UK Nursing Jobs for Indian Nurses
More than ever before the UK is in need of nurses, with a predicted 140,000 nurse shortage by 2030.
Although the number of nursing staff is increasing, the current shortage is 38,000 – this is full-time equivalent registered nurses, putting the NHS under strain. At Migrate, we have a range of UK nursing jobs for Indian nurses. Take a look at them on our website. To apply, download the Migrate app for Android or iOS.
Not sure what kind of nurse you want to be? Check out our blog on the different types of nursing in the UK.
As a result of the current UK nurse shortage, the NHS and other healthcare providers are welcoming more and more overseas staff into their teams. International recruitment has long been a vital support to the NHS, especially as it continues to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A place that many UK-based health employers recruits from is India. We have created a blog for Indian nurses who are considering relocating to the UK for a nursing role, to share information on what the UK is like to live and work in, and on how and when you can apply for a nursing role here.
Is the UK Good for Indian Nurses?
If you are in India right now and contemplating moving abroad to further your nursing career, relocating to the UK can be a great option. Not only can you expect a better salary (as a full-time equivalent registered nurse) – the NHS pay system is made up of a banding scale – read more about the different NHS pay bands in our blog – but also generous staff benefits, which includes its renowned pension scheme, assistance with childcare and housing, flexible working opportunities and a Blue Light Card; providing thousands of amazing discounts online and in-store to NHS staff.
While working for the NHS, there will also be opportunities for professional development and career progression, as well as mental health support (see how our clients Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust prioritise its staff wellbeing).
You can also expect a mild climate, with UK temperatures typically ranging from 9 – 18 Celsius in summer, and 2 – 7 degrees Celsius in winter.
How to Apply for a UK Nursing Job, From India
To practice as a nurse in the UK, you’ll need a nursing degree (recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council) and to have passed the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or an Occupational English Test (OET). You’ll also need to complete an online self-assessment to confirm you’re eligible to apply for NMC registration, which involves a Computer Based Test (CBT). We have a blog with additional information on how to become a registered general nurse in the UK.