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Are you a Registered Nurse who is looking for something a bit different? The UK currently has a shortage of skilled nurses and there are many opportunities for nurses from Australia to make the move.

Nursing jobs in the UK have become increasingly popular for Australian nurses. Follow your dream and take the leap!

The UK Nursing and Midwifery Council has recently been reviewing the registration process and is making some changes to make it easier to apply, especially for those from countries such as Australia. Whether you are newly graduated or just bored in your current role, now is the time to apply!

Current Nursing Job Opportunities in the UK

Check out our current nursing job opportunities in the UK. Alecto has been specialised in medical recruitment for many years. We work with multiple recruitment partners in the UK to make your move as smooth as possible.

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Who can apply for Nursing jobs in the UK?

These opportunities are open to Registered Nurses as the UK requires the applicant to have completed a 3-year degree such as a Bachelor of Nursing.

What are the benefits to working in the UK as a Nurse?

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High demand for nurses in the NHS

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Travel around Europe

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Gain international experience

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Generous perks & relocation packages

Working overseas is not only beneficial on a personal level (think about taking weekend trips to France!) but also on a professional one. Working or volunteering abroad is great for your resume as it provides you with practical experiences that may not be available at home and helps further develop your skills in other settings

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Will it cost me a lot to move to the UK for my nursing job?

While there are some out of pocket costs in every move, employer in the UK are offering relocation packages to nurses from Australia which in most cases include:

  • Flights
  • Visa costs
  • Initial accommodation costs
  • Part of your exam costs and your final registration payment

The above takes on the majority of costs that would occur with a move to the UK.

Do I have to complete any exams?

Yes, as part of the registration process in the UK, you will be required to complete an online multiple-choice test in Australia and a OSCE in the UK – currently there is a 90% pass rate.

What are the visa options?

Australian nurses are in high demand in the UK and as such obtaining a visa is relatively simple, provided you fulfill the required criteria and follow the right steps.

You or your prospective employer can apply for a work permit as soon as you have registered through the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s Overseas Nursing Programme.

If you haven’t already found an employer willing to sponsor you, you would typically apply for a general skilled visa (Tier 1).

If you have already found an employer that is willing to sponsor you, you or your employer can apply for a Tier 2 general visa – provided your employer holds a valid Tier 2 sponsorship licence.

Alternatively, you can apply for a working holiday visa however there might be restrictions on how many hours you can work.

In any case, it’s best to speak to a registered migration agent to discuss your visa options. Alecto works closely with an experienced migration agency to make your move to the UK as smooth and seamless as possible.

Get in touch

If you are interested in nursing jobs in the UK, please contact Christina on 0450 534 764 or christina@alecto.com.au for more information on nursing roles in the UK

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