We hope to have answered all your questions below, however if there is something that we have not covered that you would like more information on then please contact us:

email: overseas.recruitment@ydh.nhs.uk
Telephone: +44 1935 384554

If you want to embark on a career with Yeovil District Hospital you will need to complete the following:

  1. Interview (Skype interviews are available – but only if you have already passed your English Tests)
  2. Or interview in person at one of our recruitment days (we will advertise these days nearer the event date)
  3. Once an offer has been made take your UKVI academic IELTS and or OET
  4. Gain your UKVI academic IELTS level 7 or UKVI academic IELTS 4 + OET pass mark B
  5. Pass your CBT
  6. Start joining process with Yeovil
  7. Visa process commences
  8. Join as a band 4 nurse
  9. Take OSCE
  10. Start as band 5 staff nurse on receipt of NMC pin. Please note: When a start date has been agreed speak to the recruitment team to discuss accommodation options. When you arrive, someone will be available to meet you and take you to your new accommodation

We will find accommodation in the local area for you (and your family if needed) and furnish the property to minimise the cost to you. We then rent it to you at an all-inclusive price including the utility bills (gas, electricity, water, council tax and wireless broadband). To make this as easy as possible, your rent is deducted directly from your salary each month. Prices start at £450 each month for a single room in a shared flat. For more information, see our accommodation pages

Yes, you can bring your family with you, and we will find accommodation for all of you. However, you will need to arrange a visa for them as the hospital cannot provide this. You will need to pay for the full cost of the visa for any family members you wish to bring with you. We do strongly advise that you initially come on your own though, until you have passed your OSCE. As at that point you receive your PIN and become a registered Nurse in the UK

We want to do all we can to welcome you to your new life in Yeovil. We will be happy to consider applications from your family members for any job at the hospital, though we cannot guarantee that we will be able to offer them employment.

Our pay scales are reviewed nationally every year and set for all NHS organisations. When you first join us, you will be on a Band 4 salary of £19,217 – £22,458 per year (depending on your experience) based on full time hours- 37.5 per week. Once you have completed the process of registration with the NMC, and you have a PIN, you will be put onto a Band 5 salary which is currently £21,909 – £28,462 per year again depending on experience. Your annual salary is paid to you in instalments over 12 months on the 27th of each month (earlier in December.) You will also receive enhancements for working at nights, Sundays and Bank Holidays. Dates of UK Bank holidays can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/bank-holidays

You will automatically pay Income Tax and National Insurance contributions on your monthly salary so the money you take home (your take-home pay) will be less. To help you work out how much this will be, you can use a calculator such as: http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/tax-calculator/ When you arrive in the UK it is very important to apply for a National Insurance number. You cannot do this before you arrive in the UK and we will support you to do this. For more information: https://www.gov.uk/apply-national-insurance-number

All NHS employees are automatically enrolled into the NHS pension scheme. Each month you will contribute 7-9% of your salary and the Trust makes an employer contribution equivalent to 14%. If you do not want to be part of the pension scheme you can opt-out. More details about pension contributions and benefits can be found here: http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/Pensions/4207.aspx http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/pensions

Working full time, you will have 27 days paid annual leave, plus 8 days for bank holidays, to use each year. You can book your annual leave through your Sister. Bank holidays dates can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/bank-holidays

If you work part time, your rights as an employee are the same. Your salary and annual leave entitlement (including bank holidays) will be proportionate. So if you work part time 18.75 hours per week (50% of full time hours) you will receive 50% of the full time salary and 50% of the annual leave and bank holiday entitlement.

All nurses practising in the UK must be registered with the Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC.) Before you are able to join us, you will need to have applied to the NMC to register as a nurse in the UK. You will need to gain Level 7 in all four areas of the International English Language Tests (UKVI academic IELTs) and obtain a score of at least 7 in all 4 domains. For more information about UKVI academic IELTS, including a helpful guide and sample test papers, please see: https://www.ielts.org/what-is-ielts/ielts-for-migration/united-kingdom OR you can now gain 4 in IELTS as long as you also gain a pass mark B in your OET. You will also need to pass part one of the test of competence (CBT.) This is a theoretical practice-based knowledge. The test format will be multiple-choice and can be taken in test centres around the world. We can then start the process of completing the pre-employment checks and, if needed, the visa application process.

When you arrive in the UK you will be required to book the second part of your assessment. This is a practical examination called an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). This will act out scenarios which nurses are likely to encounter when they assess, plan, carry out and evaluate care. You can take the OSCE in the UK at the University of Northampton and will be required to contact them direct to arrange. We are keen to support you through this process and will do all that we can to help you pass and become registered with the NMC. We have facilitators trained in our Academy to work with you to pass your OSCE, and we will provide a 5 day training course to prepare you for your OSCE exam. The Trust will pay for you to take one OSCE test, but any re-sits you would be required to pay for. The University of Northampton website has information about the processes and links to relevant resources: http://www.northampton.ac.uk/about-us/services-and-facilities/nmc-test-of-competence/

You will need to take an International IELTS exam and obtain a score of at least 7 in all 4 domains OR a pass of 4 if you also take your OET and score pass mark B. For more information about UKVI academic IELTS, including a helpful guide and sample test papers, please see: https://www.ielts.org/what-is-ielts/ielts-for-migration/united-kingdom Please take UKVI Academic IELTS, as you need this to satisfy your Visa requirements to the UK.

If you are not an EU national, you will need a visa or work permit to work in the UK. The Trust offers sponsorship to obtain a Tier 2 visa. Once you have your CBT, we will create the Certificate of Sponsorship which you can then use to apply for your Visa. The Trust will meet the full cost of the Visa for you.

If you need a visa to work in the UK, the Trust will meet the full cost of the Certificate of Sponsorship and the Visa. The Trust offers £1,000 to cover relocation expenses.

You will need to pay for your UKVI Academic IELTs and your registration with the NMC: Application to the NMC £140 Part 1 test of competence (CBT) £90 Part 2 test of competence (OSCE) £794* Admission onto NMC register £153 *The Trust will meet the cost of the first OSCE test. Any re-sits you will be required to pay.  You will need to pay for the full cost of the visa for any family members you wish to bring with you.

Yeovil Hospital will provide you with a uniform to wear while you are at work. We also provide you with protective equipment (known as PPE) to wear to help stop the spread of infections between patients and also staff.

Yeovil is a friendly market town in South Somerset. It has direct rail links to Bristol, London and other nearby cities. There are many restaurants and shops in the town centre as well as a leisure centre and gyms where you can go swimming, bowling, take an exercise class or go to the cinema. The beautiful countryside surrounding the town is ideal for walking, cycling and visiting traditional English Inns. The beautiful Jurassic Coast is around 30 minutes away and the traditional sea-side town of Weymouth is less than an hour by road or rail. For more information about local events and news, take a look at these web pages: http://www.yeovil247.co.uk/index.html http://www.yeovilexpress.co.uk/leisure/whats_on/ http://www.visitsomerset.co.uk/explore-somerset/by-area/south http://www.quedamshopping.co.uk/