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Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by crushsugar: 7:41pm On Aug 20
moboladek:

Thank you, with regards to payment based on experience, is it the experience from Nigeria or from start of work in the uk. Then, how does promotion work over there from band 5 to 6 or is it by number of years spent

Your payment is based on the years of experience you have in Nigeria. Infact I just discovered that it works that way to today when I went to my project manager's office. My years of experience didn't reflect on my pay but was reflected on that of my colleagues. I queried it, and should be sorted out soon.
Promotion is based on your interest and experience and courses you have obtained. Each band take about 2years depending on you.
Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by moboladek: 9:01am On Aug 23
I have over 10 years experience but it doesn't reflect in my offer letter, I'm to start at the lowest pay in band 5. Please is there something I can do about it before resumption from here in Nigeria. Thank you.
Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by crushsugar: 4:47pm On Aug 23
moboladek:
I have over 10 years experience but it doesn't reflect in my offer letter, I'm to start at the lowest pay in band 5. Please is there something I can do about it before resumption from here in Nigeria. Thank you.

You can contest that.
Mine has been upgraded.
My project manager told me that the salary amount on my offer came from my agency and their excuse was that I had not worked in an acute setting for long. But my project manager felt the most important thing is that I have been practicing for 7years. She spoke with the recruitment manager who asked her to do as she pleased. The updated one came the next day.
You should also understand that when you are looking for accommodation, your salary especially if you have a family should look nice as they want yo be sure that you can pay for it.

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Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by crushsugar: 10:16pm On Aug 23
Happy weekend

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Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by crushsugar: 10:17pm On Aug 23
wink

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Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by crushsugar: 10:19pm On Aug 23
Bank hall, pay with machine, withdraw with machine, talk to people when you have issues.

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Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by Elderss: 10:19am On Aug 24
Hello crushsugar,

I have been a silent follower of your thread and it's been wonderful.

However, I have a few enquiries:

1. How did you solve the accommodation issue when you landed in the UK?
Was it your agency who helped out? Did you initially book a hotel to lodge before getting accommodation?

2. I know there are furnished and unfurnished apartments for rent. What are your thoughts as regards the pros and cons of renting either.

Thanks
Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by crushsugar: 12:30pm On Aug 24
Elderss:
Hello crushsugar,

I have been a silent follower of your thread and it's been wonderful.

However, I have a few enquiries:

1. How did you solve the accommodation issue when you landed in the UK?
Was it your agency who helped out? Did you initially book a hotel to lodge before getting accommodation?

2. I know there are furnished and unfurnished apartments for rent. What are your thoughts as regards the pros and cons of renting either.

Thanks

1. My employer got me the accommodation for 2 months. Some employers do for 3 months. I didn't need to lodge in the hotel because my destination was not far from Manchester airport and there were available trains when I arrived. Even if you need to pass the night in the hotel, your agency/ employer will organize that.
2. It depends on who you are renting for and for how long. If you are just trying to find your feet, you wouldn't want to get an accommodation that is not furnished even though you can get cheap used ones. If you wouldn't live in the accommodation for long, I don't feel it's wise to buy stuffs that you wouldn't need in the next few months or pay much to move around. By my personal observation, you don't actually pay more just because the house is furnished, I have not noticed that.
Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by Hadewumi: 12:40pm On Aug 24
Hi Crush Sugar
Thanks for the thread, it has been informative.

Please, I would like to ask you how easy or possible is it for a nurse working with the NHS to do a masters in nursing while still working?
Thank you.
Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by Elderss: 3:22pm On Aug 24
crushsugar:


1. My employer got me the accommodation for 2 months. Some employers do for 3 months. I didn't need to lodge in the hotel because my destination was not far from Manchester airport and there were available trains when I arrived. Even if you need to pass the night in the hotel, your agency/ employer will organize that.
2. It depends on who you are renting for and for how long. If you are just trying to find your feet, you wouldn't want to get an accommodation that is not furnished even though you can get cheap used ones. If you wouldn't live in the accommodation for long, I don't feel it's wise to buy stuffs that you wouldn't need in the next few months or pay much to move around. By my personal observation, you don't actually pay more just because the house is furnished, I have not noticed that.

