With the exception of new member states, Romania and Bulgaria,
all EU citizens are eligible to work in the UK without a work
permit. However, if you plan to work for an employer for more than
a month, individuals from Czech Republic; Estonia; Hungary; Latvia;
Lithuania; Poland; Slovakia; or Slovenia normally have to register
under the Worker Registration scheme. For more information please
visit the Home Office website.
If you are from overseas go to the Home Office or UK Border Agency websites to find out if you
are eligible to work in the UK.
Unfortunately our Agency Nursing Division is unable to
assist with the application of visas and work permits. You will
need to be eligible to work in the UK before we can assist you with
For those looking for permanent positions, the following
disciplines or specialities are considered a skill
- Theatre Nurse / ODPs
- Neonatal Intensive Care Nurses
For an up to date list of occupations on the Shortage
Occupations List please refer to workpermit.com
Nurses who specialise in other areas may qualify for work permit
sponsorship if all standard visa requirements are met (for example
IELTS, Proof of funds) and if the prospective employer believes and
can prove (via a Market Labour test) the candidate concerned has
qualifications and experience which cannot be matched by a British
or EU Applicant.
If you already have an existing work permit with another
employer, our Permanent Services team can offer assistance with
obtaining a transfer of this permit to a new employer (some
conditions apply). Please contact
our Permanent Services Division on 0207 025
0095 for more information.