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An A-Z of jobs under £30,000 – the threshold that could bar skilled EU migrants

The governments white paper on migration, due to be published this year, could include extending the £30,000 minimum salary threshold to EU migrants.

Currently, non-EU migrants need a specific category of visa to come and work in the UK – the “skilled workers” one requires them to earn at least £30,000 and to have a job offer.

According to multiple newspaper reports, this could be the new policy for skilled EU migrants too: they may be required to have a job offer and hit the minimum salary threshold (£30,000) before they can come to the UK on five-year-long visas.

So if this became policy, it would rule out these jobs…

A Ambulance crew members[hhmc]

B Bus drivers[hhmc]

C Chefs[hhmc]

D Dieticians[hhmc]

E Electricians[hhmc]

F Firefighters[hhmc]

G GP receptionists[hhmc]

H Healthcare assistants[hhmc]

I Interpreters[hhmc]

J Junior doctors[hhmc]

K Kindergarten teachers[hhmc]

L Lab technicians[hhmc]

M Midwives[hhmc]

N Nurses[hhmc]

O Occupational therapists[hhmc]

P Paramedics[hhmc]

Q Quality control chemists[hhmc]

R Research scientists[hhmc]

S Social workers[hhmc]

T Teachers[hhmc]

U University administrators[hhmc]

V Vets[hhmc]

W Welfare workers[hhmc]

X X ray and other NHS radiographers[hhmc]

Y Youth workers[hhmc]

Z Zoo keepers[hhmc]

Anoosh Chakelian is senior writer at the New Statesman.

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