Nurses on UK’s Shortage Occupation List

So why are there no RNs applying?

Since July 14, 2016 when the UK Home Office issued its list of shortage occupations – professionals and skilled workers needed in the UK – Registered Nurses were on the list. See the listing as of November 7, 2016, below.

The approved and available job orders for RNs in the UK have been on the website of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) even before that date, but there are virtually no takers – if the continued posting of “open” job orders for RNs to the UK is to be the criteria.

The Occupations List from Home Office with RNs on it shows what an RN need to comply with for an employer to be issued a Certificate of Sponsorship under the Tier 2 category.

A likely reason is that RNs with the skills, experience, English proficiency required by the UK Home Office and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) have several more attractive, less costly option to work and become permanent residents.

This include the Express Entry selection system of Canada, the Expression of Interest of New Zealand and the SkillSelect scheme of Australia.

Finally, an RN with intention to pursue permanent residency would have to work for at least five (5) years before she or he could apply for indefinite leave to remain (the permanent residency equivalent of the UK). By that time, assume that an RN opted to pursue Canadian migration, the same nurse would not only have been working for 5 years but would have been eligible to apply for Canadian citizenship.

And, to be eligible for permanent residency, a Filipino RN need not pass the written, theoretical, academic or practical exam for the occupation.  An applicant for permanent residency through Canada’s Express Entry only need to have high English language proficiency, assessment of the candidate’s education/qualification, experience and age to qualify.

After being admitted as Canadian permanent resident the same RN could then pursue licensure and registration requirements to practice.  The UK wants you to take the exam first and assuming you pass the theoretical and practical exams, you have to work for five years before you can even apply for permament residency.

It does not help that the UK has opted to leave the European Union and would have to pay the price for such a political divorce.

2231Nurses

All jobs in this occupation code: 

The migrant being sponsored must either: 

(1) have obtained full registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council; or 


(2) have passed the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s Computer Based Test (CBT) of competence; or 


(3) have obtained a Nursing and Midwifery Council permission before 30 April 2015 to undertake the Overseas Nursing Programme, and be sponsored to undertake a supervised practice placement as part of the programme, which has been approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. 

Sponsors must retain evidence of the above and provide it to the Home Office on request. This evidence must be provided in any applications for Restricted Certificates of Sponsorship.

