Fast Food Chefs - Graduates Only Need Apply
New employment rules aim to crack down on immigration
Technical know how will longer be enough to work in local restaurants under new employment rules. Non-EU migrants wanting to work as chefs will need to have graduate-level qualifications and a minimum of five years' previous experience in a role they are applying for. They will also need to be paid a minimum of £28,260 per year.
The new rules have been proposed by Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) which recommends that eight jobs, including chefs, hairdressers, beauty salon managers, estate agents, welders, butchers and care workers, be removed from the UK shortage occupation list in a bid to crack down in immigration.
Immigrants working illegally in Chiswick made headlines when they were arrested by UK Border Agency. Four men, three Brazilians and one Algerian, were arrested during a raid on Frankie's Braganza in December 2010. The were detained on suspicion of using fake documents to get work.
Chiswick resident Baroness Scotland was fined £5,000 for employing illegal immigrant Loloahi Tapui as her housekeeper. 27 year old Tongan born Tapui left the country last week after serving an eight month sentence for possessing a false identity stamp, and overstaying her student visa.
March 16, 2011