We actively recruit from EU countries and are also now recruiting from non-EU countries including the Philippines and India. Our recruitment campaigns are delivered through registered agencies and our senior nurses travel to undertake the interviews. All offers are subject to all the standard pre-employment checks and applicants successfully passing the required qualifications.
Successful applicants will be provided with two months’ free accommodation on arrival. All of our hospital sites offer affordable, residential accommodation for staff, located within a short walking distance from the main hospitals and with wifi access.
What roles can I apply for?
International recruits may apply for a number of roles, including registered nursing roles and HCA roles for non-EU nurses whilst they undergo a period of adaptation.
Adult (general) nursing applicants must have completed a programme at post-secondary level leading to registration as a general nurse. The programme should be three years in length (or equivalent) and contain a minimum of 500 hours of clinical practice which must be evidenced by a transcript of training from the applicant’s higher education institution. The programme must have included theoretical and practical instruction in:
- General and specialist medicine
- General and specialist surgery
- Childcare and paediatrics
- Maternity (obstetric) care
- Mental health and psychiatry
- Care of the elderly
- Community/primary care nursing
How do I apply?
Overseas non-registered nurses can apply for roles via the agencies running the local recruitment campaigns. The IELTS score for nursing is 7.
Our approved agencies for nursing are:
What support will I receive?
Following successful recruitment to UHL you will receive a bespoke induction programme that acknowledges your existing experience and skills. This programme will include a welcome event alongside tailored support to ensure a smooth transition to working within the NHS and the UK. You will receive taught sessions and workshop opportunities from our education team and from a range of specialist nurses, and will be given the opportunity to practise your English skills in the clinical situation. For non-EU nurses we offer support towards completion of your OSCE.
This programme lasts 8-12 weeks for both EU and non-EU nurses and incorporates clinical practice in your ward/department-based area. You will also be allocated a mentor throughout this period.