Be a Nurse

in the UK

Follow your dreams to live and work in the United Kingdom!


Visa sponsorship, your airfare paid and so much more!

Minimum criteria

  1. You must be a Registered Nurse 
  2. Current nursing license
  3. Minimum 6 months' registered practice (preferred)
  4. No more than 12 months out of practice (preferred)
  5. English language proficiency (applies to nurses who have trained in non-majority English speaking countries)

We help you every step of the way

Here at Drake Medox, we value each and every candidate and are committed to supporting you through every step of the application process until you start your dream job!

We work with only the best and most supportive employers, to ensure you have the best experience possible here in the UK.

Don't delay, apply today!

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£25,655 - £31,534

basic per annum 

The process of becoming a UK RN

IELTS (Academic)

There are many steps to take on the road to becoming a UK Registered Nurse. Our team will be on hand every step of the way to help you, with expert advice and support.

English Language Proficiency

                                 whether the country in which you qualified as a nurse is included in the list of “majority English-speaking countries” as prescribed by the NMC.  

If you trained in a country that is NOT on this list, then you will need to pass one of the following English language tests as part of your UK registration application


For more information on becoming a UK RN and taking the CBT (Computer Based Test of Competence), please visit the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s website:

  • Academic IELTS minimum score of 7.0 in Reading, Speaking & Listening and no less than 6.5 in Writing 
  • OET pass at Grade B in Reading, Speaking & Listening and no less than C+ in Writing

Nursing in the UK

Being a Registered Nurse in the UK will have many similarities to being a registrant in any part of the world. The factors that influenced you to become a nurse and have driven you as a professional are universal.

Nurses act as leaders, carers, and clinicians, taking responsibility for the care they provide to patients. In the UK, unlike some countries, Nursing is regarded as a separate profession to Midwifery.

A few points about nursing in the UK:

  • Nursing education and practise are regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
  • NHS employees are paid according to their level or ‘band’ on the career ladder. The bands range from 1 to 9, and Registered Nurses start on Band 5. Band 5 Registered Nurses deliver and coordinate direct patient care.
  • UK Nurses do not just work in hospitals, there are opportunities to work in a variety of settings, such as community health and nursing homes, to mention just a few. 

Nursing is a diverse and rewarding career that really makes a difference!

Click here to learn about the NHS Values

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By choosing to relocate to the UK with Drake Medox, we will help you every step of the way, and we have a competitive package on offer:

  • International flight to the UK
  • Visa application and sponsorship
  • Access to free NHS healthcare
  • Salary equivalency with your UK counterparts
  • Support with your professional registration process
  • FREE CBT training and OSCE preparation
  • FREE 'Become a UK Registered Nurse' eBook
  • Accommodation sourced and prepared (and often paid for 1st month)
  • Welcome pack on arrival
  • And much more!

For full details of the excellent relocation and salary packages on offer, please contact our international recruitment team today.

Every Drake Medox nurse receives CBT training and OSCE preparation from UK-trained educators absolutely FREE!*

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Another great example of how we help you succeed!

Start your UK journey today!

Our friendly and professional team are here to help you take the next exciting step in your career.

We are proud to have already welcomed healthcare professionals from all over the globe, including; Australia, Barbados, India, Kenya, New Zealand, the Philippines the USA and Zimbabwe.

And we have even more nationalities in the process of deployment!

Please note that in accordance with the UK Code of Practice for International Recruitment, we cannot recruit from these countries.





Theatre/Scrub Nurses

Ward Nurses (Medical & Surgical)


Paediatric Nurses

ICU / Critical Care Nurses

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All Drake Medox nurses will receive a FREE COPY of this fantastic eBook (valued at $13.89), to help you prepare for working as a nurse in the UK and to ace the OSCE!

'Become a UK Registered Nurse’ is part of the Clinical Pocket Reference series, compiled by an experienced team of nurse educators, including our very own international nurse recruitment specialist, Mairead Murphy.

This comprehensive guide assists Internationally Educated Nurses to prepare for the NMC registration process, the Test of Competence, and for their role as a UK RN.

And we will NEVER charge you ANY fees!

Current Vacancies

CLCH is hiring now! - 2021

We have lots of great opportunities for Internationally Educated Nurses right now!

Click on the brochures below to learn more about each employer and the salaries they are offering. For full details of each offer, please contact Drake Medox today!

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

E-brochure BHR - 2022 [all countries]

Isle of Wight NHS Trust

E-brochure IOW - 2021

Barts Health NHS Trust

Barts Health is recruiting now! - 2021

Apply now to book your online interview today!

Chelsea & Westminster NHS Foundation Trust - Recruiting Now!

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Chelsea & Westminster NHS Foundation Trust - Recruiting Now!
E-brochure IOW - 2021
CLCH is hiring now! - 2021
E-brochure BHR - 2022 [all countries]
Barts Health is recruiting now! - 2021

Band 5

Royal Surrey - Hiring Now! (Acute +Community)

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust

E-brochure TCT 2022 [all countries]

The Children's Trust

Royal Surrey - Hiring Now! (Acute +Community)
E-brochure TCT 2022 [all countries]
E-brochure Drake Medox Frimley Health - 2022 [all countries]

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

E-brochure Drake Medox Frimley Health - 2022 [all countries]
Nuffield Health eBrochure - Nurses [all countries]

Nuffield Health

E-brochure Newcastle - 2022 all countries

The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS FT

Nuffield Health eBrochure - Nurses [all countries]
E-brochure Newcastle - 2022 all countries