Working in the UK
Why work in the UK?
With a rich history and culture, bustling metropolitan cities, spectacular rural scenery and over 7,000 miles of stunning coastline, it’s no wonder this historical nation attracts more international workers than any other country in the world. It remains a top destination for healthcare professionals seeking an abundant lifestyle along with rewarding career benefits.
Registering with Pulse gives you access to fantastic career possibilities with world-leading hospitals in the prestigious National Health Service (NHS), or the many pioneering private healthcare providers in the UK. It’s the best way to advance your professional experience on an international scale, all while living in one of the most exciting places in the world.
About the UK
The United Kingdom (UK) – a sovereign nation made up of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland – lies off the north-western coast of mainland Europe. Home to over 66.5 million people, the UK remains among the world’s leading commercial, financial and cultural centres.Register with Pulse
With 24 commercial international airports, traveling around the UK and further abroad is simple and cost effective. The vast majority of Europe is just a short flight or train ride away, meaning the UK is not just a place to live, but an epicentre for travelling the globe.
While making the move to come work in the UK will provide you with unprecedented career prospects, we know many of our candidates also migrate here to take advantage of the incredible travel opportunities that come with it. At Pulse, we certainly encourage our candidates to consider what else the UK has to offer, above and beyond your career goals. The possibilities are endless…
- Paris is just two hours away via the Eurostar train and only one-hour by air
- Scotland, Ireland and Wales, and the stunning English countryside are all within one hour of travel
- Amsterdam and Brussels are both just over a one-hour flight away
- Regions of stunning Italy, France, Spain and Eastern Europe are all within a two-hour flight.
Culture and lifestyle
The UK represents a diverse range of cultures, largely due to its prevalent history and widespread immigration. Just about anywhere you decide to live in the island nation, you will find a wealth of culture in the people, architecture, music, art, food, sports and beyond. You’ll discover some of the world’s most famous museums, distinguished live music venues and sporting events, as well as the quintessential British pubs along with a celebrated food and hospitality culture.View our jobs
The UK is one of the major globalised economies, consistently ranking among the top five in the world. Key principles that manage its national economy are market liberalisation, control and low taxation, hence why so many migrants from across the globe settle in the UK.
Not only could you be working in one of the largest and most prestigious healthcare systems in the world, as a legal resident of the UK, you will have access to the NHS and all the benefits of their world-renowned free healthcare – a program few other countries offer. The UK is a world leader when it comes to medicine and research and claims some of the most renowned hospitals and respected medical professionals in the world.
Just about every industry in the UK offers great working conditions with manageable hours, flexibility, fair pay and rewarding benefits. For example, full-time nurses in the NHS work 37.5 hours per week, ensuring you have a healthy work-life balance. However, should you choose to work additional hours you will be rewarded with pay enhancements for every hour of overtime worked. In addition, all workers in the UK on full-time, permanent contracts are entitled to paid holidays. As a healthcare professional working for the NHS you will enjoy 27 paid days per year, plus eight paid bank holidays.Get in touch View our jobs
To work in the UK you need to be registered with the relevant professional body for your specialism.
Eligible visas for working in the UK
There are many different types of visa that allow you to practice in the UK. See what’s best for your circumstances.
Support and guidance
Whatever stage of the journey you’re at, we’re on hand to offer the support and guidance you need to succeed.