Thank you so much for this.
God bless
Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by suzie04: 1:13am On Aug 25
crushsugar:


You can contest that.
Mine has been upgraded plus 4k.
My project manager told me that the salary amount on my offer came from my agency and their excuse was that I had not worked in an acute setting for long. But my project manager felt the most important thing is that I have been practicing for 7years. She spoke with the recruitment manager who asked her to do as she pleased. The updated one came the next day.
You should also understand that when you are looking for accommodation, your salary especially if you have a family should look nice as they want yo be sure that you can pay for it.


When do one contest the salary? is it prior or after getting the PIN?
Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by Holadson: 1:24pm On Aug 28
Thank you crushsugar for all the updates, i wish to ask you to help clarify the amount that is added as increment to a band 5 Nurse starting work at the topmost point of band 5 which is almost similar to lowest band 6 point? How many years will such Nurse work before receiving promotion to Band 6? Thanks.
Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by NumeroUno7: 2:15pm On Aug 28
Nice thread, please keep the info coming in
Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by crushsugar: 4:50pm On Aug 28
suzie04:



When do one contest the salary? is it prior or after getting the PIN?
Prior to pin
Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by crushsugar: 5:15pm On Aug 28
Holadson:
Thank you crushsugar for all the updates, i wish to ask you to help clarify the amount that is added as increment to a band 5 Nurse starting work at the topmost point of band 5 which is almost similar to lowest band 6 point? How many years will such Nurse work before receiving promotion to Band 6? Thanks.

I know the scale for band 5 is 24,214 -30,112. Increment is about 1,000 yearly. To be promoted to band 6, you'll would need specific experience depending on the advertised role. So, it is left for you to improve yourself. The band roles promotion interval is yearly.

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Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by crushsugar: 5:15pm On Aug 28
NumeroUno7:
Nice thread, please keep the info coming in
Thank you
Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by crushsugar: 7:28pm On Aug 28
Monday was summer Bank holiday and e be like Christmas for here. English people will never play with their holidays so I follow do.

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Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by crushsugar: 7:30pm On Aug 28
Train station

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Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by crushsugar: 7:36pm On Aug 28
Cafe

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Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by crushsugar: 7:37pm On Aug 28
The Minster.
Couldn't get a good view because I needed to pay from this point onward.

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Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by crushsugar: 7:41pm On Aug 28
Minster

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Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by crushsugar: 7:44pm On Aug 28
Summer busyness

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Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by crushsugar: 7:48pm On Aug 28
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Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by crushsugar: 7:51pm On Aug 28
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Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by crushsugar: 7:53pm On Aug 28
City wall

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Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by moboladek: 11:19pm On Aug 28
Thanks so much. Who is a project manager? After how long did you apply for the increase?
Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by crushsugar: 11:26pm On Sep 07
moboladek:

Thanks so much. Who is a project manager? After how long did you apply for the increase?
There is someone in charge of the program here.
I asked about it as soon as I noticed that we were being paid on different basis.
I would encourage you to do it now because it has already been signed and it might be more difficult for you when you are here. Remember they need you, not the other way round.
I just had the privilege and God favoured me.

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Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by crushsugar: 11:29pm On Sep 07
Hello everyone, I am sorry I have been away.
I ha e been caught in between moving, studies and exam.
I had my OSCE on Monday and it was successful. Officially, I am a UK RN.
I did my exam at Ulster, the best examiners ever.

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Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by crushsugar: 11:32pm On Sep 07
It was a train-flight-bus journey to and fro

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Re: Adventures Of A UK Bound Nurse by crushsugar: 11:37pm On Sep 07
Belfast airport

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