International Nurses

Working with the World's best nurses

Hire international nurses on a permanent basis

There are some big advantages to recruiting international nurses on a permanent basis, aside from the obvious financial benefits.

All our candidates are qualified nurses in their home country, with at least 12 months working experience, which provides a wealth of valuable knowledge to help them smoothly fit into your team.

Nurses initially arrive on a 3 year visa, which provides long-term stability to your team. Visas can be extended for a further 2 years if desired.

We ensure our candidates do not incur; unnecessary and excessive, ‘home country’ agent’s fees. This means our candidates are not burdened with additional financial worries. All candidates are fluent English-speaking and are willing to locate anywhere in the UK.

International Nurse criteria:


All international nurses have a nursing diploma and at least 12 months previous nursing experience


All international nurses have passed either the IELTS or OET language exam


All nurses 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

Our team will help with the following:

Obtaining a Sponsor Licence (If required)

Arranging interviews between candidate and client

Gathering documentation and compliance

Assisting the nurse with booking travel to the UK

A smooth transitional period

Support throughout the full application process

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How it works:

Step 1

You contact us with your requirements

You let our team know how many nurses you need

Do you have a Sponsor Licence?
Our team can assist you in applying for one if required

Step 1

Step 2

Talent Insight

We will send you CVs of suitable candidates for interview, matched to your requirements

Step 2

Step 3

Video interview

Once you have selected somebody you are interested in hiring, we will organise a video interview between yourself and the candidate

Step 3

Step 4

Offer of employment

If you are happy with the candidate, you will issue them with a conditional offer of employment

Step 4

Step 5

Issue the CoS

Once the candidate receives the NMC decision letter, you can issue the CoS (Certificate of Sponsorship)

Step 5

Step 6

Candidate relocates to UK

Once the visa is approved (Usually 3 year Tier 2) the candidates arrives in the UK

Step 6

Step 7

OSCE test and NMC Pin (Nurses only)

The nurse sits the OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination). Upon passing, the NMC issue the Pin

Step 7

Would you like more information?

Please complete the form below:


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

Junction House, Waver Green, Leeds LS28 7BG

(+44) 0113 827 2347

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