International Recruitment

As an organisation we want to support you to explore alternative avenues to fill our vacancies.  We have undertaken a number of successful international recruitment programmes and can help support you through the process.

NHS Employers have created a great toolkit about international recruitment that is a really good reference point. NHS International recruitment toolkit

Anyone you recruit from outside the UK needs to be from the Skilled Worker route.  Roles that are eligible under the occupational shortage skilled worker visa:

In order to obtain a skilled worker visa the candidate needs to demonstrate that:

  • they have a job offer from a Home Office licensed sponsor
  • they speak English at the required level
  • the job offer is at the required skill level of RQF3 or above (equivalent to A level)
  • they’ll be paid at least £25,600 or the ‘going rate’ for the job offer, whichever is higher
  • If the job will pay less than this – but no less than £20,480 – the applicant may still be able to apply by ‘trading’ points on specific characteristics against their salary. For example, if they have a job offer in a shortage occupation or have a PhD relevant to the job.

Further information in relation to employing overseas workers can be found at Employing Overseas Workers | Factsheets | CIPD

If you need any support or advice with international recruitment please contact our Medical & International Recruitment Team – 01253 957001 and select option 2