Cpl Healthcare International Recruitment

International Nursing

Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, India, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, France, Germany, South Africa, Norway, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UAE, Saudi Arabia ……….

They read like a list of countries from a sporting tournament but what do all these countries (and more) have in common?  Cpl Healthcare International Recruitment is the answer!

Why? Simple. Cpl Healthcare International Recruitment travel the world to find the best Nurses globally for our client Hospitals throughout Ireland and The UK.

How? Cpl Healthcare International Recruitment is a Nurse led Recruitment team which have a network of Recruitment Consultants based globally including Ireland, The UK, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, Romania, UAE, India, The Philippines and Australia who work actively in all these markets searching for global Nursing talent interested in job opportunities in Ireland and the UK.

When & Where? All the time. Throughout November 2016 our expert Recruiters will have visited Rome, Madrid, Dubai, Mumbai, Cochin (Kochi), Dublin, London, Manchester, Manila, Sydney, Melbourne, Delhi, Bangalore, Limerick, Cork, Galway & Athens.

Tell me more! Absolutely. Cpl Healthcare work with some of the best Hospitals in Europe to offer Nursing jobs to Nurses all over the world. We reach out through our professional Recruiters and share lots of information about available jobs with nursing candidates interested in Ireland and the United Kingdom. It’s important for our client Hospitals to hire the best talent so we arrange for all Nurses to have a conversation with one of our Nurse led recruitment professionals before arranging an interview. Some interviews are arranged using video technology but Cpl Healthcare and our client Hospitals prefer to meet Nurses in person. After all it’s always more fun to learn about Nurses and their home places in person. We also support all Nurses through the compliance process which invoices Nursing Board (NMBI/NMC) registration and Visa processes. This is one of the most difficult parts of joining your new Hospital and Cpl Healthcare have expert teams to make the journey as smooth as possible and answer any questions you might have along the way. We also have supports in place for candidates who need to undertake IELTs examinations.

Before a Nurse makes the journey to their new Hospital Cpl Healthcare will provide lots of information about the new location you are travelling to and also arrange flights, meet and greet service in the airport when you arrive and finally accommodation. Our client Hospitals are really supportive when you arrive but we are also there for Nurses in case any further information is required.

Would you like Cpl Healthcare to help you find the best Nurse globally for your Hospital?

Are you a Nurse seeking to work in some of the best Hospitals in the World?

Yes. Great News. Contact Cpl Healthcare via email to nursing@cplhealthcare.com and one of our team will be in contact with you.

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NMC Registration Changes – Deadline 18th January – Our Support and Advice for you

As many of you may already know the NMC is introducing new language requirements for EU Nurses and Midwives. This is coming into effect from the 18th of January 2016. Time is running out but, don’t worry, Cpl Healthcare are here to support you and keep you informed throughout the process.


What this means for you, the nurse?

  • EU nurses will need to demonstrate their ability to communicate safely and effectively in English from January 2016
  • You will have to demonstrate that you have achieved the required scores in the academic version of the IELTS test, which will be a minimum overall score of 7.0 and at least 7.0 in each of the four areas.  For information on how to apply : http://www.ielts.org/test_takers_information/how_do_i_register/how_do_i_register.aspx

But nurses, don’t panic!! Cpl Healthcare are here to support you throughout the process. NHS Hospitals are still seeking EU Trained Nurses and are still holding interviews, business as usual here at Cpl Healthcare.

  1. To avoid this Exam we advise you to start the NMC registration straight away, before January 18th 2016.
  2. From January 18th 2016 if you don’t meet the language requirements it will be necessary to sit the IELTS Exam in order to get your NMC registration. Cpl Healthcare is more them happy to advise you through this process and the next steps you will need to follow. Please contact us for further information!


 How to Apply for the NMC Today:

You should apply for your NMC Registration pack today, if you have not done so already. This is the first step in the right direction and this can be done via : https://forms.nmc-uk.org/Forms/eurequest

Remember it is free to apply for the application pack!  However it can take 7-10 working days for it to be delivered so waste no time and apply now.


What is the IELTS you may ask?

IELTS is the International English Language Testing System is designed to assess English proficiency who need to study or work where English is used as the language of communication. IELTS Is the most popular high stakes English language test for study and work abroad.

