Resource Finder’s application process is very simple and designed to be convenient and straight forward.

Candidates are able to apply to be on the Resource Finder ‘candidate register’ in order receive notifications of suitable vacancies that may be available right now or in the future. To be a part of our trusted candidate register simply forward your CV to our team: info@resourcefinder.com

Should you see an existing opportunity that is available now, you can apply to register your interest towards any specific job vacancy on offer with Resource Finder.

All applications will be responded to within 12 hours and a member of the Resource Finder team will assist you with your ongoing application.

The Basics

  • Submit a suitable CV Ask
  • The first step in the process is to provide Resource Finder with your CV, however it is extremely important that your CV is accurate and gives a clear indication of your:

    • Education
    • Post Graduate Training (if applicable)
    • Work experience

    Although your CV should be short and concise, do not miss key information out and ensure your work experience demonstrates the duties and responsibilities you have and are carrying out.

    When you submit your CV to Resource Finder, ensure you also state the opportunity or the types of opportunities you are looking for. It also helpful to provide other key information such as when you are available to work in the UK and any additional commitments you may have such as your family etc.

  • Assess eligibility to work in the UK Ask
  • Every medical professional who wishes to work in the UK will need a valid and up to date licence to practice:

    • GMC registration for medical candidates i.e. Doctors
    • NMC registration for nursing and midwifery candidates
    • HCPC registration for AHP’s i.e. Physiotherapists and technicians such as Radiographers

    Although your CV should be short and concise, do not miss key information out and ensure your work experience demonstrates the duties and responsibilities you have and are carrying out.

    When you submit your CV to Resource Finder, ensure you also state the opportunity or the types of opportunities you are looking for. It also helpful to provide other key information such as when you are available to work in the UK and any additional commitments you may have such as your family etc.

  • IELTS requirements Ask
  • Language requirements for Doctors:

    • In June 2014, the General Medical Council raised its requirements for the minimum scores that doctors must obtain in the International English Language Testing System test. From this date onwards, they must achieve an overall score of 7.5 (up from 7.0).
    • In June 2014, changes to the Medical Act (1983) came into effect. The GMC is now able to refuse to grant a licence to a European doctor who cannot demonstrate they have the necessary knowledge of English. The GMC also has the power to require European doctors to undergo a language assessment if this is needed to make a decision about their fitness to practise.

    Helpful link: Making sure all licensed doctors have the necessary knowledge of English to practise safely in the UK

    Language requirements for Nurses:

    As of 16th January 2016, all nurses applying for their NMC registration will need to undertake IELTS with a score of at least 7.0.

    All non-UK applicants to the nurses or midwives part of the register must complete the International English Language Test (IELTS) before sending their application to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

    Candidates must complete the academic version of the IELTS test and achieve:

    • at least 7.0 in the listening and reading sections
    • at least 7.0 in the writing and speaking sections, and
    • at least 7.0 (out of a possible 9) overall.

    The NMC will not accept applicants who score lower than this standard.

    Worried about the IELTS? Resource Finder off a fantastic and approved IELTS preparation programmes with prices as little as 40 Euros! Please enquire for more information.

  • Communication with Potential Employers Ask
  • Once Resource Finder has all necessary information from candidates, we then circulate your information to our clients who may have suitable vacancies.

    Formal feedback is obtained from our clients and we then share this with candidates. If feedback is positive we then organise a ‘Phase 1 interview’. This interview is a relatively informal process which involves an online interview or telephone interview. The primary purpose of this stage is to validate a candidate’s English capability, validate their skills and experience in order to determine suitability.

    Should a candidate be successful at Phase 1, the next step is to organise a full formal interview with the employer or sometimes in addition, a ‘Clinical Attachment’ consisting of a short visit to the UK to undergo a supervised working visit and formal interview.

    If successful in all Phases and the Resource Finder client offers a job to the Resource Finder candidate, we will then pursue references, carry out all necessary checks such as Disclosure and Barring (DBS) along with visa requirements were applicable.

    Overview:

    • Submit CV/application to Resource Finder clients
    • Phase 1 interview (online/telephone)
    • Phase 2 final stage interview, can also consist of a clinical attachment based in the UK
    • Carry out further employment checks
    • Confirm offer of employment
    • Support with transition to the UK
  • Making the move to the UK Ask
  • The Resource Finder team will assist in every step of a candidate’s journey to the UK.

    We have a full on-boarding service whereby the Resource Finder team can assist with flight and travel arrangements, accommodation requirements and where necessary, initiate dialogue with local schools, colleges or childcare providers for candidates with children.

    Resource Finder also have a specialist Migration consultant who can advise on visa and permit requirements to legally enter and work in the UK.

    Once a candidate arrives in the UK, Resource Finder’s ‘Meet and Greet Service’ ensures a friendly welcome when a candidates travels into the UK and we will even help with ensuring your accommodation is ready for your safe arrival.

Tips for Success

No. 1

Get your CV right

Take some time to ensure your CV is suitable and will reflect your qualities, experience and training. It is helpful to view your own CV like you were reading somebody else’s CV, be honest with yourself as to whether your CV is good enough.

No. 2

Understand the requirements of entry

Ensure you understand the requirements about licences to practice such as the GMC and NMC registrations, these are critical. Furthermore English speaking to an acceptable standard is critical. IELTS is likely to be required and there is no negotiation on such important requirements.

No. 3

Manage your expectations

The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) is one of the best health services in the world and although there is a need to recruit doctors and nurses, this does not mean the NHS is desperate and will take any candidates. To be successful you must be committed to the process, prepare well and be realistic about your earning expectations.

No. 4

Understand the differences between one health service and another

The UK’s NHS has its own structure with different levels. These levels are reflected within a variety of job titles and the level at which a candidate operates at is often based on their experience and post-graduate training and qualifications.

If you are a ‘Consultant’ in your native country, please don’t automatically expect to transfer into a ‘Consultant’ position in the UK.

Our clients are very good at advising candidates on their personal development needs and provide excellent ongoing training and career development pathways as part of their offers.

No. 5

Take some time to ensure your CV is suitable and will reflect your qualities, experience and training. It is helpful to view your own CV like you were reading somebody else’s CV, be honest with yourself as to whether your CV is good enough.

Useful Resources

www.gmc-uk.org

The General Medical Council (GMC)

www.nmc.org.uk

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

www.hcpc-uk.co.uk

The Health & Care Professions Council

www.ielts.org

IELTS - International English Language and Testing System

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