Frequently asked Questions
To be able to work in Europe, the authorities in the host country must recognize your qualifications. For example, to be able to work as a nurse in Europe, the nursing authority in the host country must recognize the qualification acquired in Spain “Título de Diplomado universitario en enfermería” or “Título de matrona/asistente obstétrico (matrona)/enfermería obstétrica-ginecológica; or in Italy “Diploma di infermiere professionale” or” Diploma d’ostetrica”.
Language is a prerequisite when it comes to communicating and interacting at work, and in personal spheres.
Under EU law, evidence of your ability to communicate in English is not required for the recognition of your qualification. However, you need to make sure that you have sufficient knowledge of English in order to practise professionally.
Employers will expect this and have the right to require evidence of English language competence to ensure that they have employees who are able to communicate effectively. Therefore it is possible that any offer of employment in the UK may depend upon you being able to demonstrate competence in the English language through a test.
If you have no previous knowledge of the language an intensive course to at least level B1 is recommended before starting working. Many companies recommend beginning work with this level to assimilate learning of the environment, culture and language.
We recommend you make use of the Europass Language Passport. This is a self-assessment tool that enables you to assess your proficiency in understanding, speaking and writing any European language. You can find all the information about the Europass Language Passport at www.europass.cedefop.europa.eu
The recognition process starts when all the requested documents are submitted to the authorities and can take about 4-8 weeks.
We will take care of finding accommodation for when you arrive in the host country. Often the company subsidizes the rent during the first months until your qualification is recognized.
Under EU law, the Nursing and Midwifery Council in the UK does not require evidence of your ability to communicate in English for the purposes of registration. However, you need to make sure that you have sufficient knowledge of English in order to practise professionally.
Employers have the right to ensure that they employ nurses and midwives who are able to communicate effectively, expecting that you will be proficient at level C1.
Before beginning the language course, you will sign a contract covering all the working conditions, so you’ll know for whom, where and when you will begin working.