qualifications or experience

212

Engineering Professionals

2122

Mechanical engineers specializing in:                                          

  • Quality control, or validation and regulation engineering (high tech industry; food and beverages), or  
  • Mechanical engineering (especially polymer engineering skills in the areas of pharmaceuticals, medical devices or green economy), or 
  • Chemical process engineering,   or                          
  • Process automation engineering, or
  • Power generation, transmission and distribution, or
  • Related and relevant specialist skills, qualifications or experience

2123

Electrical engineers specialising in:

  • Chip design, test engineering, or application engineering, or
  • Process automation engineering, or
  • Power generation, transmission and distribution, or
  • Related and relevant specialist skills, qualifications or experience

2124

Electronics engineers specialising in:

  • Chip design, test engineering, or application engineering, or
  • Process automation engineering, or
  • Power generation, transmission and distribution, or
  • Related and relevant specialist skills, qualifications or   experience                                                                                            

2126

Design and development engineers specializing in:                     

  • Quality control, or validation and regulation engineering (high tech   industry; food and beverages), or
  • Chip design, test engineering, or application engineering, or
  • Process automation engineering, or
  • Power generation, transmission and distribution, or
  • Related and relevant specialist skills, qualifications or   experience  

2127

Production and process engineers specialising in:

  • Quality control, or validation and regulation engineering (high tech   industry; food and beverages), or 
  • Chemical process engineering, or
  • Process automation engineering, or
  • Power generation, transmission and distribution, or
  • Related and relevant specialist  skills, qualifications or   experience

 2129

 Material scientists

113

ICT Professionals

1136

Information technology and telecommunications directors

213

2133

IT specialist managers

2134

IT project and programme managers

2135

IT business analysts, architects and systems designers

2136

Programmers and software development professionals

2137

Web design and development professionals

2139

All other ICT professionals not elsewhere classified

221

Health Professionals

2211

Medical practitioners

 2213

Industrial pharmacists

2217

  •   Radiographers
  •   Radiation therapists
  •   Vascular technologists/physiologists
  •   Gastro intestinal technologists/physiologists
  •   Respiratory Physiologists

2219

  •   Audiologists
  •   Perfusionists

118

Health and Social Services Managers and Directors

1181

Senior health services and public health managers and directors

223

Nursing and Midwifery Professionals

2231

  •   Registered Nurses (RGN, MHN, ID and   Children’s nurses)
  •   Clinical Nurse Specialists
  •   Clinical Nurse Managers
  •   Advanced Nursing Practitioners

2232

  •   Registered Midwives
  •   Clinical Midwife Specialists
  •   Clinical Midwife Managers
  •   Advanced Midwife Practitioners

222

Therapy Professionals

2229

Orthoptists

321

 

Health Associate Professionals

 

3218

  •   Prosthetists
  •   Orthotists

 3213

  •   PHECC Registered Paramedics
  •   PHECC Registered Advanced Paramedic Practitioners

231

Teaching and Educational Professionals

2311

Academics who hold a qualification equivalent to Level 10 of the National Framework of Qualifications in a given discipline awarded no less than two calendar years prior to the date of application for an employment permit, with a minimum of one academic year of  relevant teaching experience, and the employment concerned is in a third level institution governed by the Irish Universities Act 1997 (No. 24 of 1997) and the Institutes of Technology Act 2006 (No. 25 of 2006)

242

Business, Research and Administrative Professionals

2421

  • Chartered and certified accountants and taxation experts specializing in tax, compliance, regulation, solvency, or financial management, or related and relevant specialist skills, qualifications or experience.
  • Qualified accountants with at least three years' auditing experience, who are full members of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) and whom have relevant work experience in the areas of US GAAP reporting and Global Audit and Advisory Services and the   employment concerned is in MNC Global Audit Services.
  • Tax consultants specializing in non-EEA tax consultancy and compliance with a professional tax qualification or legal qualification with tax specialism, and has a minimum of three years' experience of tax consultancy requirements and regulations in the relevant non-EEA market. 

2423

Management consultants and business analysts specialising in big data analytics with skills in IT, data mining, modelling, and advanced maths or related and relevant specialist skills, qualifications or experience

2424

Business and financial project management professionals specializing in finance & investment analytics, risk analytics, credit, fraud analytics or related and relevant specialist skills, qualifications or experience

2425

Actuaries, economists and statisticians specialising in big data analytics with skills in IT, data mining, modelling, and advanced maths or related and relevant specialist skills, qualifications or experience

246

Quality and Regulatory Professionals

2461

Quality control and planning engineers

2462

Quality assurance and regulatory professionals

2463

Environmental health professionals

354      

 

 

Sales, Marketing and Related Associate Professionals

 

3542   

Business sales executives specialising in International Sales Roles or |ITB2B sales roles and with fluency in the official language, apart from English, of a state which is not a Member State of the EEA

 3543

International marketing experts with required domain knowledge specialising in product strategy development and management with technical and product/service knowledge (pharmaceutical, medical devices, Software B2B, SaaS products)  

Employment Permits Section
03 April 2017

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