How to Work as a Filipino Nurse in the UK
<p>The NHS continues to hire Filipino nurses and healthcare professionals. That’s why, if you are looking for international experience, the UK is a great destination to work. Not only that, the UK and the NHS is an attractive employer for many Filipinos. If you are a registered nurse in the Philippines, you may qualify to work as a Filipino nurse in the UK.</p> <h2>Benefits of working in the UK:</h2> <ul><li>Airport transfer</li><li>OSCE support&nbsp;</li><li>NMC Registration fee</li><li>Free Visa Processing</li><li>NHS Pension Scheme</li><li>Annual leave entitlement</li><li>Free Flight Ticket to the UK</li><li>Up to 3 months free accommodation</li><li>Exam reimbursements on certain exams like CBT</li><li>Advance cash support (up to £500 / around ₱34,309)</li><li>Around 37.5 hours of duty per week in a full-time role</li></ul> <p></p> <h2>Requirements To Work as a Filipino Nurse in the UK</h2> <p>For Filipino nurses to <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">work in the UK</a>, they must meet the following requirements:</p> <ul><li>Pass the <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">International English Language Testing System (IELTS)</a> and the <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Computer-Based Testing (CBT)</a> exams.&nbsp;</li><li>Obtain a certificate of sponsorship (if you use a trusted recruiting agency for your job search, they will apply for the certificate of sponsorship on your behalf)</li><li>You must have enough money in your bank account to support yourself once you arrive in the UK</li><li>You must present your documents proving your <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">identity</a>, qualifications as a nurse, and professional registration&nbsp;</li><li>Complete the <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)</a>. This exam tests your basic nursing skills to work in the UK. Currently, you can take the OSCE at Oxford Brookes University, the University of Northampton, Ulster University, Leeds Teaching Hospital, and Northumbria Hospital.&nbsp;</li></ul> <p></p> <h2>Getting Your Documents Verified</h2> <p>Before hiring, the NHS will verify your <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">education</a>, registration, and identity documents. You are required to upload your credentials to the <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)</a> for verification. To simplify this process, verify your documents in advance. Not only does this allow you to apply for more <strong>job opportunities</strong> simultaneously, but it also saves time and speeds up the hiring process.</p> <h2>Getting a Nursing Job in the UK From the Philippines</h2> <p>Once you are eligible to work in the UK, you can apply for jobs. Recruiters use trusted platforms like to source and shortlist verified candidates who meet their requirements.&nbsp;</p> <p>The NHS also lists nursing opportunities on Jobs. Browse their current vacancies here:</p> <div class="is-layout-flex wp-block-buttons"> <div class="wp-block-button"><a class="wp-block-button__link has-text-color has-background" href=";country=" style="border-radius:50px;background-color:#00497a;color:#e5e5e5" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Apply for nursing jobs in the NHS</a></div> </div> <p></p> <p>LinkedIn is another channel to network with other nurses in the UK, connect with recruiters and healthcare employers. By networking on LinkedIn, your chances of finding a job to kick-starts your overseas career in nursing increase.</p> <h2>Working as a Filipino Nurse in the UK</h2> <p>Once you begin working as a nurse in the UK, you can find and connect with your Filipino peers. Additionally, you can interact with nurses from other countries, backgrounds, and ethnicities, which forms the nursing experience in the UK. You can also learn more about life as a Filipino in the UK by joining the UK’s <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Filipino Nurses Association</a>.</p> <h2>Ready to work in the UK?</h2> <p>The UK is a great destination for Filipino nurses to progress their careers and gain invaluable experience. The country offers competitive salaries and benefits. Once you meet the requirements for application, your career can flourish.&nbsp;</p> <div class="is-layout-flex wp-block-buttons"> <div class="wp-block-button"><a class="wp-block-button__link has-text-color has-background" href=";country=United+Kingdom" style="border-radius:50px;background-color:#00497a;color:#e5e5e5" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Apply for a nursing role in the UK</a></div> </div> <p></p> <h3>Want to know more about landing a job in the UK?</h3> <ul><li>Find out how to get a visa under the UK points-based system <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="" target="_blank">here</a>.</li><li>Want to apply for the UK’s ‘Health and Care Worker Visa’? <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Click here</a>.</li><li>Discover why you should make the move to the UK <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="" target="_blank">here</a>.</li><li>Learn more about preparation, application costs, and visas <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="" target="_blank">here</a>.</li></ul> <p></p>