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Jobs in the UK for Nigerians: Shortage Occupation List 2021

Discover the best Jobs in the UK for Nigerians known as Shortage Occupation List and apply to the ones you are interested in.



Jobs in the UK for Nigerians: Shortage Occupation List

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The UK is the new hot spot for Nigerian migrants because of its economic and labour market factors within the STEM fields.

If you are among the people migrating to the UK and you want to discover more about jobs in the UK for Nigerians, the documents you’ll need, and how to receive an aiding hand along the way, read on.

Jobs For Nigerians In UK

There are currently hundreds of job vacancies in the United Kingdom from enterprises. But, These jobs, known as SOL (Shortage Occupation List), may go unfinished unless an foreign skilled worker comes in and takes over.

The increasing demand for shortage occupation list jobs in the UK makes few of the easiest positions to receive a visa sponsorship go through.

Some of the top jobs available on this list are:

  • IT & Tech – software engineer, data scientist, or web designer and others.
  • Creative – film editor, graphic designer, etc.
  • Healthcare – Doctors, paediatricians, nurses, veterinarians, etc.
  • Secondary Education – math or mandarin teachers

Click to see the total available jobs listed in Shortage Occupation List 2021 for job seekers below.

Note there are many important prerequisites you must know before you apply for SOL jobs in the UK. The documents and other vital pieces of information you will need.

Documents For UK Job Application

You must submit a decent application just like every other job application.


Since most of the applications will require a resume/CV based on the UK job market you will need the following;

    • Personal contact information
    • The most recent applicable work history
    • Specific skills for your trade
    • References from previous employers
    • Education history.

Awards and Achievements

We advise you to add any of your awards and honors to your resume if you know the achievements are relevant to your professional profile and the job offer.


In one or two paragraphs of your cover letter, give the employer reasons why you are the best person for the job and why they should hire you.

Working Permit

Having a permit that allows you to work will make employers choose you over many. Take note that your job applications will alter based on your type of job, let’s take, for example, if you are applying to be a graphic designer, you may also have to submit design samples.


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