We welcome applications from overseas nurses and now have a wonderful group of international nursing staff working at Dorset County Hospital following successful recruitment campaigns.

We will do everything we can to support you in your move to the UK and can offer on-site accommodation, training and mentoring programmes.

We are a friendly team at Dorset County Hospital. International recruits say they appreciate the family atmosphere here and the warm welcome they have received from colleagues.

“From the bottom of my heart thank you all for the support and guidance, it means a lot.”
“Everyone has been very helpful since our first day here in Dorchester. It’s fun and exciting working here.”
“My journey as a nurse from Dubai to the UK was made so easy. Exhausted by the long journey, we received a very warm welcome. It is a dream come true to have come here.”
“Thank you all so much for your efforts in bringing me here. The support for adjusting to our new environment and the training for our exams was really appreciated.”
“Dorset County Hospital gave us a warm welcome. They helped a lot with our transition to the UK and I am very grateful to be here.”

Aaron Cruz

International Nurse


As a nurse or nursing assistant you will be entitled to many benefits. Some include:

  • Relocation package
  • Enhanced rates of pay

  • Local accommodation

  • Preceptorship Programme

  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays

  • NHS pension scheme

  • Free uniform

The Trust will support your relocation to the UK and will finance the following:

  • Relocation payment

  • IELTS (successful exam)

  • VISA

  • Healthcare surcharge

  • Part one test (CBT)

  • Part two test (OSCE) – one test, any further exams will be self-funded

  • Application for nursing/midwifery

  • Admission onto the NMC register

  • Flight to the UK

If you would like to find out more, please get in touch with our recruitment team by emailing recruitment@dchft.nhs.uk or calling 01305 255792.

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