Nurses has been in shortlisted job since last year. Since then, they have been open their gate widely for overseas workers. Campaign for this already been started in here and in the Philippines. It is a great opportunity for those qualified nurses to apply.
Filipinos has been a great help to health care industry in the UK. United Kingdom is the 2nd most largest destination of the Filipinos to work as a nurse. Every year rules of Immigration change in UK and this affects all aspects in Immigration and just recently affect the Language requirement to come to the UK.
I will give some helpful info's to get you started
Check you are qualified under the NMC rules. (Nursing and Midwifery Council UK)
Make sure you got a year experience on nursing field.
Getting IELTS for UKVI in Academic Category. Since the changed on the Language Requirements last year all Filipinos who wish to take IELTS upon registration must ensure that it is for UKVI (UK Visas and Immigration) they are taking. The arrangement of the test and its components are same as the original IELTS, what's the difference is on the actual test day. The test centre is govern and accredited by UKVI and a verification of identification is to be done to make sure that the person taking the test and the person applied for the test are the same.
Some Agency who cater processing for UK sometimes got an in-house review and REIMBURSEMENT of IELTS FEE, if you have meet the required IELTS band score, and that is a total average of 7 and at least 7 on all areas as required by the NMC.
Look for agency who cater processing for UK and has job offers as this will help make things easy. Just remember they are accredited by POEA. Also just got to agencies who offer NO PLACEMENT FEE!!!! as employers here are hiring this agent and paying them to work for them on the processing of documents.
Most of agencies in the Philippines who offer job for Nurses in the UK are connected with the Employers. Make sure the job offers are accredited by the POEA and the Employers are existing in the UK. Searching online before jumping to the opportunity would be essential as we know that ILLEGAL RECRUITMENT is also happening out there. I suggest to go to agents than applying directly to UK based employers as they will surely pass you on to the agency there in the Philippines.
Make sure you get all your documents certified. That is why agency rule is very important in this matter as they will help and guide you through the processing.
3 MAIN BODIES involved for this to be successful
APPLICANT - You should have the interest in working in UK. The passion in your field, the eagerness to comply all the necessary documents in time to lessen any delays. Must coordinate always with the Agent.
Agent - The one who will do all the processing. Making sure you got all your documents required, updates you with the process and get you connected to the right employer. Your only way to UK Employers.
Employer - The one who will offer you the job and pay for the Visa processing.
Things Need to Know
NMC (Nurses and Midwifery Council)
IELTS for UKVI
UKVI Tier 2 (General Visa)