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International nurse Recruitment

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International Nurse Recruitment

Finding the right nurses to fill vacancies can be challenging and time consuming. This is where ID Medical’s International division can help. With extensive experience of filling vacancies with world-class candidates who want to move to the UK, plus our industry-leading support and established brand reputation, we help make the recruitment process as smooth as possible for you and the candidate. Our national coverage and dedicated office in India give us an incredible platform to source nurses from both EEA and Non-EEA countries.

Our International Team is dedicated to sourcing quality candidates from around the world for permanent positions. The entire process is fully managed; from sourcing nurses in countries of interest and in-country interviews, to candidate relocation and post-placement support. It's all taken care of.

All of our nurses are IELTS/OET cleared - supporting reduction in time to hire


Our extensive experience in sourcing and placing international nurses has enabled us to identify the countries that produce nurses with skills that are the most transferable in line with the needs of our UK employers. We have developed talent pools of nurses from each of our key source countries and are able to mobilise campaigns from the below locations:



Middle East

NMC Registered Nurses

We will search our domestic and international databases and leverage our expertise in marketing, using our own recruitment professionals and supply chain networks to source NMC Pinned nurses. Pinned nurses are often looking to develop their career pathways which we can target and look to introduce to the trust. Our approach will be to search and market ton our domestic database.

Interview Models


Effective methodology utilised to target IELTS / OET Cleared from identified or multiple source countries across all specialities.

Supports reduction in time invested from clinical stakeholders, travel costs and time to hire.

Up to 30x Interviews per month can be set up within 2-6 weeks of job order placement and package information being received.

3-6 months deployment timeframe


We are able to set up face to face interviews within 6 – 8 weeks of receiving customer requirement in any preferred source country.

Up to 100% of nurses IELTS cleared dependent on volumes required.

Up to 300x nurses can be interviewed in one overseas event.

3 – 9 month deployment timeframe

Industry Leading Candidate Retention Rates

Moving to a new country, job and culture, and away from friends and family is potentially very daunting and worrying for candidates. We have developed a comprehensive and effective support infrastructure to significantly reduce the risk of candidate drop-out both prior to and after relocation. We provide candidates with on-site and remote support and allocate each nurse an experienced named Settlement Consultant from job offer until they are fully settled into their new role.

Our commitment spans the full candidate journey and includes 24/7 contact as we understand the value of sustained and person-centric practical and pastoral support to their successful settlement and retention.

98% Retention & OSCE Pass Rates

English Language Training

Recognising that obtaining the required IELTS / OET Score to obtain eligibility for NMC registration is often the biggest hurdle for international nurses, ID Medical has made significant in country investment to develop English language training programmes via the ID Medical school that can help our nurses achieve this competency in the shortest possible timeframe.

We offer up to 6x different programmes for IELTS and OET which are recommended based on the candidates initial competency established when they initially register. This long term and on-going investment allows us to supply each of our clients with up to 30x IELTS / OET clearer nurses each month.

ID Medical Difference

For the International nurses sourced for University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW), ID Medical celebrated with them at Coombe Abbey with a very British Cream Tea and a visit from the Abbey’s Monk who regaled the many stories of ghosts which are said to reside there.

ID Medical’s International division has supported its UHCW with international nurse recruitment since 2016. Its skilfully targeted campaign comprised of a number of phases, including face to face recruitment in the Philippines as well as recruitment of NMC Pinned European nurses to provide immediate impact to the Trust nursing recruitment deficits. The specialist campaign was commissioned to support the Trust in addressing the areas that have been hard to fill nationally by targeting nurses across a wide range of specialties. The objective of this initiative was designed to assist UHCW in further developing their staffing infrastructure in the face of increased demand for services, whilst ultimately improving upon the standard of patient care provided to the local community and beyond.

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