Nurses to UK
Nursing professionals are in high demand in the UK, job is available based on your specialization, as well as location and preferences. You can choose to work for short -term or long- term positions. We will assist you to choose your right destination and the right employer. Everything you need to know about applying for nursing jobs, how to register as a nurse, and working abroad is all right here at your fingertips. Our team provides you with one-to-one personal service in helping you secure the career you want with all the benefits.
Talent Bridge is committed to ensuring ethical recruitment practices to operate within the NHS through adherence to the UK Code of Practice (CoP) for international recruitment. Talent Bridge is proud to declare that, we fully comply with all the guiding principles and the best practice benchmarks of the NHS. We do not target any developing countries for our recruitment needs.
We anticipate interview slots will get booked up quickly, so please send us your CV to register your interest as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
Please note it is not a requirement to have passed your English Tests prior to the interview for may hospitals, however it is an advantage. There are NO recruitment fees to you as an individual.
Eligibility for Interview
Normal eligibilityrequirements for interview for Medical, Surgical, CCU and ED, you must have 12 months of Acute Adult Inpatient Hospital experience, within the last 3 years.
Theatre nurses must have 12 months Acute Inpatient Hospital experience, within the last 2 years.
In order to be considered for interview please email a copy of your CV and personal information to:
email@example.com Or use the Apply/Join Us button.
We will then contact you to arrange a date for your interview, but please note: your interview is NOT booked until one of the members from our team emails you to confirm everything.
For those candidates with English Test passes, there is potential for quick deployments to the UK, so when sending your CV please send your OET or IELTS certificate also.
What you need to email us with
CV (Latest and Updated)
Full Name as shown on Passport
NMC Candidate Number
Date of Birth
Visa Expiry Date (if applicable)
Country of Training
English Test passed (YES/NO) Expiry Date
CBT Passed (YES/NO) Expiry date
Current Nursing registration
What do you need to do if you already have an offer
If you have already had a previous interview and been offered a role, but you have NOT yet passed your English Test – you DO NOT need to come back for an interview. At the point you pass your English Test, please contact your recruitment officer and they will advise on your next steps.
Please read the 'Information for Overseas Nurses' section below and also the Q&A section for any doubt clarifications.
If you have any queries, please email us at:
Code of Practice – International Recruitment
At Talent Bridge we are committed to ethical recruitment practices and fully adhere with the WHO Code of Practice. As such we are unable to recruit form the WHO list of 47 developing countries, which includes Nigeria, Ghana and Pakistan. Full details of the code of practice and the standards we follow can be found here: https://www.nhsemployers.org/articles/code-practice-international-recruitment
By submitting your CV you agree to us storing your personal data for recruitment processing and monitoring of our service
Information for overseas nurses
Nurses who are interested in coming to live and work in the UK need to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). The NMC regulates the nursing and midwifery profession in the UK, setting standards which ensure high-quality patient care.
Nurses trained outside the UK and EEA
Everything you need to know about joining the register to work as a nurse in the UK is available on the NMC website. There's a handy checklist which helps you understand if you are ready to register and a step-by-step guide which takes you through the registration process.
However, registration with the NMC does not automatically provide the right to work in the UK. Please visit our overseas health professionals page for further information, including the health and care visa.
Process for nurses educated outside the EEA
The only route to registration for all nurses trained outside the UK and EEA with the NMC is through a two-part application process.
Part one – a computer-based test. This is a multiple-choice examination which is accessible in many countries around the world for applicants to access in their home countries.
Part two – a practical observed structured clinical examination which can be taken in three test centres across the UK.
Visit the NMC website for further information about part one and two of the application process.
EEA nationals who have trained outside the EEA will not be eligible for automatic recognition of their qualification under the EU Directives and the interim arrangements as they have not trained within an EU member state. See further information on the NMC website.
Nurses trained outside of the UK must also meet the English language standards set by the NMC. This can be demonstrated:
through evidence that their pre-registration nursing programme was taught and examined in English and that at least 50% of the programme involved clinical interaction using English
IELTS is a universally recognised international test of English language proficiency. It measures the language ability of people who wish to study and/or work where English is the main language of communication. Those taking the IELTS need to achieve a minimum overall level of 7, although a level 6.5 in writing will be accepted alongside a level 7 in reading, listening and speaking.
Further details about IELTS can be found on the IELTS website
The OET is an international English language test designed specifically for the healthcare sector. It uses clinical scenarios and in the UK is an option for nurses, midwives and doctors.
It assesses the language communication skills of healthcare professionals who wish to register and practise in an English-speaking environment. Nurses taking the OET need to achieve a minimum of a level B.
Further details about the OET, including materials to help you prepare, can be found on the OET website.
Nurses trained in the EEA
Following the recognition of qualification, and before entry to the register, all applicants are required to supply evidence that they have the necessary knowledge of English. Communication is defined as speaking, reading, listening and writing.
You can read more information about EEA registration on the NMC website.
Nurses who trained in the EEA who are not EEA nationals may be required to undertake one or both parts of the application process above.
Test of Competence
CBT is split into two parts:
Part A covers numeracy and Part B covers clinical questions for nursing or midwifery
Part A: Numeracy / 30 minutes / 15 questions
Part B: Clinical / 2 hours and 30 minutes / 100 questions
The exam codes that match each application type are:
Adult nurse – RNA
Mental health nurse - RNMH
Learning disabilities nurse - RNLD
Children’s nurse - RNC
Midwife - RM
OSCE has 10 stations:
Four stations will continue to be linked together around a scenario: the APIE (one station for assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation)
Four stations to test skills (two pairs of two skills)
Two new stations to assess the candidate's values and behaviours and evidence-based practice.
You can take the OSCE a maximum of three times as part of your application, but you need to wait at least 10 days between each sitting.
If you do not pass your OSCE on your third attempt, your application will close and you’ll need to start a new application if you want to register with us. You must wait at least six months before you sit the OSCE again.