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Jobs you can apply for a visa, for Australia New Zealand and the UK?

In today’s global economy, there are many countries looking to fill the gaps in their economy. The best way for them to do this is to source skills and workforces from all around the world. Any person wanting to put in the hard work will find themselves very much sought-after by companies in countries like Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Being a chef, and a qualified one at that, means you can find yourself at the front of the queue when applying for a skills visa.

Below are the jobs that continue to feature on the skills shortage lists of Australia, New Zealand and the UK which will help you to land a job in these countries. Big hint: You will find Chef on all 3 of them.


Even though Australia has brought in a number of visa reforms to curb the high number of immigrations each year. Some 200 occupations have been cut from the list and an entire ban placed on those wanting to immigrate to Sydney or Melbourne!

There is still a great demand for trade workers though, with demand still not being met. This includes occupations like building inspectors, plumbers, bricklayers, etc. These are not the only jobs though and the Australian Department of Home Affairs has lots of advice and information available, which you can find on this link: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/

The list of jobs includes:

  • Chef;
  • Civil Engineer;
  • Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher;
  • Electrician (General);
  • ICT Business Analyst;
  • Landscape Architect;
  • Life Scientist (General);
  • Locksmith;
  • Management Consultant;
  • Occupational Therapist;
  • Panelbeater;
  • Registered Nurse

New Zealand

New Zealand has updated their list for Essential Skills in Demand (ESID) which highlights the jobs which can be filled by foreigners. If a job is on the list, a New Zealand business is able to apply for a visa for a worker that is qualified from overseas.

Although teaching continues to be a skill shortage in New Zealand, there are still many jobs that feature on the shortage list:

  • Clinical psychologist;
  • Developer;
  • Electrician;
  • Chef de Partie or higher
  • Engineering (chemical, electric, mechanical, structural);
  • General Practitioner;
  • ICT Project Manager;
  • Physiotherapist;
  • Programmer ;
  • Software Engineer;
  • Veterinarian

To see whats required to qualify as a chef, click on this link https://skillshortages.immigration.govt.nz/chef


The UK is looking to push back against Brexodus which is happening as talented professionals or companies are leaving the UK in droves because of Brexit. A lot of new occupations have been included with all roles now being included for expanded jobs. The list of jobs has now increased from 1% to 10% in the current UK labour market. You can find more information on this link:

See below for a snippet of some of the jobs included on the list:

  • Civil engineers;
  • Mechanical engineers;
  • IT business analysts, architects and systems designers;
  • Medical practitioners;
  • Nurses;
  • Teachers;
  • Graphic designers;
  • Web design and development professionals;
  • Programmers and software development professionals;
  • Dancers and choreographers;
  • Chefs

Should you be thinking of studying a culinary qualification, to travel the world and maybe obtain a visa, then International Culinary Studio should be your Culinary School of choice. We provide internationallly recognised chef qualifications which are recognised in all these three countries. To speak to a student advisor for further assistance, click on this link and leave your details