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Streamlined, seamless international recruitment for nursing homes and the NHS

We bring clarity to international healthcare recruitment, with a step-by-step process for hiring international candidates with valuable knowledge and expertise. One that builds on our tried-and-tested process for successfully resettling European nursing staff into UK care homes and the NHS for almost a decade.

Success is all about retention – given the complexity, time and effort required to recruit internationally. So respect for individuals committed to relocating their entire life abroad remains at the heart of our process. We devote ourselves to preparing people for work in the UK, caring for our most vulnerable patients.

We strictly pre-screen all applicants’ nursing experience, qualifications, references, criminal record and English communication skills before accepting them.

Our International healthcare professionals criteria:


Our candidates have a relevant qualification and work experience in their country of origin


Our candidates have passed either the IELTS or OET language exam


Our candidates have passed/are prepared for the NMC computer based test (CBT)


Our team are on-hand to prepare and guide the nurse for the OSCE exam

We can also assist with the following, if required...


Our team can assist the nurse in applying for the correct visa


Our team can assist with arranging the nurse's travel to the UK


Our team can assist the nurse in finding local accommodation

International healthcare professionals contribute greatly to the every day running of NHS hospitals and private nursing homes throughout the UK.

The industry benefits greatly from this expertise and the different approaches they bring. In return, they are provided a pathway to career progression, along with all the support they need to develop their skills and qualifications.

The Government has confirmed that the UK needs to increase its workforce to achieve the targets set out in the Long Term Plan and to meet the needs of the population.

Avanta Care adheres to the Department of Health Code of Practice for the International Recruitment of Healthcare Professionals.

We are currently in the process of opening our own training academy in Kochi, India.

The academy will focus on preparing nurses for the following tests: OSCE, IELTS, CBT.

We aim to have the candidate working as a Pre-Registered Nurse within 3 weeks of interview, and practicing as an RGN within 60 days


Most frequent questions and answers:

There has been a sharp rise in demand for international healthcare professionals as a result of an ageing population, an ageing workforce and an increased focus on the quality of healthcare in the UK.

And due to Brexit, there is now an uncertain political environment, which means the supply of nurses and midwives from the EU dropped by a third last year. 

Hiring healthcare professionals on a permanent basis can significantly reduce agency costs. Plus, permanent employees continue the care consistency that can be interrupted by Temporary staff.

Non-EEA (European Economic Area) recruits tend to complete a minimum 3 year contract.

It is preferred that the healthcare establishments do have a sponsor licence.

However, our team may be able to assist with this if required.


Accreditations & Memberships

Avanta Care Ltd is an Awarded supplier of Healthcare Professionals on the HealthTrust Europe framework

HealthTrust Europe hold a strong and long-standing relationship with the NHS, and take a partnership approach to improve healthcare performance. They are committed to developing and delivering solutions that support the needs of public sector healthcare providers

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