Looking to work in the UK’s NHS? NHS Professionals is seeking mental health nurses

In-person interviews set for July 2023 in Trinidad; Candidates encouraged to apply online

PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO — Nurses who are passionate about mental health and looking to advance their careers now have the opportunity of a lifetime as a renowned staffing service in the United Kingdom is looking to hire qualified healthcare professionals.

NHS Professionals (NHSP) International is the UK’s largest provider of flexible workforce solutions to the National Health Service (NHS), the country’s official healthcare service. It has launched an international recruitment drive as the NHS, affectionately considered a “national treasure” in the UK and a golden standard in universal healthcare, prepares to mark its 75th anniversary this year.

In July 2023, NHS Professionals International will touch down in Trinidad & Tobago on behalf of four different NHS Trusts to recruit international nurses.

But the offer is also open to any qualified nurse in the Caribbean or, indeed, around the world.

Registered nurses in the Caribbean and abroad are being encouraged to apply.

“We absolutely want international nurses to come to the UK and share the experience that they have.”

- Anthony Catlow, International Regional Director, NHS Professionals International

“It's a really exciting time to be joining the NHS,” said Anthony Catlow, International Regional Director, NHSP International.

“The UK is very, very progressive with mental health nursing and the way we look after our patients who have mental health conditions.

“We absolutely want international nurses to come to the UK and share the experience that they have.”

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    A variety of mental health jobs are available

    The positions available are all in the mental health field, and can range from one-on-one patient support to community work, specialized hospital wards and more.

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    Nurses with formal education or experience in mental health will be especially considered. (Photo by cottonbro studio on Pexels)

    According to NHSP International, the listing of vacancies includes some 78 different services across multiple geographical areas within the UK, giving candidates flexibility in choosing which opportunities they would like to apply for.

    Nurses with formal education, degrees/diplomas or post-qualifications in mental health will be especially considered, but not they’re not the only candidates being accepted.

    NHSP International is also encouraging general nurses to apply if they can demonstrate experience within the mental health field.


    NHSP International offers attractive relocation benefits

    On top of receiving an annual salary paid in UK pounds, international nurses who accept a position from NHSP International can expect:

    • Reimbursement of visa costs
    • A contribution of flight costs to the UK (up to £550)
    • To be met and greeted upon arrival
    • A welcome pack with information about settling in
    • Complimentary transportation from the airport upon arrival
    • Either 3 months of accommodation complimentary or £1,000 towards accommodation
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    Relocation costs will also be covered by the respective employer of successful candidates. (Photo: NHS Professionals International)

    NHS Professionals emphaszied that relocation costs will be covered by the employer.

    Further, nurses who are from the Caribbean get to benefit from working in communities with strong Caribbean ties that can help them to feel more at home.

    Mental health nurses can also expect flexible shift work, with schedules that are confirmed weeks in advance and often allow for consecutive days off.

    Catlow added, “There is plenty of progression opportunity. It’s not uncommon for nurses to join and then be promoted within a year or two.

    “Also, there’s such a diverse range of services that they can really pick and choose which service they want to work in [and] forge their own career pathway.”

    On top of that, international nurses also have the opportunity to pursue UK accreditation that will boost their skills and increase their employability the world over.


    July is set for mental health nurse interviews

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    NHS Professionals hopes to interview dozens of qualified nurses in Trinidad & Tobago in July. (Photo by Ivan Samkov on Pexels)

    On July 10, 11 and 12, NHSP International will be in Trinidad & Tobago, hoping to interview as many as a dozen qualified nurses each day.

    The location and times are to be announced, so interested candidates are encouraged to follow NHS Professionals International and Caribbean Employment Services Inc. on social media and through email subscription to be the first to know when details are revealed closer to the time.

    Additionally, those interested in applying for mental health nursing jobs through NHSP International are encouraged to apply online in advance through any of the following links:

    Those who may not be available for the in-person interview sessions can still apply, as interviews may be conducted online in the days that follow if any vacancies remain at that time.

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