UK requires a lot of nurses to work in NHS hospitals, UK.

We work with health related recruitment companies in UK to assist nurses from India to work in UK.

Requirements – Skills, abilities and experience: 

  • Current registration with a nursing body in India or any other country
  • Practiced as a clinical nurse for a minimum of 6 months
  • Evidence of practical nursing experience within the last 2-3 years.
  • Adult nursing experience only (no neonatal or midwife experience accepted on the Health Education England program)
  • Each candidate has to provide her nursing qualifications, passport, birth certificate, IELTS or OET qualification, experience.

How we will Support the Nursing candidates in this process?

  • Application form filling assistance
  • IELTS / OET preparation classes given in Chennai and through Skype (online) – 1month to 6 months classes
  • Mock interview’s in NHS standard will be provided to each candidate
  • Each successful candidate at interview with a UK NHS Hospital will receive an official offer letter via the recruiting Hospital.
  • Our principal consultant in UK will provide online support to prepare for NMC CBT exam.
  • UK NHS Hospital will provide successful candidates with a Tier 2 visa sponsor for 3 years
  • Our principal consultant will process and pay for the visa fees.
  • Flights to the UK organized and arranged for the candidate – UK Hospital will pay for the same.

 Recruitment Process

  • Resume & IELTS or OET qualification received by Olive and the same is forwarded to the Principal consultant in UK.
  • IELTS requirement – Listening 7, Speaking 7, Speaking 7, Writing 6.5 (Academic module) or OET all grade B’s.
  • Reviewing the resume against the HEE recruitment criteria.
  • Application form filled and submitted.
  • Skype induction call arranged with candidate to discuss the whole process – Queries will be clarified.
  • Our principal consultant in UK will review and approve application and submit to HEE
  • Health Education England will then confirm if the candidate meets all the criteria’s to work in an hospital
  • Placement Interview arranged for candidate by our Principal consultant in UK
  • Mock interview conducted by our principal’s office through Skype or phone.
  • Candidate is provided with an official offer of employment letter via the recruiting hospital in UK
  • Our principal’s will provide NMC CBT training online once the candidate has successfully passed their interview with the recruiting hospital- (Test of competence)
  • Tier 2 certificate of sponsorship for visa to UK will be provided by the recruiting hospital
  • VISA application / POEA payments arranged by our principal consultants for the candidate.
  • Flight to the UK arranged via our principal and UK NHS Hospital

Some of the Recruiting Hospitals via the HEE Program – (More UK NHS Hospitals to be assigned the HEE program)

  • St Helen’s and Knowsley        – Morecambe          – Harrogate             – Torbay                                   – Blackpool
  • East Lancashire                       – Swindon                – Portsmouth           – East Lancashire Care            –
  • LancashireTeaching Trust       – Wigan Writhington & Leigh                 – Worcestershire

NHS Salaries

Successful candidates at interview will be offered either Band 3 salary £18,813 or Band 4 £21,089 salary whilst they are OSCE training.

Successful completion of OSCE training the candidate will be paid a Band 5 salary £24,214, each year the candidate is employed they a given a pay rise (they move up the spinal points of the salary grade).

Each UK nurse is also paid an unsocial working allowance once they are working past 7:00pm or weekend working, on average a UK band 5 nurse will earn £28,000 per year on average when working a standard shift pattern.

Nurse pays

IELTS – £155

CBT – £90 (Test of competence)

NMC Application £140 / NMC Registration Fee – £153

OSCE 2nd attempt exam – trust pay – recouped via salary over 12 months £376

OSCE 3rd attempt exam – trust pay – recouped via salary over 12 months £376

UK Hospital / Trust pays

Certificate of sponsor


POEA costs (if required)

Immigration skills charge

Health Surcharge Fee’s

3 months accommodation – local to hospital

OSCE training – 5 – 8 weeks

OSCE 1st attempt exam

OSCE travel and hotel costs for 1st exam

Loan of money on arrival if required – recouped from salary over 12 months

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