554 nursing jobs await Filipino nurses in the UK as POLO reports demand—Baldoz

Date Posted: November 11th, 2014 12:35 AM


554 nursing jobs await Filipino nurses in the UK as POLO reports demand—Baldoz Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday said the UK is still in need of Filipino nurses, with demand reaching 554 as of October 2014. “As of date of reporting, the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in the United Kingdom reing the report of POLO-UK Labor Attache Joan Lavilla. Two of the FPAs--Search Recruitment Limited and Medicare Staffing Limited--will deploy 180 and 60 nurses, respectively, to Northwest London Hospitals, Gloucestershire Hospitals, and Kingston Hospitals. These hospitals are National Health Service (NHS) Trusts. On the other hand, four FRAs--Pure Health Staffing Limited; Job Connections UK Limited; Sky Care Hea Limited, Bond Care Limited, and Four Seasons. These are private care homes in the United Kingdom. “There was an increase of job orders for Filipino nurses by 38 percent compared to last year’s, with 402 job orders,” Baldoz said. Aside from the 554 nurses, the FPA, Drake International, which submits recruitment requirements di Filipino nurses upon recruitment, like attaining the score of 7 in the English language test for IELTS and the revised registration process implemented by UK’s Nursing and Midwifery Council, which had imposed a two-part application process: the first, a computer-based multiple choice examination, and the second, a practical objective structured clinical examination. “For 2014, the UK imposed a hiring cap for Filipino nurses of 20,700. We have not reached that cap yet, hence, more slots are available for Filipino nurses, considering the availability of UK’s ket remains a qualitative and quantitative selective market for migrant workers,” Baldoz stated. “The POLO also reported a verified number of employment documents for seafarers for UK shipping companieWith this good news, I wish to warn our nurses desiring to work in the UK to follow the legal stream—processes—of overseas employment, through the POEA—to avoid getting conned by illegal recruiters,” she said. END/jda

Created Nov 12th 2014, 08:53


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