  • Test overview In IELTS, there are four papers: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. There are two different IELTS modules: Academic and General Training. The Speaking and Listening tests are the same in both modules, but the Reading and Writing tests are different. Please choose the Academic module if you wish to study at undergraduate or postgraduate levels, or if you are seeking professional registration, e.g. doctors and nurses.
  • How can I take the test? Contact Cpl Healthcare for further information OR contact your local British Council Office for the procedures involved towards IELTS.


What you should do right now?

Please contact Cpl Healthcare, we are available to answer any of your queries and support you in your UK job applications.

Feel free to contact our international members in English or in your native language at eunursing@cplhealthcare.com  Or Directly on;


IELTS Resources and Useful Links:

There are also plenty of really useful resources and information available online to help you:

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Nurses – Make the Move to Dublin, Ireland!

There has never been a better time to move to Ireland. Cpl Healthcare have a number of Nursing jobs across all specialities in the five Dublin Academic Teaching Hospitals (DATHs) which consist of;

  • Beaumont Hospital
  • The Adelaide & Meath Hospital
  • St. James’s Hospital
  • Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
  • St. Vincent’s University Hospital

Cpl Healthcare in partnership with the DATHs are holding interviews across the globe for Nurses with a minimum 12-24 months recent acute experience in a hospital setting, fluent English and full Nursing & Midwifery of Ireland registration (www.nmbi.ie) or eligibility to apply.

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These jobs are full-time permanent positions with;

  • Nurse incremental annual salary of €27,211 – €43,800, previous acute Nursing experience recognised
  • 39 hour week, on a rostered basis
  • Premium payments on unsocial hours/Sundays and Public Holidays
  • 24/25 annual leave days and 9 public holidays per year
  • Continuous professional education opportunities
  • Support with the registration of a valid work permit / work authorisation
  • Relocation package including;
    - Return Flights
    - Four weeks’ free accommodation
    - NMBI registration costs

Dublin is the capital city of Ireland with a population of approximately 1.5 million, located on the east coast of the country.

With more green spaces per square kilometre than any other European capital city, with 97% of Dublin city residents living within 300 meters of a park area.

Similar to much to north-west Europe, Dublin experiences a maritime climate with cool summers, mild winters, and a lack of temperature extremes.

Dublin is served by an extensive network of nearly 200 bus routes which service all areas of the city and suburbs, a light-rail system ‘Luas’ that has been in operation since 2004, two main railway stations operating a network of railway lines throughout the greater Dublin Area and its airport which currently ranks as the 25th busiest airport in Europe (2014).

Ireland is well known for recruiting the Nurses internationally and between 2000 and 2010, 35% of new recruits into the health systems were migrant workers and the doors are again open to welcome Nurses to Ireland.

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Below are some testimonials from Nurses recruited internationally for the DATHs;
“I work as a clinical support nurse for overseas adaptation programme in Nursing Practice Development Unit (NPDU). I have a background of working in CCU and acute general medical care setting. I was able to complete MSc (Nursing Education) with the encouragement and support received from my workplace.

Currently I support the new overseas nurses during their ‘Intercultural Shock’ and I follow up their learning throughout the adaptation process. I constantly interact with staff of various departments to carry out my role effectively and I find them very supportive. I also participate in quality improvement projects to maintain the standard of patient care delivered in St. James’s Hospital. The staff gets high quality training and update sessions regularly in the hospital.

I always feel it is nice to realise our own strength. The hospital has given me the opportunity and freedom to express my ideas in workplace. I am working with a great team … Proud to be in St. James’s …….this is the way I feel, Elizabeth”.

“My name is Miracline Samuel I have been working in Ireland and St. James’s Hospital for the last nine years. St. James’s Hospital has provided equal opportunity in furthering my education and prospects for career development. I am currently working as a Clinical Nurse Manager 3.

I live here with my husband and daughter and we love living in Ireland. It is a great place to live and work with a diverse multicultural community. Add friendly, easy-going culture and good pay to the mix, it is a place where most people around the world dream of”

“Hi my name is Tony and I’m a Clinical Support Nurse,

St James’ has given me so many opportunities to develop my career- I’ve found a home in several different services and departments and have loved working in each one including general surgery, cancer care and now in my current role in practice development.

