JobConnections (UK) Ltd

Education - Immigration - Recruitment

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13JUL2015

UK jobs for nurses

Our client is currently looking to recruit nurses from overseas with UK Nursing & Midwifery Council registration. This employer has Tier2 sponsorships (work permits to offer)

Our client is known as premium quality providers who treat residents as individuals and put their needs first. So they are looking to recruit qualified nurses who share the same caring philosophy and family values.

Type of care provided – clinical complexity and diversity

• Rehabilitation
• Mental health sub-acute care
• Care of older people
• High dependency
• End of life palliative care
• Care of young physically disabled
• Neurological
• Post-op
• Tracheostomies
• Community involvement
• dementia care
• Respite Care

Starting salary £26k+ p.a.
Immigration package offered
Accommodation facilitated by the employer


Testimonials

“After passing my IELTs tests, I contacted Job Connections UK Ltd and expressed interest in working as a Registered Nurse in the UK. Job Connections helped and advised me from the first application to the Nurses and Midwifery Council of the UK till the day I got my Tier 2 visa from the British Embassy. They were also able to find me a good placement for my Overseas Nursing Program.
I am now registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of the UK as a Nurse.
I would highly recommend them to any overseas nurse thinking of working in the UK.
Thank you Job Connections!
Chibeka from Zambia.”

“Job Connections UK Ltd is an excellent agency.
They can find the job best suited for you in the shortest possible time. They have some of the most dedicated immigration advisors who are willing to listen to you and attend to your needs. I am a Jamaica nurse who had the desire to work in the United Kingdom. My agency in Jamaica made contact with Job Connections in UK, surprisingly in less than a week I had Skype interview with Job Connections, which was successful. In less than two months I was in the UK in working. The employer that Job Connections found for me, they are like family members, the support that they give me is overwhelming. They provide assistance on and off the job and provide accommodation to facilitate training.
Job Connections a true agency.
Annette from Jamaica”

“I’m a registered nurse from Swaziland. My journey started in March 2012, when I decided I wanted to work in the UK. I got registration with the NMC but I struggled to get a job. Until my sister gave me contacts for Job Connections. This was in March 2013. I must say, at first I was very reluctant as I thought I had exhausted all possible avenues and was at the verge of giving up. I started the process with Job Connections in May and took only 3 months for them to set up an interview with a possible employer for me….Through the whole process, they were very supportive and helped me with all the paperwork, until I got to the UK in October 2013. I am so happy I got to know about this company and most of all, that they got me a very good employer, I’m thankful.” Bethusile from Swaziland

 

 

13MAY2015

Home Office Update: Biometric Residence Permit 

On April 6, 2015, The Home Office implemented a change for applicants who are granted Entry Clearance Visas to enter the UK. Upon granting the Entry Clearance Visa, the usual procedure of stamping the visa on your passport as a vignette/stamp will still be followed.

However, for those who have applied for a visa with a duration of more than 6 months, the vignette in the passport will show that the initial Entry Clearance Visa will be valid for a 30 day period from the date indicated as the date of planned arrival in the UK as stated when applying for the visa.

It’s very important that you travel to the UK within the time period stated on the vignette as failure to do so will result in the expiry of the visa and you will need to re-apply for another 30 day visa with another fee. The vignette only serves as evidence that you’re allowed to enter and travel to the UK.

After arriving in the UK, you must then collect your Biometric Residence Permit from the closest participating Post Office branch, in relation to the UK address indicated when applying for your visa. The Post Office branch will be indicated on your letter issued by The Home Office confirming that your visa has been granted. For migrant workers, this will allow your UK employer to verify that you have been granted the right to work in the country by the UK Home Office. Read more →

25MAR2015

Home Office Update: Implementation of Health Surcharge

The Home Office has recently released an important update for citizens outside the European Economic Area (EEA) applying for a UK visa.

Non-EEA citizens applying for a non-visitor visa (those with intentions to work, study or join their family in the UK) for a duration exceeding 6 months, will now be required to pay a health surcharge. Applicants who are currently in the UK applying for an extension of their stay are also required to pay the said additional fee. This new rule will take effect on April 6, 2015.

