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U.K. Staff Nurse Employer Interviews: November 18 & Every 2 Weeks After

Just last week, the POEA has confirmed that the deployment cap on healthcare workers who wish to work abroad has already been reached. Before the start of the year, the institution has initially imposed a 5,000 deployment cap on HCWs: Eventually, they increased it to 6,500 in the middle of the year. It’s no surprise, though, that this was reached even before 2021 ends: The deployment of nurses alone was already averaging 15,000 a year prior to the pandemic.

It’s important to note, though, that certain exemptions were at least granted to the deployment cap. First, Balik Manggawa, or returning overseas Filipino workers, won’t be included in the 6,500 count. Second, HCWs who applied through a government-to-government arrangement, won’t be counted under the cap as well. And third, HCWs who are bound for the United Kingdom, won’t have to worry about this too since the U.K. government has recently inked a separate agreement with the POEA on the recruitment of HCWS.

The United Kingdom is indeed today’s most attractive overseas work destination among Filipino nurses. It offers competitive compensation and benefits; a progressive work environment that encourages continuous education and training; advanced standards and facilities; and an open and multicultural environment. It’s also one of the countries in the world with a remarkable nursing shortage, that Prime Ministrer Boris Johnson has recently confirmed its need for at least 50,000 nurses from this year until 2024. Combining all of these with its exemption from the deployment cap, the United Kingdom has unsurprisingly become many Filipino nurses’ preferred place to work at.

One of the U.K. clients that we’re serving, West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, will be holding employer interviews beginning November 18 and every two weeks thereafter. If you haven’t found a U.K.employer yet, then read on: This might be the perfect one for you.


IELTS / OET Passer Medical Surgical Staff Nurses


West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust provides acute healthcare services to around half a million people in the United Kingdom. It offers one of the safest maternity services in the country and manages three facilities, namely Watford General Hospital, St. Albans City Hospital and Hemel Hempstead General Hospital. These hospitals are located in Hertfordshire, a growing residential place in the north of Greater London. Its close proximity to the city has transformed it into that sweet spot between city and suburban living: Residents can easily engage in the modern and urban lifestyle of Central London which is just an hour away, yet still enjoy the lower cost of living in Hertfordshire.


  • £26,152 - £32,146 ( ~ ₱ 1.8M - ₱ 2.2M) gross annual salary; previous comparable hospital experience will be considered in determining the salary

  • Reimbursements for IELTS / OET, U.K. Visa, U.K. Computer Based Test

  • FREE Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE)

  • FREE one-way flight to the U.K.

  • FREE Accommodation for up to £1,000 ( ~ ₱69,000.00) for the first 2 months

  • No placement or processing fee


  • Successful IELTS / OET Score (IELTS: 6.5 in W, 7.0 in RSL; OET: C+ in W, B in RSL)

  • Minimum of 1 year of post-license experience in a tertiary hospital with at least 100 beds

  • No more than 1 year of work gap

  • Candidates with an eligibility number, exam date, or successful score in the UK-CBT will be prioritized

If you are interested and qualified, you may sign-up at You may also send a scanned copy of your CV, PRC license, Passport, IELTS/OET TRF, and CBT status to with the subject: WEST HERTS APPLICANT. For questions or concerns, please contact Paulo through 0917-135 6599 or 0998-293 2061.


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