In the UK, who will I be working for?
You will be working for a specific NHS trust or hospital in the UK.
Do I need to pay agency placement fees or processing fees?
No, we don’t charge placement or processing fees for job placements in the UK.
What are the requirements for me to have a nursing career in the UK?
If you are an EU national who has been trained and registered in an EU or EEA member state, in most cases your qualifications will be recognized automatically. In order to be registered as a nurse in the UK, you also need to hold a certificate in International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic with a score of at least 7 in all four components. You can also try applying if you hold a different language certificate at the same level of higher, but these will be considered by Nursing and Midwifery Council on case-by-case basis.
To see if you are eligible to have your degree recognized automatically, please consult the official list of qualifications provided by the NMC www.nmc.org.uk , p.22.
Are there any costs associated with the UK’s registration process?
If you don’t already hold an IELTS certificate, you will need to obtain it at your own cost. The NMC also requires you to pay a registration fee at the end of your application process with them.
Where will I live in the UK?
In some cases, you may be able to live on site at the hospital with costs covered for the first month. If none is available on site, we will assist you in finding alternative accommodation as close to the hospital as possible.
If I am already in the UK, can I still look for a job through Healthperm?
Yes of course. We would be delighted to help you take the next step in your career progression. And since you are already in the UK, the recruitment process will be much simpler.
What is Academic IELTS?
Academic IELTS is the type of IELTS that is accepted by the NMC and UK Immigration Services. IETLS stands for International English Language Testing System which assesses the language ability of people who want to study or work where English is the language of communication. The Academic IELTS modules include: Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking. Doctors need a minimum academic band score of 7.5 in every module, and all other medical professionals need a minimum band score of 7 in every module.
What is NMC?
The NMC stands for the ‘Nursing and Midwifery Council’, which regulates nurses and midwives in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Islands. The NMC sets standards for nurses and midwives to meet in their working lives.

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