Overseas Nurses

We have some great nursing jobs available here at St George’s – one of London’s biggest and busiest hospitals. Our teams include qualified nurses from as far afield as Spain, India, Poland, Greece, the Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Italy, Australia, Republic of Ireland and many more countries.

Please take a look at our website to find out more about St George’s and the outstanding care we provide to patients across many different clinical services. We are based in diverse, vibrant Tooting – recently described as ‘one of the world’s coolest neighbourhoods’ by Lonely Planet – in the heart of south west London.

If you would like to work in a dynamic, supportive and very welcoming environment for overseas nurses – where you can learn and develop your career – please get in touch, or apply now!

How much will I earn?

That depends on your qualifications and experience. Staff nurse (Band 5) salaries start from at least £26,554 per year.

Will I be able to develop my skills and career?

We offer a wide range of education, training and development opportunities from the moment you join us (we are a leading teaching hospital and share our main hospital site with St George’s University of London), including

  • Ongoing in-house courses and study days
  • Innovative Band 5 to 7 development pathway
  • Simulator training – latest facilities at St Georges University on site
  • Opportunities to apply for post-graduate courses
  • Support and advice from dedicated Practice Educators

Specially for Newly-Qualified Nurses

  • Supernumerary support, initially as part of a robust local induction
  • Preceptorship programme including a dedicated Preceptor
  • Structured progression opportunities – Band 5 NQN Development Pathway

What are the legal requirement for working as an overseas nurse in the UK?

  • You can currently work in UK as a registered nurse with the following requirements:
    • EU citizen: as long as you hold an EU passport you will have direct access to work with us at St Georges
    • Non EU citizens: We will need to apply for a certificate of sponsorship for you to be able to work with us. It can be quite a lengthy process but we have experience of making these types of applications and our friendly and supportive HR team will be able to make the process as seamless and smooth as possible, giving you advice where it is needed
  • For all EU nurses there will be a requirement to pass an IELTS or OETS exam before you are able to register and apply for your PIN with the NMC
  • For all Non EU Nurses, you will need to pass your IELTS or OETS exam and CBT before you can commence the process of uploading your documents to the NMC website and apply for your PIN. Our recruitment team will be able to talk you through the process and support you at every step. Please do contact us: Rafhia.farooq@stgeorges.nhs.uk
  • EU citizens who arrive here after 29 March 2019 are likely to need to register and can then stay for five years ‘working, studying or being self-sufficient’ to qualify to apply for indefinite leave to remain, part of the process of becoming a UK citizen
  • EU citizens who have been continually living in the EU for five years by 29 March 2019 will be able to apply to stay indefinitely by getting ‘settled’ status

How to apply

Queries and additional support

What happens next?

  • If you are shortlisted for a job, we will contact you to arrange an interview as soon as possible
  • If you currently live overseas, we can arrange an interview by Skype
  • If you are living in the UK, or visiting, we would love to meet you for an interview here. We also hold Open Days for nurses to look around our main hospital site, meet other nurses, and be interviewed if they wish to apply for a job
  • If we offer you a job, we will contact you with full information to help you prepare to start work at St George’s including information on housing, and people to speak to for support and any questions you have
  • You will receive information about the teams and ward/service you will be working with, along with our Induction programme and ongoing support, training and development to help you settle in and enjoy life at St George’s