POEA Search Results for RNs in the UK
 

Available Job Orders by Country as of Nov 7, 2016 10:13:27 AM

Available Job Orders by Country as of Mar 24, 2015 10:01:29 AM

Country : UNITED KINGDOM

Country Position Agency Date Approved JO Balance
UNITED KINGDOM NURSE STAFF ASC GLOBAL RECRUITMENT INC (FORMERLY ARTIST SEARCH CORPORATION) 10/18/2016 5
UNITED KINGDOM NURSE - CARE OF THE ELDERLY STAFFHOUSE INTERNATIONAL RESOURCES CORPORATION (FORMERLY STAFFHOUSE RESOURC 10/12/2016 8
UNITED KINGDOM NURSE REGISTERED STAFFHOUSE INTERNATIONAL RESOURCES CORPORATION (FORMERLY STAFFHOUSE RESOURC 10/12/2016 42
UNITED KINGDOM NURSE REGISTERED SURGICAL WARD STAFFHOUSE INTERNATIONAL RESOURCES CORPORATION (FORMERLY STAFFHOUSE RESOURC 10/12/2016 27
UNITED KINGDOM ASSISTANT CARE SENIOR OMANFIL INTERNATIONAL MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION 9/16/2016 Open
UNITED KINGDOM NURSE REGISTERED OMANFIL INTERNATIONAL MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION 9/16/2016 Open
UNITED KINGDOM NURSE GENERAL GHR HEALTHCARE RECRUITMENT INC 9/9/2016 100
UNITED KINGDOM NURSE REGISTERED B.M.C.A.R.T. INTERNATIONAL RECRUITMENT AND PLACEMENT SERVICES INC 9/9/2016 97
UNITED KINGDOM NURSE ORANGE INTERNATIONAL RECRUITMENT SERVICES INC (FORMERLY INFRACELL PHILIPPIN 9/7/2016 50
UNITED KINGDOM NURSE STAFF ASC GLOBAL RECRUITMENT INC (FORMERLY ARTIST SEARCH CORPORATION) 9/5/2016 45
UNITED KINGDOM NURSE GENERAL GHR HEALTHCARE RECRUITMENT INC 9/2/2016 100
UNITED KINGDOM NURSE STAFF ASC GLOBAL RECRUITMENT INC (FORMERLY ARTIST SEARCH CORPORATION) 9/2/2016 50
UNITED KINGDOM NURSE REGISTERED PNI INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION 8/31/2016 100
UNITED KINGDOM NURSE REGISTERED LIFELINKS INTERNATIONAL RESOURCES INC 8/31/2016 100
UNITED KINGDOM FOREMAN EDI STAFFBUILDERS INTERNATIONAL INC 8/25/2016 Open
UNITED KINGDOM FOREMAN GENERAL EDI STAFFBUILDERS INTERNATIONAL INC 8/25/2016 Open
UNITED KINGDOM LEADING HAND EDI STAFFBUILDERS INTERNATIONAL INC 8/25/2016 Open
UNITED KINGDOM LINEMAN I EDI STAFFBUILDERS INTERNATIONAL INC 8/25/2016 Open
UNITED KINGDOM NURSE MEDICAL SURGICAL GREENFIELDS INTERNATIONAL MANPOWER SERVICES, INC. 8/19/2016 100
UNITED KINGDOM NURSE THEATER GENERAL ASCEND INTERNATIONAL SERVICES INC 8/19/2016 14
UNITED KINGDOM ASSISTANT HEALTH CARE EDI STAFFBUILDERS INTERNATIONAL INC 8/18/2016 Open
UNITED KINGDOM NURSE QUALIFIED EDI STAFFBUILDERS INTERNATIONAL INC 8/18/2016 Open
UNITED KINGDOM NURSE REGISTERED INDUSTRIAL PERSONNEL & MANAGEMENT SERVICES INC (IPAMS) 8/12/2016 Open
UNITED KINGDOM NURSE STAFF INDUSTRIAL PERSONNEL & MANAGEMENT SERVICES INC (IPAMS) 8/11/2016 Open
UNITED KINGDOM NURSE REGISTERED INDUSTRIAL PERSONNEL & MANAGEMENT SERVICES INC (IPAMS) 8/10/2016 Open
UNITED KINGDOM NURSE STAFF ASC GLOBAL RECRUITMENT INC (FORMERLY ARTIST SEARCH CORPORATION) 8/10/2016 100
UNITED KINGDOM NURSE STAFF INDUSTRIAL PERSONNEL & MANAGEMENT SERVICES INC (IPAMS) 8/8/2016 Open
UNITED KINGDOM NURSE ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL RECRUITMENT AND PLACEMENT SERVICES INC 8/1/2016 60
UNITED KINGDOM NURSE REGISTERED ASC GLOBAL RECRUITMENT INC (FORMERLY ARTIST SEARCH CORPORATION) 8/1/2016 100
UNITED KINGDOM NURSE REGISTERED AUREUS MANPOWER & CONSULTANCY CORP 7/25/2016 130
UNITED KINGDOM NURSE ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL RECRUITMENT AND PLACEMENT SERVICES INC 7/21/2016 50
