We are proud to have a diverse, internationally educated nurse and midwifery workforce at UHL.

Our International Nursing and Midwifery Recruitment Programme is delivering an ethical and sustainable recruitment model for UHL and provides our new nurses and midwives with a robust onboarding and induction programme alongside ongoing pastoral support and a 100% pass-rate with the OSCE Programme.

Internationally Educated Nurses and Midwives

UHL are currently recruiting Midwives, Adult & Childrens Nurses from the EU and non-EU countries utilising registered recruitment agencies and following the NHS International Recruitment Toolkit promoting best possible standards in international recruitment.

UHL offer you an attractive relocation package that includes 8 weeks free single person accommodation sourced locally near to the hospital, Certificate of Sponsorship, agency fees, cost of flights up to £720, OET/ IELTS and the NMC Computer Based Test. On arrival to the UK, transportation from the airport is arranged to bring you to Leicester where you will be met and shown to your accommodation and provided with basic provisions to ensure your first night here is as comfortable as possible whilst you recover from your journey.

Recruitment Criteria

All Registered nurses and midwives recruited by UHL who trained outside of the UK must have:

  • 12 months post registration experience
  • Successfully reached the required standard in the International English Language Test (IELTs) or the Occupational English Test (OET) as per the most current NMC guidance
  • Successfully completed Part One of the Test of Competence (Computer Based Test) with the NMC specific to registrant role
  • Be in receipt of their invite from the NMC to undertake Part 2 of the Test of Competence, Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). An OSCE is an examination used in health sciences. It is designed to test clinical skill performance and competence in a range of skills. It is a hands-on approach to learning and assessment. The OSCE content and scoring procedures are standardised.

Our International Nursing Faculty at the UHL School of Nursing and Midwifery Practice will provide you with 6 weeks of classroom based OSCE preparation before you undertake the NMC OSCE whilst supporting you to adjust to living in Leicester. Our expert team of Clinical Educators will support your pastoral needs to ensure that you are physically and emotionally prepared to take the exam leading to UK registration.

On receipt of your NMC registration you will then be supported in a supernumerary capacity for 4 weeks to help you to adjust to being a registrant here in the UK and commence a 12 month preceptorship period. During this time you will also receive support from clinical areas and from the International Nursing Faculty and the wider Corporate Nursing Education Team.

UK requirements / How to register

Already in the UK and looking for support to become registered with the NMC?

UHL are keen to recruit and support Internationally Educated Nurses who are residing in the UK. To find out more about us and to see if we are an organisation where you would like to work, you can attend one of our recruitment open days.

If you have an active NMC application, meet the English Language requirement and have successfully completed the NMC Part 1 (Computer Based Test- CBT) and are looking for support with the NMC OSCE, then you can apply for an RN or HCA post via NHS Jobs, indicating in the ‘supporting information’ that you are an Internationally Educated Nurse looking for support to undertake the NMC OSCE leading to UK NMC registration.

If you require support to meet the NMC English Language requirement, we would advise that you apply via NHS jobs for a Band 2 HCA position to gain employment with UHL and once you have completed a probationary period, we would look to support you with an OET preparation course, including the funding of an exam.