UK Nursing Jobs for Nurses not Currently Living in the UK

We know that moving to the UK to find a nursing job is a life-changing decision, which can be scary. Such a change though can also offer a huge amount of new potential for you and your loved ones. Healthcarepermstaff will help you find the appropriate healthcare job for foreign nurses the easiest way possible.


Here below you will find some useful information and FAQ about how to become a nurse in the UK and what you need to start your new nursing career in the country. You will also find links to current employment opportunities in the healthcare sector for international nurses.

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How to become a registered nurse in the UK

All nurses working in the UK must be registered with Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Before registration, aspiring nurses must have successfully completed a nursing programme of education that is approved by NMC. They must also meet NMC’s standards for good health and good character.

Learn more here.


Nurse registration process with NMC for nurses trained in the UK

After you complete your nurse training, your university will upload to NMC’s database your course details and personal information (such as name, address and date of birth). Your university will also need to send the NMC a declaration confirming your good health and good character. To join the UK nurse register, you’re advised to create an account with NMC online.

Learn more about what steps you need to follow here.



Registration process with NMC for nurses trained in the EU or EEA

Click the link below to find information for the recognition of your qualification and registration, if you are an EU or EEA-trained nurse.


English language requirements:


Accepted English tests in order to register as a nurse in the UK

When you apply to register as a nurse in the UK you need to have the necessary knowledge of English to communicate effectively.


Here are the English language tests accepted by the NMC:

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UK nursing jobs for nurses not currently living in the UK

We are looking for both qualified and unqualified candidates. We work with private British Care Homes, Private Clinics, Hospitals, GP practices as well as charitable organisations, and other nursing facilities. Employers are recruiting highly specialised nursing staff from within the UK as well as other European countries like Romania, Bulgaria, Poland, Spain, Portugal, and Italy. We also source permanent nursing staff without experience for employment in the UK healthcare sector.


Fulfilling your desire of working as a nurse in the UK might not seem easy but it’s definitely worth pursuing. A nursing job is among the top in-demand professions in England nowadays.


Deciding to take up a healthcare job in the UK can give you excellent opportunities which you may not even be aware of. You can work in a hospital, clinic, nursing home or any other healthcare establishment as a nurse midwife, nurse practitioner, nurse anesthetist, clinical nurse, psychiatric nurse, trauma nurse, travel nurse and so on.


Take a look at this list of the latest job opportunities for nurses in the UK:

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Here are the most frequently asked questions by foreign nurses we have placed in UK nursing jobs.


How do I register as a nurse in the UK?

To learn more about registering as a nurse in the UK, please refer to the Nursing and Midwifery Council website. It will provide you with the latest processes and procedures for registration.


How long do I have to commit to?

We recruit to permanent positions so a minimum of one year is expected. However, all posts are permanent posts so you can stay as long as you want.


How much will the process cost me?

Healthcare Perm Staff does not charge nurses a recruitment or placement fee.


Frequently asked questions about NMC IELTS requirements

If you have more questions regarding the NMC IELTS requirements, please refer to the IELTS website for further information.