Welcome to international recruitment

Mersey Care would like to welcome all our international recruits to our organisation. Please listen to Trish Bennett, Deputy Chief Executive of Clinical Services and Chief Nurse, in the video below for more information.

We’re delighted you’re considering continuing your career with us and hope these pages, and others in our Working for us section, convince you that Mersey Care is a great place to work, and answers any questions you may have.

Our international recruits are extremely important to us and we've been recognised for our work with internationally educated nurses and midwives with the NHS Pastoral Care Quality award for our commitment to providing high quality pastoral care during the employment process.

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This included supplying candidates with a booklet prior to their starting date which included, among other topics, information about bank accounts, registering with a GP, information about their pay slips, cost of living in the UK and a point of contact for any advice and questions.

If you’d like further information about our Trust or the recruitment process, please don’t hesitate to contact: Okey Ibuzo, our Practice Education Facilitator for international recruitment via okey.ibuzo@merseycare.nhs.uk or Hannah Greenough our Recruitment Co-ordinator via Hannah.Greenough@merseycare.nhs.uk

We have in place a robust package to support your arrival to the North West of England and our NHS trust. The safe arrival, settling and induction of new colleagues from overseas into Mersey Care is our priority.

To help with this we:

  • Have a dedicated pastoral support officer to provide support and guidance on your arrival
  • Provide 12 weeks free accommodation, located in the centre of Liverpool, with easy access to transport links
  • Provide a welcome pack, including food  
  • Help with opening bank accounts and registering with a GP
  • Give a comprehensive induction and orientation to the local area
  • Link you into our buddy system and multi-cultural ethnic network
  • Give four weeks intense OSCE training
  • Book OSCE (first time only) and pay for transport and hotel accommodation.

Hear from Rohini Theodore, Pre registration nurse

‘’Liverpool is a very friendly and multicultural place. The people are always ready to help and make you feel welcomed.’’ Esther Awopeju

‘’As an international nurse new to the UK, Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust has been so supportive in helping me settle into clinical practice.’’ Bridget Megbele

‘’Mersey Care has provided me with the opportunity to enhance my career development. I have already completed a leadership course within my first year of arrival. They really take the professional development of their staff seriously.’’ Joy Okwor

If you’re a qualified nurse, want to make a difference in the North West and be supported to develop your skills and practice, please contact one of our trusted recruitment partners operating in your country:

Visit the NHS Professionals link or email Craig@neuprofessionals.com

Our internationally educated nurses were celebrated at a recent event organised by Clare Pratt, Associate Director of Nursing, to mark International Nurses Day which is celebrated on 12 May every year. The event involved networking opportunities for our nurses, information stands and a host of speakers. Trish Bennett, Executive Director of Nursing and Operations and Deputy Chief Executive for Clinical Services, provided an overview of the career pathway and development opportunities available to our colleagues from overseas.