St James’s Hospital is an organisation that encourages you to develop yourself and will support you to reach your goals- because of this I couldn’t imagine working anywhere else. I’m proud to say I work at St James’s. “

If you/ or a friend are thinking about making the move to Ireland, get in touch with Annmarie Gallacher in confidence to discuss your options.

phone +353 1 4825354
email dath@cplhealthcare.com



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Cpl Healthcare Have Great Opportunities for Polish Nurses in England Although originally from Poland I am now living and working in Ireland as a Nurse Recruitment Consultant with Cpl Healthcare.  My current project is to recruit Polish nurses for an NHS … Continue reading

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A Guide to Working in Social Care – Employment Overview

Written by Daryl Buggle

The purpose of social care work is to provide support to individuals and groups who are disadvantaged, in vulnerable circumstances, at-risk or impacted by negative environmental factors. The social care sector covers a wide variety of disciplines and specialist areas affected by the above criteria including homelessness, disability, fostering support, residential care, addiction, and asylum/refugee.

Services available to the identified groups requiring social care support are provided normally by public, private and charitable organisations. These organisations require social care employees to provide services to service users and typical employment grades can include: social care worker, deputy manager, unit manager, service manager, operations manager and director of services. Due to the nature of the services provided, there is a need to have a steady team of individual employees who work permanently in the services, bu whot also are supported by a more flexible employment methodology to aid in times of crisis or increased service demand over a shorter time period.

As such, employment is most often offered on a permanent or locum basis. Permanent employment is offered by the employer directly to the employee.  These positions are sometimes hired directly but frequently employers recruit a specialist recruitment service, such as Cpl Healthcare Social Care division, to identify suitable employees on the behalf of the given organisation.

The other option is locum or flexible employment. This employment is required in the social care sector due to the changeable requirements in services. An increase in referrals, the development of crisis situations, and permanent employees on sick leave, etc. create the demand for immediate additional staff support within these organisations. In this case, some employers have relief staff panels but often a specialist recruitment provider is engaged to offer shorter term employment for individual clients. Cpl Healthcare are Ireland’s premier locum recruitment provider, and in addition to working with private clients are also exclusive partners to the Health Service Executive (HSE) in Ireland.

It is also worth notin,g employer organisations require a current Garda Vetting for all permanent or locum employees in their services. While employed with Cpl Healthcare we manage and obtain Garda Vetting on your behalf.

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A Guide to Working in Social Care – Education & Training

Cpl Healthcare’s Social Care division manager, Daryl Buggle, provides an in depth look at the sector with a special series of blogs exclusively for Cpl.

Cpl Healthcare’s specialist Social Care division cater solely and exclusively with employers and job seekers operating in this sector. Our team employs social care workers with direct experience in the sector offering our customers, both employers and job seekers, in depth advice, knowledge and recruitment strategies.

In our three part blog series I will offer advice in relation to education, and employment overview and information on further training for social care workers in Ireland.

Our first Blog covers Education


Social Care Workers traditionally were qualified by experience until the mid-1990’s where thereafter various qualifications including Social Studies, Psychology, Sociology and Social Care degrees where accepted as meeting entry criteria. Since the late 2000’s, with input from HIQA and also impending registration by CORU, the only qualification currently sought by employers is an Ordinary or Honours degree in Applied Social Studies in Social Care. Some organisations may not require this specific qualification, however from our experience this is a small percentage of the employment market.

The third level qualification in social care is taught at many of Ireland’s institutes of technology including: Athlone IT, Dundalk IT, Galway Mayo IT, Limerick IT, Cork IT, Tralee IT, Waterford IT, Carlow IT, St Patricks College Carlow, and Dublin IT.

For adults returning to education, Carlow IT has proved to be a popular option with their offering of offsite learning.

There are currently people employed in the social care sector with the previously accepted qualifications of Sociology, Psychology, etc. and also job seekers who have more recently completed some of the associated qualifications who are interested in entering the social care sector or continuing their careers but are now finding they are restricted because of the requirement to possess specifically a social care degree. We are now seeing third level institutions become aware of this education gap and develop typically one year “conversion” programmes, which offer the opportunity to obtain a qualification in Applied Social Studies in Social Care for jobseekers. These are designed for jobseekers that already possess experience and/or similar qualifications in the social care field and wish to further develop their career in this chosen speciality.

