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Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by LOSKYXANDER: 7:48am On Jul 01
Why do people say it's hard for someone to get an employer willing to sponsor a foreigner or non EU citizen in the UK? Now here is someone who got a job all the way from Nigeria undecided

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Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by ymarts: 8:01am On Jul 01
crushsugar:
The question is why would I leave in the first place?
Simple answer is I was tired. Tired of the structure, staffing, poor opportunities, I felt stuck and just wanted more.
I wanted to see what's going on out there. I wanted to be part of a standard setting and reach for my dreams which seems impossible for me or would have taken so much time. This wasn't about money. It's about fulfilment.
So, my dream of working abroad started about 2 years after school of nursing. I was working but not happy, after going for post basic program, I still felt stuck somewhere even with a public service job. With all the experiences I don't want to bore is with, I finally made up my mind in October 2018.
Booked IELTS UKVI, in January and did the test March 1st. It came out well.
Then I searched for a potential employer, did the interview and was offered appointment.
So, paper work began.
What was your IELTS overall score

Are you a BSN nurse or diploma

What's your advice for someone seeking for an employer in UK after writing IELTS

Thanks for this refreshing thread, hoping to hear from you
Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by BarristerAlarig: 9:58pm On Jul 01
LOSKYXANDER:
Why do people say it's hard for someone to get an employer willing to sponsor a foreigner or non EU citizen in the UK? Now here is someone who got a job all the way from Nigeria undecided


There is a Nursing shortage in the UK.
Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by crushsugar: 10:48pm On Jul 01
Hadampson:
Nice @crushsugar

Look for living in UK thread on nairaland. It would be of great benefit to you

Ok
Thanks

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Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by crushsugar: 10:56pm On Jul 01
queengift:
So after Ielts, a nurse can get a job in UK. was it difficult getting a job from Nigeria? please throw more light

After IELTS, you have every employer/agents running after you because they are in need of nurses.
It wasn't difficult at all.
It is possible to apply directly to a hospital but by my own observations, it is more stressful.
I applied through an agency.
Please do not pay any agent because they are being paid by the employers for their job.
After my IELTS, I sent my CV to my agency which I consider very professional, judging from the openness on their site.
They set me up for a Skype interview, and I got the job.
After that all the paper work began and I took the CBT exam; UK Nursing competency part 1 exam.
The part 2 which is OSCE would be done in the UK.
I hope I have answered your questions correctly.

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Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by crushsugar: 10:58pm On Jul 01
ecstacy29:


Welcome to the UK, just know that you came at the best season and enjoy it before November creeps in.
We are enjoying the 'warmth' while it lasts. grin


It's not been funny and they keep saying it is summer, a low 18 degrees. I will cope
Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by crushsugar: 10:59pm On Jul 01
4dor:


It's time to download Google maps. Once you do this you'll never get lost again.

I do have maps.
It just didn't work that day
Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by crushsugar: 11:04pm On Jul 01
Godian45:
crushsuger,congratulations.I will really like to know there job prospect for pharmacist. and also we like updates with pics
I really don't know about pharmacists, but I there was a thread I followed some time ago that talked about it.
You can always check for their sites. I have discovered that in UK, they put everything online.
Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by crushsugar: 11:11pm On Jul 01
Abkreizi:



Yah just teasing us grin.... send pictures nah... us that dont have hope for obodo oyibo......

Lol
Diaris hope o

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Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by crushsugar: 11:11pm On Jul 01
STENON:
Welcome to UK Dear. Its so annoying the way the immigration officers always check black people with ECOWAS passport.

