International Recruitment

Finding the best overseas talant

International Recruitment

When you need to address skill shortages in key clinical or service areas, it's often worthwhile considering recruiting from other countries. Many full-time positions are now filled by international healthcare candidates.

  • International healthcare and Medical recruitment can be a complex process but with over 15 years of expertise, our experienced team has a clear understanding of the specific requirements and challenges involved including in-depth knowledge of international registration bodies and right to work legislation for all staff groups.
  • We operate intensive training in the UK and Philippines in our highly successful review centre so we can offer you IELTS passers ready for skype interview
  • We have offices based in the UK and the Philippines recruiting Healthcare and Medical professionals to Europe, Middle East, Australia and America.
  • We have the expertise to source the highest calibre candidates with the right qualifications, motivations and skills to match your needs, ensuring the right candidate is placed in the right place, at the right time.
  • Through regular recruitment campaigns in key source countries we have built up a strong pipeline of IELTS /OET and CBT (If required)passers
  • Alternatively we can design, deliver and manage a bespoke campaign, incorporating dedicated overseas recruitment projects, to meet your specific recruitment needs.

Nurses and midwives who have trained outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and want to work in the UK as a nurse or midwife must gain professional registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Applicants are tested for competence through a two-part process to gain registration.

  • Part one - computer-based multiple-choice examination which is accessible around the world for applicants to access in their home countries.
  • Part two - practical objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) which will always be held in the UK.
  • The immigration rules changed in March 2015 to allow for an individual nurse to come to the UK to prepare for the OSCE.

    Rules for employers and overseas nurse applicants

    • All overseas applicants need to pass a computer-based test (CBT) and comply with all other initial requirements of the NMC overseas nursing process (including achieving language capability requirements) to be eligible to sit the OSCE and complete their registration. In October 2017, the NMC issued revised guidance on how an overseas applicant can meet the required level of English language capability.
    • An individual entering the UK to take a nursing role has up to three months from the employment start date noted on the certificate of sponsorship (CoS) to sit the OSCE exam. During this period they can be legally employed as a pre-registration candidate.
    • Employers must ensure that before a certificate of sponsorship is applied for:
      • the individual has passed part one of the NMC test of competence
      • the individual has been issued with an offer of employment, and
      • the individual has achieved the required level of language capabiilty.