A further consideration to gaining the appropriate qualification is the impending registration of social care workers by CORU. CORU is responsible for the registration of all healthcare professionals in Ireland and has already completed the registration of Social Workers. The benefit of registration is a transparent identification of all social care professionals. The process will also determine in a more concrete fashion the education, continuous professional development and accountability expectation in the social care sector.


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aaBand 5 Staff Nurse opportunities with reputable NHS trust in Exeter, UK

Staff Nurses required for an NHS trust in Southern England Interviews: Exeter each Wednesday & Portugal – 15th–17th October 2013 Vacancies: General Medicine, Acute Stroke, Rehabilitation, Respiratory, Acute Care of the Elderly, Renal, Theatre, Surgical, Emergency & Intensive Care Cpl … Continue reading

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Amazing Nursing opportunities now exist for EU trained Nurses in Saudi Arabia

Attention EU Nurses!!
Nursing Opportunities in Saudi Arabia

Location advantages; Sun, Sand and Savings.

Interviews in London; 30th September to 4th October 2013
Interview flight costs covered for short listed applicants.

Saudi Arabia is truly like another world, in a good way. It is a unique country rich in culture, religion and tradition; hence the country has a lot to offer its visitors. This is a great chance to live and work in a tax free environment, gain solid work experience in reputable hospitals and yet be mesmerized with its bizarre and magical world.

Cpl Healthcare in partnership with its client now has vacancies for experienced Nurses. Our client is one of the Middle East’s largest employers of medical staff, in some of the most innovative and technologically forward health facilities in the world. Our client offer an attractive financial and benefits package, including subsidized housing and return flights to a certain value each year. Communities are well developed and established. Your living area will be a single occupant flat. Other amenities include; gyms, swimming pools, running tracks, tennis courts etc.

(Staff Nurse and Senior Staff Nurse)
Cardiology, HDU, MICU, SICU, A&E, Orthopaedics & Paediatrics

•Qualified Registered General & Paediatric Nurses, trained in Ireland and/or England
•Eligible to work in the UK and/or Ireland
•Minimum 2 years  post graduate experience in an acute hospital setting
•Hiring disciplines; Cardiology, HDU, MICU, SICU, A&E, Orthopaedics & Paediatrics – all levels

•Subsidised housing – own apartment with all mod cons
•Established Communities – shopping malls, bars and restaurants, gym, pools, private beach, running tracks, tennis courts, etc
•Return flights yearly
•Tax free living
•Yearly Salaries £34K +
•Indefinite Term Contracts – retirement age in KSA is 60 years

Applicants welcomes from the UK, Ireland and EU countries at this time.

Apply in the strictest confidence:
Cpl Healthcare Contact: Catriona Ph +353 91 507504
E: catriona.kelly@cplhealthcare.com

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It’s a Nurses Life! Living and Working in Saudi Arabia

I am currently recruiting nurses from Ireland and the UK for Staff Nurse and Senior Staff Nurse Roles for one of the Middle East’s largest employers of Medical staff. This is a great opportunity to live and work abroad, in some of the most innovative and technologically forward health facilities in the world! However, people seem to be reluctant to take on a new challenge like this, but from the research I have carried out, I have found that Saudi Arabia offers wonderful opportunities to build nursing careers and it also offers an exceptional way of life!

Saudi Arabia is the largest state in Western Asia. It has an estimated population of 27 million, of which 9 million are registered foreign expatriates.

Saudi offers great career progression opportunities. Nurses get international experience and also get to work in some of the worlds most modern and state-of-the-art facilities.

I am specifically working with Saudi Aramco, officially the Saudi Arabian Oil Company. It is a Saudi Arabian national oil and natural gas company based in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Aramco’s value has been estimated at up to 10 trillion US$ in the Financial Times, making it the world’s most valuable company. Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organisation is the complex of company-operated and privately contracted hospitals that serve Saudi Aramco employees and their dependents, numbering about 500,000 in total.  There are numerous community clinics designed to take care of ordinary medical needs. More significant health problems are handled at the Dhahran Health Centre by referral from a clinic physician. The Dhahran Health Centre consists of a 483-bed hospital, with an 8-bed intensive care unit, plus various outpatient services. The Dhahran Health Centre is accredited by JCI.

