Vostek Limited is a leading Immigration and recruitment firm which specialises in the sourcing and recruitment of qualified and experienced nursing and care staff for the private and public healthcare sectors from within the UK and from across the world. Vostek is based from our office in London, and we have no branches or sub offices anywhere else. We work across different countries via our strategic alliances partnered with the best in the industry.
At Vostek we have a cumulative experience of over fifteen years in healthcare recruitment and more than 20 years of recruitment experience in general.
Vostek is committed, consistently creative and truly caring. Our clients benefit from our tough, impartial advice and are proud of our quality of work and the professionalism of our people. We are single minded, dynamic, energetic, focused committed, action-oriented and think and talk straight. We are progressive and not afraid to challenge convention. We foster a supportive environment, respect and reward our people and are committed to developing careers.
Irrespective of the service that we are providing, we put the well-being of our candidates and the integrity of our clients first. Much of our business comes from referrals and we are keen to honour the trust placed in us.
The dire warning from the government-backed Center for Workforce Intelligence is that there is likely to be 47,500 fewer nurses than required by 2016. The CfWI report concluded that the most likely scenario would see a 47,545 shortage of registered nurses by 2016, created by a 5% drop in the supply of nurses and a 3% increase in demand. Many employers are trying to overcome this shortage by having the overseas nurses program (ONP).
What is the ONP - overseas nurses program
The NMC checks and verifies that an applicant is capable of practising safely and effectively in the UK as a nurse or midwife and they assess the applicants qualification, training and experience against UK NMC standards.
NMC will check whether the applicant has undertaken the necessary post-qualifying practice and experience in each area of nursing or midwifery as required for the part of the Register for which they are applying.
An overseas qualified nurse must have been practising as a registered nurse or midwife for at least 12 months (full-time or the part-time equivalent) after qualifying. Also, if the applicant has been qualified for longer than this, they must have practised for at least 450 hours in the previous three years. Applicants must also meet NMC's English language requirements, with an international English language test (IELTS) score of 7.0 in 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
At least 7.0 (out of a possible 9) overall
The applicant will, separately, be required to meet the full requirements of the UK’s immigration processes.
On completion of the NMC's assessment, successful applicants will be required to undertake 20 days Protected Learning Time (PLT) and a programme of supervised practice (ONP) for a minimum of three months.
Vostek Ltd can assist potential candidates, by facilitating the NMC processing and also finding suitable employers where they can undergo the supervised practise. Vostek Ltd can do the following for ONP candidates:
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