Opportunities For Nigerians as UK Needs 10,500 Foreign Workers, For Short Term Visa

Opportunities For Nigerians as UK Needs 10,500 Foreign Workers, For Short Term Visa

  • As part of its efforts of assisting foreigners by creating a short term relief grant, the United Kingdom has again rolled out opportunities
  • Amid the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the UK gives out opportunities for foreigners saying it needs 10,500 workers
  • The UK government revealed further that recruitment for short-term truck drivers and poultry workers will begin in October with valid visas through December

Traveling is one of the best way to enhance personal growth. It enables you to do things different from your daily routine activities.

It is often said that the skills and experience you gain from traveling abroad can give you a life-long benefits as well as a push up in the professional world.

Recently, The United Kingdom (UK) says it will grant 10,500 short-term work visas to foreign truck drivers and poultry workers until Christmas 2021, The Cable reported.

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UK feeds 10,500 Foreign workers, gives short term Visa
Opportunities For Nigerians as UK needs 10,500 foreign workers, for short term Visa. Photo credit: UK Prime Minister
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The Department for Transport in a statement over the weekend revealed that 5,000 heavy goods vehicle (HGV) drivers will be able to come to work in the UK for 3 months in the run-up to Christmas to provide “short-term relief for the haulage industry”.

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Some 5,500 poultry workers will also be added to the visa scheme to “avoid any potential further pressures on the food industry during this exceptional period.

The UK government said recruitment for additional short-term truck drivers and poultry workers will begin in October with visas valid until Friday, December 24, Christmas eve.

Grant Shapps, UK transport secretary, said the visa scheme would ease the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the country’s haulage and food industry.

Shapps said:

“This package of measures builds on the important work we have already done to ease this global crisis in the UK, and this government continues to do everything we can to help the haulage and food industries contend with the HGV (heavy goods vehicle) driver shortage.

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“We are acting now, but the industries must also play their part with working conditions continuing to improve, and the deserved salary increases continuing to be maintained for companies to retain new drivers.
“After a very difficult 18 months, I know how important this Christmas is for all of us and that’s why we’re taking these steps at the earliest opportunity to ensure preparations remain on track.”

Meanwhile, the shortage of truck drivers in the UK has been exacerbated by the pandemic, an ageing workforce, poor working conditions, and post-Brexit immigration policy thus affecting deliveries and logistics, a report by BBC News also indicate.

Holocaust survivors finally reunite at same house they sought refuge 70 years ago, photo emerges

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that three men, Jan Goldberger, Harry Spiro, and Sir Ben Helfgott, reunited again after 70 years apart.

The three were among a group of Jewish teenage boys who were given refuge in Loughton, Essex, back in 1946 after they were brought to Britain the previous year, according to Mirror.

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They had survived the Holocaust, which was the genocide of European Jews during World War II.

Man returns after 47 years abroad to find out that his two wives have remarried

Meanwhile, 84-year-old Peter Oyuka is an angry man after returning home to find that the wives he abandoned 47 years ago found new men and remarried.

The octogenarian walked out of his Makale village in Malava, Kakamega county, Kenya in 1974 aged 37.

Legit.ng gathered that Peter told his people that he was going in search of greener pastures because he needed to take care of two wives and five children, although details of where he was headed and his expected return date were scanty.

Source: Legit

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