Here at HCL, we’re trusted by nurses all over the world to help them start their careers in the UK. So, if you’re serious about becoming a nurse in the UK, you’re in the right place.

HCL Permanent have over 10 years of experience, working collaboratively with NHS trusts and private hospitals across the UK. With unrivalled access to health and social professionals from around the globe, we have a proven history of helping to place candidates from a range of countries into their perfect roles in the UK. Successful candidates have joined us having relocated from both EEA and non-EEA regions, including Spain, Italy, Poland, Romania, Greece, India, Singapore, Philippines, South Africa, Botswana and many more.

What do we do?

In a nutshell, we offer a free, trusted service that helps international workers to fulfil their dream of working in the UK, as well as allowing domestic candidates access to opportunities to diversify their healthcare career path, move locations or move into the private sector. With global offices and multilingual consultants, we can help you find a permanent job in the NHS, private sector or local authorities.

We have permanent nursing opportunities across the country including major cities like London, Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester, as well as smaller towns.

Who can move to the UK to work as a nurse?

To work as an internationally trained nurse in the UK, you will need to meet the requirements of the NMC, as well as meeting some important English language requirements. We and the NHS adhere to the UK Government’s mission to protect and promote health and social care system sustainability through international cooperation, ensuring safeguards and support for countries with the most pressing health workforce challenges. This means that there are some countries we cannot recruit from – these countries are determined by the WHO, who determine that no active recruitment is permitted from these countries.

Why choose HCL Permanent to apply for a nursing job in the UK?

Applying for work via HCL Permanent means there is a friendly voice at the end of the phone, with a main point of contact throughout the entire application process.

We manage all aspects of the hiring process for our clients which means you as a candidate can expect a consistent and comprehensive service.

We want to make sure you are able to settle successfully into your new job and want to stay long term. Therefore, our aftercare service is second-to-none and it includes support & advice on:

  • Pre & Post offer information
  • Relocation
  • Orientation into your new local area including information on schools & colleges
  • National Insurance number and bank accounts for non-British citizens

Where can we help you get a job in the UK?

We are proud to work with clients across the UK to place candidates into permanent roles in A&E, medicine, theatre, obstetrics and gynaecology, anaesthetics, paediatrics, neonates, and more – this includes positions in the NHS, private hospitals, prison settings and more.

We’re proud to have helped thousands of candidates start their career in the UK – why not see what some of them are saying for yourself below!


How do I get started on applying to work in the UK?

Ready to start your journey with us? Your new life starts here! Check out our latest permanent job opportunities for international candidates here, or submit your CV to us via the web form below.

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