Key Updates

Updated: 22 january 2020

International Recruitment in the NHS

The section International nurses has been updated to refer to changes to the NMC registration process in relation to the Occupational English Test (OET).


International recruitment is where employers seek to employ people from outside the UK to supplement their traditional workforce resourcing policies.

International recruitment of healthcare workers takes place in three main ways.

  1. Active recruitment: by employers or recruitment agencies. This usually involves advertising UK employment opportunities in the target country, holding interviews there and processing applications for successful candidates.

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