Dhahran is a city located in Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, and is a major administrative centre for the Saudi oil industry. Large oil reserves were first identified in the Dhahran area in 1931, and in 1935, Standard Oil drilled the first commercially viable oil well. Standard Oil later established a subsidiary in Saudi Arabia called the Arabian American Oil Company (ARAMCO), now fully owned by the Saudi government and known as Saudi Aramco. Dhahran has been Saudi Aramco’s headquarters for 80 years and is its first and largest gated compound with over 9,700 residents. The Residential Camp makes up most of the city of Dhahran today.

The benefits of working as a nurse with Saudi Aramco are plentiful;

  • Indefinite term contract – great job security!
  • Yearly Salaries £34K +
  • 30 days annual leave & 10 / 11 public holidays
  • Monthly bonus – 19% annual bonus
  • Yearly salary review
  • 1 return flight yearly
  • Emergency leave of 10 days if required

I am looking for nurses with a minimum of 2.5 years acute experience in the areas of;

  • ER
  • Cardiology
  • CCU
  • Surgery ICU
  • Medical ICU
  • HDU
  • Paeds
  • Ortho

These are excellent opportunities to progress your nursing career! If you would like to get more information about living and working in Saudi Arabia as a nurse, please do not hesitate to contact me!

Niamh Rooney| Recruitment Consultant | Permanent Nursing Team | Cpl Healthcare
niamh.rooney@cplhealthcare.com| Tel +353 91 507516 (Ire) or  +44 2033 686640 (UK)

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Amazing Opportunities for Newly Qualified & Experienced Nurses

Opportunities for Experienced and Graduate Nurses in Southern England

I’m just sitting in our newly redesigned Cpl Healthcare offices on Merchants Road in Galway city and I’m trying to figure out how to reach out to experienced and graduate Nurses who may be interested in our Nursing vacancies.   I then thought I’d ask for your help, the social media gurus of our society!  My task is to attract top Irish Nursing talent to our client’s vacancies in the UK and I must admit I am not an expert at surfing the World Wide Web for CVs.

Our client is the “Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust” and having visited the site and spoken to several people, I can personally vouch for the organisation.  If you require further evidence I would tell you that we placed 85 nurses with this trust last year and 12 months on 80 remain. Nurses placed have stayed with the organisation as there’s a very positive culture in the hospital, with the leadership team supporting and encouraging their staff to reach their full potential.  The location is also an advantage; the cultural city of Exeter has an international airport and is 20 minutes from one of the finest surfing beaches in Ireland and England.

Have you any advice or tips for me, how will I reach out to experienced and final year nursing students to notify them of these great opportunities?  I’ve been in recruitment for many years but with the recent trend of job seekers changing their behaviour and looking for jobs in non traditional places such as facebook & youtube I’m at a loss where to start!  I have added status updates on my profile but I’m not sure it’s reaching the right audience.

I’ve been reading the papers (see I’m old school) and understand that only eight graduate nurses have been employed under the controversial two year contracts on lower pay offered by the HSE, with another five due to start next month.  What are all the other final year Nursing students going to do in Jan 2014?  If you know of any fourth year General Nursing students who would consider pursuing a career with the NHS in England (equivalent to the HSE), do ask them to contact me.

Here are some reasons why a Nurse would consider working for the NHS
*Best Career and Pay progression based on application of knowledge and skills
*Agenda for Change Pay Scales – guaranteed a salary that matches their ability and responsibilities, and given every opportunity to increase it through training and development.
*Pay enhancements to reward out of hours, shift and overtime working
*Pension Scheme in place
*Training and Development available
*Competitive and Flexible Benefits Packages
*Staff Discounts
*Holidays 27 -  33 days a year plus 8 general and public holidays
*Cutting edge healthcare
*Yearly personal development review meetings
*Patient Centred Care

Career Progression Pathways
*Yearly personal development review meetings
*Training and Development
*Broad range of specialties to broaden your skill and knowledge base
*World recognised experience

Interviews will take place in Belfast Aug 13th and Dublin Aug 15th 2013 – please help me spread the word!

All enquiries formal or otherwise to Catriona  Ph: +353 91 507504 Mobile: +353 87 9670962 or Email: catriona.kelly@cplhealthcare.com


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