FAQs for International Candidates

International Candidates (nurses, doctors, social workers, radiographers, medical practitioners, paramedics, physical scientists, psychologists)

-A-Click on JOIN US, create your username and password on Candidate section. Complete all sections on the form. 

-A– Click on: SIGN IN, enter your username and password.  Complete your registration profile and upload your CV.  Write up a short cover letter not exceeding 500 words.

-A-By creating a free account with us today, you can directly apply for suitable jobs advertised by UK Employers.  Select the job and click Apply.

-A- Registration is completely free 

-A-Admin staff will send you job recommendations and email alerts about your preferred jobs as soon as they are advertised, but this is optional.  You can stop this at any time. You can also browse through our website to find your perfect role anytime using your mobile phone, iPad, laptop or desktop

-A-If you are clear about what you are looking for, simply identify the jobs that are relevant to your qualifications, experience, skills.  Applicants demonstrating clearly in the application form that they meet the essential criteria for the post will be considered for interview by the Employer. Read the job specification and click the apply button at the bottom of the job advert.

-A-Your cover letter is a valuable document demonstrating why you are applying for that specific role.  You can edit your cover letter before each application.  

-A-Employers must clearly display salaries, job descriptions, place of work, contracted hours and benefits for their new employees when they publish jobs on the website. Read the Modern Slavery Statement on our website.  Visit SAFERjobs website for up to date information about safe job searching guidelines

-A-Your prospective Employer will communicate directly with you about the job offer, interview, progress and any other information required. If you have any questions, contact the Employer directly. This website is provided by Medical Employment Solutions, a UK independent company that specializes in providing online services to candidates searching for healthcare jobs in the UK Healthcare Industry and helping Employers fill the vacancies.

-A-Your CV will be kept private and secure until you apply for a suitable vacancy.  Your information will only be made available to the Employer interested in your job application if you have given this permission on registering on our website. Read our privacy policy, GDPR, terms and conditions.

-A-A point-based system is the UK’s Immigration system for managing applications by candidates from outside Europe/EEA and Switzerland wishing to work in the UK.  Tier 2 category enables UK Healthcare Employers to recruit nurses from outside the EEA to fill vacancies that cannot be filled by a British or EEA worker.

-A-If you are not a British citizen or a national of a country in the EEA or Switzerland, you will need a visa before you travel to the UK.  To obtain a visa, you need to meet the UKVI requirements as they are responsible for managing UK migration. It is important that you have a job offer from a UK Employer before applying for Tier 2 general work visa. Some employers will apply for Tier 2 general work visa sponsorship certificate to help you get work visa.  For up-to-date information on visas, visit: www.gov.uk

-A-If you are applying for a post that requires professional registration, you need to register with the appropriate regulatory body.  If you are registered in your home country, but do not have UK registration, some NHS Employers maybe able to help with this. The following are the popular healthcare professional bodies:

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for Nurses and Midwives

General Medical Council (GMC) for Doctors

General Dental Council (GDC) for Dentists

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for 15 healthcare professionals including,

 Social workers, Paramedics, Physiotherapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Radiographers, Practitioner Psychologists, Chiropodists/Podiatrists, Biomedical Scientists, Clinical Scientists, Occupational Therapists, Operating Department Practitioners, Orthoptists, Prosthetists, Orthotists

General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) for Pharmacists

General Optical Council (GOC) for Opticians

General Chiropractic Council (GCC) for Chiropractors

-A-Visit NMC website: www.nmc-uk.org and click on REGISTRATION-Joining the register-Register as nurse or midwife-Trained outside the EU/EEA-Applications started after Monday 7th October 2019. Select: Check you are ready to register by browsing through the pre-application checklist.  Take some notes as you go along so you can start obtaining information required. You can also click on: Find out how to join the register for the step by step guide on the application process.  If you have further questions, you can call NMC:   0044 207 3339 333

-A-The total cost of fees can be found on NMC website.  This include the Qualification evaluation fee, Computer Based Test known as CBT, Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) and the Registration fee.  Further charges may apply for resit. It is important to start applying after going through the pre-application check list to ensure you have all documents required.

A-When you are ready to submit your application to NMC, make sure that you inform your referees that NMC will be contacting them to provide your supporting declarations, so they respond as soon as possible.

A-You can sit your CBT test at one of the PEARSON VUE test centers in your local area or any, closer to your home address once NMC had evaluated your application eligibility and qualification.  NMC will contact you. You will need to pay CBT fee to the Test provider. 

-A-CBT is a computer based multiple choice examination required by NMC.  Consult your local test center for more information about address, available test dates and any other queries you may have.

-A-OSCE is a practical examination designed to test the theoretical knowledge applied in clinical practice.  This will reflect clinical practice you are likely to encounter in the UK so you should approach this in the same way you would in clinical practice.  This exam is taken in the UK test centers, so if you get a job offer, you need to find out if your Employer will support you before travelling to the UK.

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