How to fill your vacancies

Overseas recruitment of nurses seem to be the only viable option to bridge the gap of more than 40,000 vacancies across the UK. The impact of Brexit has made this nursing shortage worse with applications from EU nurses dropping by 96% in 2017 from 1,304 in July 2016 to only 46 in April 2017, according to the NMC figures.

Tier 2 of the points-based system is the main immigration route for non-European Economic Area (EEA) migrants to come and work in the UK. You must have a sponsor licence and Certificates of Sponsorship (CoS) if you wish to employ international nurses outside the EEA. Also you must be familiar with the process for non-EEA candidates to obtaing professional registration. International recruitment makes a significant contribution to the care of your patients or residents but you must also understand that if your recruit failed OSCE you must cancel his sponsorship and end his employment. So how do you plan your approach to international recruitment?


The IAN method in 3 Simple Steps


INCREASE your options

We do not recruit overseas trained nurses - we create and keep them. Often hiring managers or employers turn to Philippines or India when they consider international recruitment. The problem with this approach is that most Trusts and big group of care homes are all recruiting in the same countries leaving you to either waste your resources or compete against the best offer in the market. As we have worked through your recruitment problems in the past with many providers and candidates from all over the world, we can give you a fresh perspective and increase your recruitment options.



IMPROVE your solutions

Our talk works and IANS main goal is to provide our clients with a streamlined service without the need of going to different providers to recruit nurses successfully. Given the inherent synergies between the immigration rules and NMC registration requirement for overseas trained nurses, IANS will facilitate an effective strategy in ensuring you recruit nurses within the shortest time possible - we can guarantee you will have nurses working on your floor within 4-6 weeks, securing high return to your financial investments. We can tailor a bespoke solution for your recruitment needs




Our aim is to make things easier for you and save you monies. The cost of international recruitment per nurse is from £11,037.40. Therefore, the Trust is investing a minimum of £132,448.80 when recruiting 12 nurses from outside the UK. And based on NMC’s 45 percentage OSCE fails, this means a staggering financial loss of £59,601.96 within the 3 months from the candidates entering the UKas they will have to leave employment for failing to achieve professional registration as set out in the immigration rules. IANS can guarantee a 100% OSCE pass rate and increasing your staff retention.