There are exemptions such as Australian and New Zealand nationals, and Tier 2 skilled workers under the Intra-company transfers category who are workers of a multi-national company and are to be assigned in its UK office for a skilled job. These types of applicants will be given a reference number as proof of their exemption, which is to be used in their visa application. Read more →

14NOV2014

Amendments on the Immigration rules for Settlement or Indefinite leave to remain application

visa2Overseas nurses in the UK who are planning to apply for settlement or indefinite leave to remain on or after April 6, 2016 fall under new immigration rules. Changes on the requirements for the 2016 applications in relation to Tier 2 migrants have already been set by the UK Home Office. Read more →

16OCT2014

Attention overseas nurses: additional details on the new NMC registration process

visa1Recent announcements are now released by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for the new registration process to be followed by new applicants starting this October. The majority of the application process will be online. However if you’re unable complete it online you will be able to specifically request for a paper-based application. Read more →

19SEP2014

Applying for an allocation of Restricted Certificate of Sponsorship (RCOS)

visa2It is more challenging for employers now to find both PIN Numbered and ONP nurses within the UK who meet the immigration requirements to switch into Tier 2 category. But, this should not bring you too much worry as there are still other groups of overseas nurses suitable for your vacancies. To be able to hire them, you must apply for a Restricted Certificate of Sponsorship (RCOS) allocation as they will need to apply for their visas outside the UK.

You can also choose from the increasing number of overseas nurses who are already in the UK but are still required to go back to their country in order to apply for a Tier 2 visa. Please note that this doesn’t mean they can’t successfully secure a visa. They just need to apply from their home country in order to circumvent the requirement which they weren’t able to meet in the UK. There are both PIN Numbered and ONP nurses outside of the UK available, who can fill your nursing vacancies. Read more →

04SEP2014

UK employers looking for ONP and NMC Pin Numbered nurses

Nurse 4MediumThe new registration process set by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for overseas registered nurses, who want to work in the UK, will be changing in October 2014: It will comprise of an online application and a two part competence test which will replace the current Overseas Nurses Programme (ONP). NMC decision letters already secured by overseas nurses are still valid. Those who hold this Invitation letter and are asked to take the ONP can complete the program and will not need to undergo the tests of competency.

In addition, applicants who are already at the second stage of registration will still fall under the old NMC system. As per NMC, applicants who are processed before October 2014 will still be able to complete the ONP.
Applicants who will be awarded NMC decision letters before September 2014, will be offered a choice of either the ONP or the competence tests. Read more →

01AUG2014

The new NMC registration process for overseas registered nurses

visa3As a result of NMC’s consultation with various concerned bodies, a new registration process will be established for all non-European Economic Area (EEA)/European Union (EU) trained nurses who wish to be registered in the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). The new process recently announced by NMC will include an online application and competence tests – a computer-based multiple-choice examination and a practical objective structured clinical examination (OSCE). This two part test will replace the Overseas Nurses Programme (ONP) currently in place. All applicants from October 2014 and onward are already required to follow the new process. Read more →

14MAY2014

Study options leading to work permits for nurses.

PH students at BucksNurses around the globe may have, at some point, found how hard it is to secure a job and practice their profession overseas. Although there are available work options for them in several countries that they can explore, the entry is not that easy.

In the United Kingdom, a working visa known as a Tier2 visa, is a must for nurses from abroad to work here. There are requirements one has to obtain to be granted such work permit. One of those is that they need to be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) before they can process their working visa. For their application to be approved by NMC, they have to meet certain criteria and take the Overseas Nurses Programme (ONP). The program can assess the skills of applicants as nurses practicing in UK, as it includes 20 days of learning with topics on UK law, NMC Code of Conduct, drugs administration, and other relevant subjects.

Though they have to pass the standards and go through a stringent process to acquire a working visa, UK has offered a viable option to help qualified nurses from abroad who want to work here. Several universities are offering courses that can give foreign trained nurses the opportunity to complete a UK qualification and the ONP. Upon successful completion of course and their ONP, nurses find it easier to secure a UK tier 2 working visa. Read more

09APR2014

Bucks New University’s 2 year BSc (Hons.) Nursing & Healthcare Top Up Degree with Optional ONP

Many overseas trained nurses still dream of practicing their profession in the UK. And why not? The UK is the world’s sixth-largest economy. It is also deemed as one of the safest countries in the world, a place that is not too polluted and populated and there are simply many tourist spots here that no one can resist visiting. And who wouldn’t want to learn to speak with that remarkable British twang?

For foreign-educated and trained nurses, a good way to embark on this dream is to enroll on and take up Nursing-related courses in the UK. And the good news is one of the well-known and highly-regarded universities here offers such a great course – and with several perks that are too irresistible to ignore.

Bucks New University, a university founded in 1893, is located in Buckinghamshire. It has 2 main campuses, Uxbridge and High Wycombe. Bucks New University or BNU offers a 2 year BSc (Hons.) Nursing and Healthcare Top Up Degree with Optional ONP for foreign-trained nurses. Read more →

Employers

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