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Posted on December 14 2022

Ireland requires 8,000 Chefs. Apply now under Irish Employment Permit Scheme!

By Editor
Updated July 25 2023

Highlights: Ireland requires 8,000 Chefs to work in Ireland

  • The Irish government has a huge skills shortage of skilled workers across the restaurant industry
  • Ireland is looking for overseas immigrants as it has a requirement of 8,000 vacancies for Chefs
  • 85% of restaurants in Ireland are struggling to find Chefs
  • Currently, the country’s requirement for Chefs is been rising by 3,000+ per year
  • The Irish restaurant industry pays fancy wages for Chefs, the mid-range Chef gets on an average €30,000 per year and head Chefs get between €45,000 and €70,000+
  • Irish governments have worked on work-based visas like Atypical Working Scheme, Irish General Employment Permit, Critical Skills Employment Permit, etc.

Ireland needs 8,000 Chefs; Work in Ireland under the Irish Employment Permit Scheme

Irish government planning to recruit foreign immigrants as Chefs for Restaurants. The RAI (Restaurants Association of Ireland) stated that there is a rise in the requirement for Chefs which is continuous.

As the existing restaurant businesses are unable to find skilled Chefs, the government is looking for overseas skilled workers in Hotel Industry, especially Chefs.

Increase in skills shortage in Ireland

Ireland currently has a 7,000-8,000 shortage of Chefs. This number is going more than 3,000 per year. The country’s Restaurants association has decided to hire Chefs from around the world to handle the skills shortage.

The current Irish immigration laws are getting ready with eased immigration policies for hiring skilled Chefs for their businesses.

Irish restaurant Industry and its wages

The Restaurant business in Ireland is expected to grow by 75% in the next few years. As around 85% of Ireland restaurants are struggling to find qualified and skilled Chefs, the Irish government chose immigration as its better choice.

The Restaurant Industry and the Restaurant Consultancy Firms and Global Firms have given the range of wages that might get paid the Chefs when they are hired.

Chefs and  their designations

Range of wages
Mid-ranking Chef

On an average €30,000 per year

Head Chefs

Ranges between €45,000 and €70,000+

Irish work-based visas

Ireland has been receiving high interest in immigration to the country from various countries. If an individual receives a contract of employment in Ireland before entering the country, immigration gets easier.

Earlier it is found that to get entry into Ireland or leave, it was a tough task for the immigrant. Now the Irish government is planning to make things easier for foreign immigrants so that they can fill in the empty jobs which are short of skilled workers.

If you are a highly qualified skilled worker with genuine experience can immigrate with the following Irish work-based visas:

  • Irish General Employment Permit
  • Critical Skills Employment permit, and
  • Atypical Working Scheme.

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Jobs outlook in Ireland for 2022

How to apply for an Irish Employment Permit?

The following employment Permits are economic immigration programs that are made especially for foreign immigrants:

Irish General Employment Permit:

  • This permit is specially issued for the professions which do not get qualified under the Critical Skills permit.
  • To be eligible under the General Employment permit, there is no list of eligible occupations.
  • Apply for a general employment permit with any profession which is even listed under ‘Ineligible Categories of Employment for Employment Permits'.

Critical Skills Employment Permit:

The Critical Skills Employment Permit is specially designed for highly skilled foreign workers.

This permit helps Ireland to fill in the skills that are in shortage and will be used for highly skilled eligible occupations.

The eligible occupations that come under the Critical Skills Employment Permit are:

  • Working Professionals in the field of Natural & Social Science.
  • Teaching & Education
  • Architecture
  • ICT
  • Healthcare
  • Engineering, etc.

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