Why Taking a Nursing Job in the UK Could Be the Best Thing You Ever Do

nurse-in-the-ukWith recent figures showing that there has been a significant drop in nursing graduates in the UK in recent years, it goes without saying that the health service in the UK is looking abroad to other countries to recruit for the positions they are in dire need of filling. If you are a qualified, highly-skilled nurse, and are considering taking the plunge and moving to the United Kingdom for work, then there really is no time like the present to do so.

So many people have taken to moving abroad to find work, and in search of a better quality of life or a new adventure, and why not? If you have the skills to offer, and there is a shortage of people in your field, especially in something as important as nursing, then take the opportunity to do something great, and share your gift with others.
Things to Consider

There are obviously issues you must consider, and certain boxes you must tick in order to come and work in the UK. It may be that you need a visa to work abroad, and as this is a legality it must be applied for before you even consider applying for any vacant positions. Applying for work within the UK, if you are in a country outside of the UK and EEA, from here is pretty straightforward, you must first register on the ONP (Overseas Nurses Programme) through which you take a compulsory 20 day programme which will allow you to learn and to put into practise your skills, in a supervised environment.

Once you have completed the programme, you can then register with the NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council) which is the only way to becoming a nurse within the UK. Being able to speak and understand a decent level of English is important too, as nursing requires a huge amount of being precise and there is little to no room for mistakes, and so being able to communicate with both fellow nursing staff and patients alike is a key part of the job.


There are many benefits to moving for work in the UK such as work, money, a new life and adventure, amongst others. Within the healthcare system in the United Kingdom, there are a huge variety of job roles, which, experience dependent, you can work and receive training towards in order to give you more experience in both nursing and managing a team. Working in the United Kingdom means flexible working arrangements, the support you need to progress in your career, and so many wonderful benefits.

Team work ethic is high within nursing roles, and there are few jobs which can provide you with such a high level of job satisfaction, and working as a nurse means you will be making a huge difference to the lives of so many, which is of great importance, especially considering the current staffing shortages. Within the UK as well, the majority of people opt for a career path and stay within the company for a huge amount of time, if not for their whole working career, and so many see taking a job in the UK as having a job for life.

How to Apply

If you’re qualified and looking for a post in nursing, and are willing to relocate to the UK then companies such as Nursing Personnel are a great place to start your search, and dependent on experience, and the role you would like to go into, you could be earning upwards of £20,000 a year. Do a little research, or enquire through the Nursing Personnel website, and you could be starting an exciting new career in the UK very soon.

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