We understand that relocating to the UK is a big decision. But we’ve helped hundreds of overseas candidates start their careers in the UK, by helping with:

CV writing

We review and edit hundreds of CVs every day, so will help to craft yours to suit the role you’re applying for

Interview preparation

The registration process can be confusing, but your dedicated consultant will guide you through every step

NMC/GMC/HCPC registration

The registration process can be confusing, but your dedicated consultant will guide you through every step. Once you are in our recruitment process you will be given access to our interactive how-to guide

Visa application

Where relevant, we’ll offer guidance on completing every stage of your visa application

Booking flights to the UK

With so many choices available, we’ll assist you with booking your flight so you get the best deal

Welcoming you at the airport

A HCL representative can meet you at the airport to help you settle in the UK

Booking temporary accommodation

We’ll support you in booking temporary accommodation, to give you some time to find something more permanent

Finding permanent accommodation

The housing market is very competitive in the UK, but we’ll help you to ensure you don’t miss out

Transport from the airport

We can organise your airport transfer, so you have one less thing to worry about

Supporting you throughout your employment

Our support is ongoing. So once you start your job, we’ll be in regular contact to support you in any way you need

Setting up a bank account and a national insurance number

Not having a bank account opened could delay your first payment – so we’ll help you to set one up immediately

Registering with a GP and dentist

We’ll help you get set up with a local doctor or dentist as soon as you arrive

24/7 relocation support

We will be here for you 24 hours a day. So you don’t need to worry – whatever happens, we’ll have the answer

Schools and childcare

All children in the UK between the ages of 5 and 16 are entitled to a free place at a state school. Schools are broken down into primary schools (5-11 year olds), and secondary schools (11-16 year olds). Free education is also available for 16-19 year old, either at secondary schools or sixth form colleges. For younger children, nursery school is available for 3-4 year olds, and many hospitals offer crèches for staff with younger children.

How to apply for a school place

You can apply for both primary and secondary school places for your children online or by using your council’s application form: http://www.gov.uk/schools-admissions/applying

To find out about the admission criteria used by schools, visit

Deadlines to apply

You must apply for a primary school place by 15 January. You must apply for a secondary school place by 31 October. The school year runs from early September to late July. If you are moving in the middle of an academic year, it is possible to apply for a place mid-year. The way to do this varies from council to council. It is best to visit your council’s website for more information, or contact your HCL consultant.

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