Overseas Nurse Recruitment to UK

Ideal Career partners to various Professional Recruiters and Hospitals NHS Trusts across UK and are currently looking to recruit Registered Nurses for permanent positions.

Nurse Vacancies exist in all areas including Medical, Surgical Wards, Aged Care and Intensive Care Units

  • Salary between £24,907 – £30,615 per annum depending on experience

  • Initial Salary paid during OSCE preparation: £20,795

  • Additional shift related payments available

  • Up to 27 days Annual leave & 8 Public Holidays days

  • Initial Three-year contract with a view to a permanent contract

  • OSCE exam training and support provided

Essential Requirements
General Nursing Degree, OET / IELTS, Part 1 CBT completed
Click here for all the specific requirements from the NMC for Overseas Nurses to register in UK. (PDF)

Complete International English Language Test IELTS
an overall score of at least 7
at least 6.5 in the writing section and at least 7 in the reading, listening and speaking sections.


Complete Occupational English Test OET
at least a grade C+ in the writing section
at least a grade B in the reading, listening and speaking sections.
Link for tests

IELTs exam fee reimbursed – £200 or OET exam fee reimbursed -£350* upon starting Job.

Register and complete Part 1 test of competence (CBT)



The changes which have been agreed by the NMC along with the associating organisations has resulted in the cost reduction of the Computer-Based Test (CBT), is now £90, as compared to the previous cost £130. The full cost of the practical examination (OSCE) is reduced to £794 from £992

The CBT is a multiple-choice exam, which tests your theoretical practice-based knowledge. You will need to answer 120 questions and achieve a score of 66 percent to pass the exam. We review the pass mark regularly and it may change over time

CBT registration and exam fee reimbursed £90 upon starting job.

Contact Ideal Career providing your

  • English test results
  • CBT test results.
  • You will also need to provide an up to date CV. If you do not have CV we will help you produce one

The candidate will be interviewed by Ideal Career recruitment consultants via online platform to assess the suitability of the candidate.

If you are not successful at this time you will be referred to Ideal Career Executive coaches, who will support you and develop your skills for the next opportunity.

Successful candidates will complete their registration with Ideal Career and be put forward to recruitment teams for NHS Trust.

Ideal Career recruitment consultant will support you with: –

  • Preparation of Professional CV
  • Interview preparations with Employers
  • Salary and Contract negotiations / Paperwork
  • Tier 2 Visa application
  • Support with arranging Flights
  • Airport pick up
  • Support with accommodation
  • Support with bank accounts and National Insurance Number
  • Ongoing support as required

Once you have successfully gained a position it is then time to prepare for your new life, it can be difficult task but do not worry we are here to help.

You will move to UK, settle into your accommodation and start your new Job, you will not only have TiCC recruitment consultants to support you but also your new employers and new friends from work.

You will have to take your second test known as the OSCE, the timings of this will be decided by your employers and they will often support you with its fees.

Please see link

Additional Costs you may incur are listed below.

UK healthcare surcharges – £1,200 (£400 per annum based on a three-year visa) *

VISA fee

Accommodation, our aim is to get you 1 -2 months’ rent-free accommodation with the trust, however when not available you will have to budget at least £500 -£800 per month depending on location and type of accommodation.

Living costs, your living costs could be a number of things such as food, clothing, mobile bills other personal costs. Whilst you will be getting paid from your employer you should budget to cover yourself for the first 2 months.

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Overseas Nurse Recruitment

Overseas Nurse Recruitment to UK

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