I'm sorry in advance if this question was already asked, but I feel like my situation is unique enough that I'm hoping it hasn't been.
Currently I have a Youth Mobility visa that is valid until June 1st, 2013. I moved to Scotland in 2011, but only lived and worked there for four months (June 2011 to September 2011). It's sad because technically I've hardly used my visa
Anyway, from Sept 2011 onwards, I moved back to Canada (home country) where I have worked up until now. I plan to travel to the UK again and work starting March 2013.
However, because my Youth Mobility visa expires this summer, I wish to apply for a Tier 2 (General) visa while this Youth Mobility visa is still valid. I have been told by Named OISC advisors that as long as my Youth Mobility visa is valid, I won't have to leave the UK when applying for a Tier 2 visa.
But I am worried that I will be denied because I've looked at the "shortage occupation list" and I don't fall under this list, however what I do for a living did require schooling (I'm in the post production field for broadcast television). What is the likelihood of me being denied, even if I have enough points? Could I be denied if my occupation does not fall under the shortage list?
Any advice or previous experience from anyone is greatly appreciated. Again, sorry if this has been asked before!