New Employment Permits Regulations came into force in Ireland on the 3rd April 2017 that will make it easier for lecturers , HGV Drivers and Meat Deboners to get jobs in Ireland.
These regulations saw changes to the Highly Skilled Eligible Occupations List (HSEOL)
The following categories of jobs were added to the list of Highly skilled occupations in short supply
Academics who hold a qualification equivalent to NFQ Level 10 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 an Irish University or Institute of Technology.
Ineligible Categories of Employment List ICEL
General skills in short supply – The following jobs are now exempt from the ICEL list on a temporary basis.
HGV drivers who have a CE or C1E driving licence and subject to a maximum quota of 120 General Employment Permits.
Meat Deboners continue to be exempt and a second tranche of a 160 General Employment Permits maximum quota is released.