There is some good news for health workers who want to live and work in the UK. Before this year, to get a visa, health workers had to write another test even if they already wrote the OET. Now, you can apply for entry with just one test. The OET lets you apply for a Tier 2 visa without doing a second test. This makes it easier to start working in the UK.
If you want to show that you can speak, write, and understand English and want to start your career in the UK, this is very good news for you. Read on to learn more!
It’s Time for OET Preparation if You Want to Work in Health Jobs
There is a big need for health workers in the UK. Most of the open jobs in the NHS (National Health Service) are full-time work. Most of the need is for nursing and midwife staff. 42% of the jobs that were open in winter 2019 were for these jobs. This means that it is a good time to apply to work for the NHS. If you have been thinking about working in the UK as a health professional, now might be the right moment to start a course and set up your OET test booking.
If you don’t think you are ready yet to write the test, your class will help you feel more confident and prepared. You will also get to practise what you need to know for the OET.
OET Exam Requirements Are all You Need to Demonstrate Your English for NHS Jobs
If you have written the OET exam, you can use it to apply for your visa and your NHS job. The rules used to be that you needed a second English test, but now it is easier. If you are a doctor, nurse, midwife, or dentist and you pass the OET exam requirements, you don’t have to pass another English test to enter the UK on a Tier 2 visa.
This change will help the UK have the workers that it needs. If hospitals and medical offices don’t have enough workers, there will be a big problem and patients might not get the healthcare they need quickly. This means that you could become an important worker in the UK.
Doctors and Health Workers from Overseas Are an Important Part of the NHS
When you know that you are very important in the UK, you can feel good about spending time taking classes and writing the test. Chaand Nagpaul from the BMA (British Medical Association) council says that doctors from other parts of the world are “needed now more than ever” in the UK. He also says that these workers have always been very important to the UK. Right now, since there are less doctors and health workers in the UK, the British Medical Association is excited to see more workers move to the UK.
Are you interested in OET preparation courses?
Contact UKCE to learn more.