UNITED KINGDOM NURSE STAFF CHESHAM RECRUITMENT INC. 7/20/2016 80
UNITED KINGDOM NURSE ASCEND INTERNATIONAL SERVICES INC 7/15/2016 100
UNITED KINGDOM LINEMAN OVERHEAD INDUSTRIAL PERSONNEL & MANAGEMENT SERVICES INC (IPAMS) 7/7/2016 Open
UNITED KINGDOM NURSE REGISTERED GENERAL OMANFIL INTERNATIONAL MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION 6/29/2016 Open
UNITED KINGDOM NURSE REGISTERED OMANFIL INTERNATIONAL MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION 6/27/2016 Open
UNITED KINGDOM NURSE REGISTERED AUREUS MANPOWER & CONSULTANCY CORP 6/22/2016 51
UNITED KINGDOM NURSE STAFF AUREUS MANPOWER & CONSULTANCY CORP 6/22/2016 40
UNITED KINGDOM NURSE ASCEND INTERNATIONAL SERVICES INC 6/16/2016 12
UNITED KINGDOM NURSE STAFF ASC GLOBAL RECRUITMENT INC (FORMERLY ARTIST SEARCH CORPORATION) 6/16/2016 226
UNITED KINGDOM NURSE ORANGE INTERNATIONAL RECRUITMENT SERVICES INC (FORMERLY INFRACELL PHILIPPIN 6/15/2016 109
UNITED KINGDOM NURSE GENERAL PNI INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION 6/15/2016 433
UNITED KINGDOM NURSE REGISTERED CHESHAM RECRUITMENT INC. 6/10/2016 100
UNITED KINGDOM NURSE STAFF HRD EMPLOYMENT CONSULTANT AND MULTI-SERVICES, INC. 6/8/2016 5
UNITED KINGDOM NURSE REGISTERED INDUSTRIAL PERSONNEL & MANAGEMENT SERVICES INC (IPAMS) 5/26/2016 Open
UNITED KINGDOM NURSE STAFF ASC GLOBAL RECRUITMENT INC (FORMERLY ARTIST SEARCH CORPORATION) 5/25/2016 100
UNITED KINGDOM NURSE GENERAL JEDEGAL INT`L MANPOWER SERVICES INC 5/23/2016 150
UNITED KINGDOM NURSE JS CONTRACTOR INCORPORATED 5/18/2016 417
UNITED KINGDOM NURSE GENERAL JEDEGAL INT`L MANPOWER SERVICES INC 5/18/2016 150
UNITED KINGDOM NURSE JS CONTRACTOR INCORPORATED 5/13/2016 300
UNITED KINGDOM NURSE GENERAL JEDEGAL INT`L MANPOWER SERVICES INC 5/13/2016 417
UNITED KINGDOM NURSE JS CONTRACTOR INCORPORATED 5/12/2016 150
UNITED KINGDOM NURSE REGISTERED B.M.C.A.R.T. INTERNATIONAL RECRUITMENT AND PLACEMENT SERVICES INC 5/12/2016 75
UNITED KINGDOM NURSE GENERAL JEDEGAL INT`L MANPOWER SERVICES INC 5/10/2016 150
UNITED KINGDOM NURSE REGISTERED ARCHANGEL GLOBAL SOLUTIONS NCORPORATED(FOR. APOCALYPSE PLACEMENT FOR OVERSE 5/6/2016 6
UNITED KINGDOM NURSE STAFF ASC GLOBAL RECRUITMENT INC (FORMERLY ARTIST SEARCH CORPORATION) 4/29/2016 68
UNITED KINGDOM NURSE STAFF INDUSTRIAL PERSONNEL & MANAGEMENT SERVICES INC (IPAMS) 4/22/2016 Open
UNITED KINGDOM NURSE MEDICAL GENERAL GREENFIELDS INTERNATIONAL MANPOWER SERVICES, INC. 4/20/2016 16
UNITED KINGDOM NURSE GENERAL JS CONTRACTOR INCORPORATED 4/13/2016 60
UNITED KINGDOM NURSE STAFF JMM PROMOTIONS & MANAGEMENT INC(ORIENTAL PRODUCTION & PROMOTIONS INC) 4/13/2016 250
UNITED KINGDOM NURSE GENERAL JEDEGAL INT`L MANPOWER SERVICES INC 4/6/2016 120
UNITED KINGDOM ASSISTANT HEALTH CARE EDI STAFFBUILDERS INTERNATIONAL INC 3/29/2016 Open
UNITED KINGDOM NURSE QUALIFIED EDI STAFFBUILDERS INTERNATIONAL INC 3/29/2016 Open
UNITED KINGDOM NURSE GENERAL JS CONTRACTOR INCORPORATED 3/23/2016 60
UNITED KINGDOM NURSE ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL RECRUITMENT AND PLACEMENT SERVICES INC 3/22/2016 199
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Crispin Aranda

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Crispin R. Aranda is an established International Visa Conselor and Immigrant Advocate. He is the president of IVC and is in several migration radio programs.


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