Critical Skills Employment Permit Professions

Critical Skills Employment Permit Professions

6 days ago

by Annemarie Schiemann

​Critical Skills Employment Permit List 2024

​What is a Critical Skills Employment Permit?

The Critical Skills Employment Permit (CSEP) is designed for skilled workers in professions experiencing a shortage of skills in Ireland. To apply for a CSEP, you must have a job offer for a minimum of two years in hand in one of the below professions for an annual salary of at least €38,000.

What are the benefits of a CSEP?

Upon issuance of your Critical Skills Employment Permit, you can take advantage of various benefits, such as:

  • Immediate eligibility to apply for family reunification for employment permit holders.

  • Dependants, partners, and spouses, once they are residents of the State, can seek any employment and can obtain a Dependant/Partner/Spouse Employment Permit from the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation at no cost.

  • After completing the permit's duration, CSEP holders can request permission from the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service to reside and work in Ireland without the need for an employment permit.

Eligible Employments for the CSEP:

Production Managers and Directors

  • Site Manager

ICT Professionals

  • Information technology and telecommunications directors

Health and Social Services Managers and Directors

  • Senior health services and public health managers and directors

Managers and Proprietors in Agriculture Related Services

  • Professional Forester

  • Resource modelling, earth observation and data analyst

Natural and Social Science Professionals

  • Chemical scientists in manufacturing

  • Medical laboratory scientists

  • Biological scientists and biochemists in manufacturing

  • Physical scientists in manufacturing

  • Meteorologist

  • Operational Forecaster

Engineering Professionals

  • Civil, Structural, and Site Engineers

  • Mechanical & Electrical Engineers

  • Electronics engineers

  • Design and development engineers

  • Production and process engineers

  • Material scientists

  • Setting Out Engineer

  • Façade Designer

  • Project Engineer

Information Technology and Telecommunications Professionals

  • IT specialist managers

  • BIM Manager

  • IT project and programme managers

  • IT business analytists, architects and system designers

  • Programmers and software development professionals

  • Web design and development professionals

  • All other ICT professionals not elsewhere classified

Health Professionals

  • Medical practitioners

  • Psychologist

  • Industrial Pharmacists/ Pharmacist

  • Radiographers

  • Radiation therapists

  • Vascular technologists/physiologists

  • Gastro Intestinal technologists/physiologists

  • Podiatrist/Chiropodist

  • Audiologists

  • Perfusionists

  • Dietician

  • Cardiac Physiologist

  • Medical Scientist

Therapy professionals

  • Physiotherapist

  • Occupational Therapist

  • Speech and Language Therapist

  • Orthoptists

Nursing and midwifery professionals

  • Registered Nurses

  • Registered midwives

Teaching and Educational Professionals

Business, Research and Administrative Professionals

  • Chartered and certified accountants and taxation experts

  • Qualified accountants with at least three years’ auditing experience

  • Tax consultants specialising in non-EEA tax consultancy

  • Management consultants and business analysts specialising in big data analytics

  • Business and financial project management professionals specialising in finance & investment

  • Actuaries

  • Economists

  • Statisticians

Architects, Town Planners and Surveyors

  • Architect

  • Quantity surveyors

  • Architectural Technologist

  • Construction project managers

  • Commercial Manager

Welfare Professionals

  • Social Worker

Quality and Regulatory Professionals

  • Quality control and planning engineers

  • Quality assurance and regulatory professionals

  • Environmental health professionals

Media professionals

  • Art Director in 2D or 3D animation, with at least one year’s experience in the role

Draughts persons and Related Architectural Technicians

  • BIM Coordinator/ Technician

Health Associate Professionals

  • PHECC registered Paramedics

  • PHECC registered Advanced Paramedic Practitioners

  • Prosthetists

  • Orthotists

  • Respiratory physiologist

Artistic, Literary and Media Occupations

  • Animation Background and Design Artist in 2D or 3D animation, with at least one year’s experience in the role

Design Occupations

  • Location Designer in 2D or 3D animation, with at least one year’s experience in the role

  • Character Designer in 2D or 3D animation, with at least one year’s experience in the role

  • Prop Designer in 2D or 3D animation, with at least one year’s experience in the role

  • Animation Layout Artist in 2D or 3D animation, with at least one year’s experience in the role

Sports and Fitness Occupations

High performance coaches and directors employed by

  • National sports organisations, or

  • High profile sports organisations engaging in international competition

Business, Finance and Related Associate Professionals

  • Estimator

Sales, Marketing and Related Associate Professionals

  • Business sales executives specialising in International Sales Roles or ITB2B sales roles and with fluency in the official language, apart from English, of a state which is not a Member State of the EEA

  • International marketing experts with required domain knowledge specialising in product strategy development and management with technical and product/service knowledge (pharmaceutical, medical devices, Software B2B, SaaS products).

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