We are currently working with clients in the UK, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman, Jordan, Qatar, Kuwait and the US on a range of roles across the healthcare spectrum.

We are supporting a range of clients including privately owned, private equity backed, government hospitals and national health services.

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We invest time to develop an accurate understanding of their needs and advise on the relevant market driven factors to design effective recruitment programmes.

The majority of assignments which require Filipino nurses are managed by our Philippines office which handles all aspects of the candidate search, screening and shortlisting.

Assignments requiring nursing experience from the UK, EU or North America are typically managed by our UK office.

General Information

All nurses employed in the UK must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council

(NMC) which is the regulatory body for nurses and midwives in the UK.

All applications for nursing roles from overseas (non EU) candidates must follow a set process as per the NMC requirement. For more information on NMC requirements click here https://www.nmc.org.uk/registration/joining-the-register/trained-outside-the-eueea/

We are able to process applications for UK nursing roles from candidates outside of the Philippines providing the necessary qualification criteria are met.

  1. Employers (UK Hospitals) advertise jobs via Philippines Agents
  2. Applicants may apply for jobs as per the application requirements for nurses (see below)
  3. Screening process (first round interviews)
  4. Employer interviews
  5. Job Offers (subject to NMC registration including IELTS) NMC Registration
  6. (job acceptance: subject to NMC registration)
  7. NMC Registration (IELTS)
  8. IELTS
  9. Part 1 test of competence (CBT)
  10. Employment Contract
  11. Process for Deployment to UK (includes visa application)
  12. Travel to UK (on receipt of visa and travel tickets)
  13. Start work on probationary basis subject to completion of NMC Part 2 test of competence (OSCE)
  14. Complete OSCE within first 6 months
  15. Admission onto NMC register

Checklist of documents Required:

  1. Application Form
  2. Resume with Photo
  3. Skills Checklist
  4. Employment References (3 years)
  5. Nursing Diploma
  6. Nursing Transcript of Records
  7. Employment Certificate
  8. Board Rating
  9. Board Certificate
  10. PRC ID
  11. NBI Clearance
  12. Birth Certificate
  13. Marriage contract
  14. Passport copy
  15. Occupational Health Form
  16. Seminar & Training Certificates
  17. IELTS Certificate (candidates who have passed IELTS scoring 7 in each section)
  18. IELTS registration form if you are taking the IELTS test.
  1. IELTS
  2. Part 1 test of competence (CBT)
  3. Part 2 test of competence (OSCE)
  4. Admission onto NMC register (and authorisation for full employment)

For more information on the NMC Test of Competence click here


For beginning an application to register with the NMC click here https://ireg.nmc-uk.org

(Note applications can only be processed once IELTS has been passed t the necessary standard score of 7 in all sections.)

Employers are responsible to apply for a visa Certificate of Sponsorship on behalf of those nurses offered jobs. The visa application process is relatively straight forward once a Certificate of Sponsorship has been received. We will provide assistance with the visa application process.

The UK immigration service has a special process for nurses entering UK for employment that allows for the NMC process to be completed after arriving (Part 2 Test of Competence to be completed within the first 6 months).

In most cases successful nurses who arrive are employed on a probationary basis until such time as they successfully complete the NMC registration process.

There may be salary adjustments to reflect this lack of formal registration. In all cases upon successful registration with the NMC salary scales will reflect those roles advertised.

Prospective employers will confirm the full details of the implication of salary adjustments in the formal offer of employment.

All applications to join the NMC nurses part of the Register from individuals who trained outside the UK and EEA must include evidence of completion of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test.

You must complete the academic version of the IELTS test and achieve:

  • at least 7.0 in the listening and reading section 1
  • at least 7.0 in the writing and speaking sections
  • an overall average score of 7 (out of a possible 9)

The NMC will not consider applicants who score lower than this standard.

Typical Requirements:

  • Completion of a formal program of professional nursing education recognized by JHAH and current licensure as a professional registered nurse.
  • Bachelor’s degree/equivalent is required.
  • With at least 3 years solid hospital experience
  • 2 plus years of clinical nursing experience post registration, to include one to two years in a specific specialty clinical area, e.g., Cardiac Care, Intensive Care Unit, Cancer care etc.

Typical requirements:

  • Diploma / Degree
  • Post qualification experience of 2 to 10 years minimum
  • DHA / HAAD / MOH license
  • Eligibility letter
  • DHA HAAD MOH licensing process can also apply.