21 February 2008
UK immigration could be solution for manufactures shortage
Skilled manufacturers are in short supply in the UK, according to a bath manufacturer in Bradford. Clearwater Collection, a company which produces baths for the likes of the Beckhams and Sir Paul McCartney, has claimed it is struggling to find staff to meet the demand of customers. The skills shortage problem could be one which can be solved through UK immigration.
Darren Allison, managing director of Clearwater Collection, told the Telegraph and Argus: "We are going from strength to strength and have jobs available for the right people and I'm disappointed that we have not been able to recruit anyone so far." Mr Allison claims that he needs 12 skilled workers to fill positions in his factory. He also said that the company faces a shortage of laminators, mould makers and vacuum formers.
The news follows research from Blueprint for UK Construction Skills, which revealed that in the UK there is a need for 17,000 qualified electricians to enter into the industry by 2011, through UK immigration or other ways.
Anyone interested in getting a better understanding of their current position under UK visa regulations should request a call from a qualified UK Visa Bureau migration consultant to see if they are eligible for migration to the UK, or call direct on Freephone 0800 043 7011. Alternatively, HSMP visa hopefuls should try taking the HSMP online assessment.