JobConnections (UK) Ltd

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Overseas Trained Nurses


We are currently recruiting nurses from overseas on behalf of several UK clients due to the nursing staff shortage crisis that the UK is experiencing. We have over 16yrs experience in connecting nurses to jobs in the UK. Therefore we are able to assist nurses with their immigration and visa matters, as part of the process of placing them in a suitable nursing job in the UK, that is in line with UK working visa guidelines. 


In order for you to be able to practice in the UK as a registered nurse you will need to apply to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) which is the nursing regulatory body here in the UK. Upon completion of the full registration process you will receive a valid PIN #. The PIN # is your UK nursing registration and will enable to you to practice as a nurse. Before you can apply to the NMC, you must first meet the following mandatory criteria;

  • Be a Registered Nurse or Registered Mental Health Nurse 
  • Meet the NMC English requirement by meeting one of their evidence types as set below.


Majority of nurses will rely on Evidence type 1 to meet the NMC’s English requirement. Newly graduated nurses whose pre-registration nursing qualification was taught in English may be able to rely on Evidence type 2.

Please see information on the types of English evidence below:

Evidence type 1: English language test

The NMC currently accepts results from two English tests:

  1. IELTS Academic or UKVI IELTS Academic with a minimum score of 6.5 in writing and 7.0 in speaking, listening and reading. 
  2. Occupational English Test (OET) with at least a grade B in all four skills.

Evidence Type 2: A recent pre-registration nursing or midwifery qualification which was taught and examined in English.

Please note. The pre-registration nursing qualification should have been completed less than five years prior to making an application to NMC. In addition, if the pre-registration nursing or midwifery programme was completed in a non-majority English-speaking country your will need to demonstrate that this programme meets the requirements set out in the NMC guidance and provide relevant evidence.

Evidence Type 3: Registration and practice of at least one year in a country where English is the first and native language and an English language assessment was required for registration.

Please click this link to view the list of accepted English speaking countries.

Once you have met the NMC English requirement, you can proceed to the next action, passing the first part of NMC test of competence, the Computer Based Test (CBT). This is a multiple choice exam based on testing the nurses' knowledege, skills and attitude in a specific field of nursing. Nurses that sign up to our agency and pass our assessment can enroll onto an online CBT revision that has many practice questions. 

Employers are more keen to interview nurses that have met the English requirement and are preparing for their CBT or have passed their CBT. If you have met these requirements and need assistance finding a UK employer, then email us your documents to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Documents; CV, NMC English evidence, passport bio page copy, nursing qualification and nursing registration certificate (with your nursing council).

Once gainfully employed in the UK, you can take the 2nd part of the NMC test of competence, the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE).  After passing the OSCE, the NMC will issue you a PIN Number and your name will appear on their register.

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