Thank you
Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by crushsugar: 11:13pm On Jul 01
Trenton:
Following..abeg post pictures anytime you visit Etihad stadium.. home of the champions
Lol
I actually thought He is from Aba grin
Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by crushsugar: 11:14pm On Jul 01
Trenton:
Following..abeg post pictures anytime you visit Etihad stadium.. home of the champions
Lol
Would do that
Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by crushsugar: 11:16pm On Jul 01
LOSKYXANDER:
Why do people say it's hard for someone to get an employer willing to sponsor a foreigner or non EU citizen in the UK? Now here is someone who got a job all the way from Nigeria undecided
It depends on the job.
When they need you, you'll get it.
There are other jobs on the shortage occupation list.
You can check them out.
It's just about your arrangements.
Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by crushsugar: 11:21pm On Jul 01
ymarts:
What was your IELTS overall score

Are you a BSN nurse or diploma

What's your advice for someone seeking for an employer in UK after writing IELTS

Thanks for this refreshing thread, hoping to hear from you

Diploma
Overall band was 7.5
S-8
R-7.5
L-8
W-6.5
You know what you are looking out for, they are almost similar benefits from employers but you can look out for what you are most comfortable with.
There are plenty of agencies and hospital to choose from.
Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by sgtponzihater1(m): 11:22pm On Jul 01
Congrats. I enjoyed my brief stay in Manchester. Quite cold compared to London and even colder during winter. The free city bus is an added advantage. Manchester accent is however a little bit difficult to pick. Apart from that great city
Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by crushsugar: 11:26pm On Jul 01
Today was officially my first day at my work place. We are yet to visit the wards but active training sessions are held for us in preparation for OSCE and acclimatizing to our new setting giving the differences in backgrounds

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Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by crushsugar: 11:27pm On Jul 01
Hospital library

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Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by crushsugar: 11:29pm On Jul 01
Hospital reception

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Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by crushsugar: 11:30pm On Jul 01
Waiting areas

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Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by crushsugar: 11:31pm On Jul 01
Busy Monday morning

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Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by KingAzubuike(f): 11:32pm On Jul 01
crushsugar:
Busy Monday morning
Where in the UK r u?
Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by crushsugar: 11:34pm On Jul 01
Generally, I would say it was a great start especially with knowing everyone is committed to making my stay comfortable.

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Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by Kirchhoff01(m): 10:20am On Jul 02
Good luck in your stay
Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by Nemsy(f): 10:35am On Jul 02
Employers are everywhere and there are several agencies for this purpose. The First thing is to make a decision you want to practice nursing abroad, then the rest is a cake work, Ps: except IELTS which people find difficult to nail at first sitting though. But don't fret, that one too is easy to pass if you are determine and offcourse the God factor is ultimate.

ymarts:
What was your IELTS overall score

Are you a BSN nurse or diploma

What's your advice for someone seeking for an employer in UK after writing IELTS

Thanks for this refreshing thread, hoping to hear from you

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Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by ferrariLaferrari: 11:06am On Jul 02
Nemsy:
Employers are everywhere and there are several agencies for this purpose. The First thing is to make a decision you want to practice nursing abroad, then the rest is a cake work, Ps: except IELTS which people find difficult to nail at first sitting though. But don't fret, that one too is easy to pass if you are determine and offcourse the God factor is ultimate.

Please how can one get this agencies??
Thanks
Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by Nemsy(f): 5:48pm On Jul 02
Agencies like; 1)Insignia Global recruits mostly registered psychiatry nurses, in rare cases registered nurses.
2) Neu professionals(www.neuprofessionals.com)
3) Ians group(www.ians-group.com) etc
Those are the very reliable ones I know. You can also google as well.
Please how can one get this agencies??
Thanks [/quote]

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Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by Godian45(m): 6:04pm On Jul 02
crushsugar:

I really don't know about pharmacists, but I there was a thread I followed some time ago that talked about it.
You can always check for their sites. I have discovered that in UK, they put everything online.
pls share the site or link?
Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by otokx(m): 7:14pm On Jul 02
Nice thread
Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by queengift(f): 7:25pm On Jul 02
Am enjoying your thread
Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by ferrariLaferrari: 9:35pm On Jul 02
Nemsy:
Agencies like; 1)Insignia Global recruits mostly registered psychiatry nurses, in rare cases registered nurses.
2) Neu professionals(www.neuprofessionals.com)
3) Ians group(www.ians-group.com) etc
Those are the very reliable ones I know. You can also google as well.
Please how can one get this agencies??
Thanks
Thanks really appreciate!!

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Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by crushsugar: 10:12pm On Jul 03
KingAzubuike:

Where in the UK r u?

York

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Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by crushsugar: 10:13pm On Jul 03
queengift:
Am enjoying your thread
Thank you

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