Looking to work as a Care Worker in the UK?
Current update regarding new applications
Please be aware that our international recruitment programme is currently closed to new applicants.
We plan to reopen this in August 2023. Thank you.
Please note that Abbots Care does not require any payment with regards to sponsorship opportunities and such request are to be treated as fraudulent.
Abbots Care welcomes overseas applicants to join our CQC Outstanding home care team providing care across south east England. We accept overseas applications from fluent English speakers provided they are eligible to work in the UK, hold a full driver’s licence and have professional experience of caring.
If you have any questions about working in the UK, our recruitment team can help.
Your recruitment journey
Speak to our team
You will begin by speaking with a member of our International Recruitment Team by email to discuss your previous experience and to gather any more information required to support your application.
You will then be invited to a virtual interview completed via video call - the interview usually takes around 1 hour and is your opportunity to shine! This is a competency-based interview with questions to test your skills and knowledge within the health and social care secto.
We'll review your application
Your application will then be taken to the hiring manager for consideration... If successful we will come back to you with an offer and proposed training date.If unsuccessful you will be provided with feedback on your application and will be able to reapply after a period of 6 months.
Your Visa application
You will then work with a member of our team to apply and submit your visa application.
Arriving in the UK
Once your Visa application has been approved and your application documents are in order, you will have full support organising your travel to the UK ready to start your training with Abbots Care.
International Recruitment FAQs
What are the minimum requirements I need to be considered?
In order to apply for a role as an international Care Worker, you will be required to:
- Possess IELTS or equivalent (if applicable)
- Possess a Valid TB Test (if applicable)
- Have a high standard of written and spoken English
- Hold a clear police, occupational health, and reference checks
- Qualification within Health and social Care is desirable
- You do not need the right to work in the UK
Do I need a driving licence?
Yes, being a home care worker in the community requires you to have access to a vehicle and possess a full manual driving license held for a minimum of three years. We require our international candidates to confirm that they are confident to drive a manual vehicle in the UK and willing to receive a driving assessment upon arrival.
Do I need previous experience in the care sector?
Yes, as we are recruiting on a skills shortage basis, you must have a minimum of one year’s experience within a care or clinical setting (this does not include volunteer work or supporting family).
What other skills are required?
At Abbots Care, we live our values every day and recruit high-quality staff who are genuinely interested in making a meaningful difference to people’s lives.
To be considered as an international candidate, first and foremost, you must be caring and compassionate. Good cooking skills and the ability to run a home and keep it clean is also desired.
What should I expect when arriving in the UK?
You will receive a warm welcome when you arrive in the UK. At Abbots Care we invest in our staff. Our international Care Workers, will be provided accommodation for the first 12 weeks on arrival – this is provided at a subsidised rate and will not require any pre-payment; you will only pay once you are earning.
You will also be provided with a car for the first 6 months of your employment at a subsidised rate.
You will have the opportunity to meet our existing care workers from all over the world who have relocated to support with your transition to the UK.
What to expect from training and onboarding?
At Abbots Care we pride ourselves on our outstanding training! You will receive 8 days of face-to-face training. Our industry-recognised Care Certificate training will give you the best start to your career in care. We also help you with practical advice and settling into life in the UK.
During your training, you will be paired with a mentor and work on shadow shifts to build confidence and competence.
You will be given a brochure to support you on arrival with details of everything you need to get started e.g. arriving in the UK and registering with a GP.
We will also host a meet and greet day where you can meet your fellow international Care Workers and dedicated support team here at our central offices in St Albans, Hertfordshire.
At Abbots Care we offer competitive pay with excellent benefits. We review and offer salary increases based on length of service and performance. There are plenty of opportunities to grow your career with Abbots Care and we also offer on-going training and support to enable you to achieve this.
Why work for Abbots Care?
When you join the Abbots Care Team you join our family and a care company unlike any other.
We’ve provided outstanding home care since 1995, offering high-quality training and constant support to our staff. Please visit here to find out more.
How to contact us and apply?
- All applications and any questions you may have are required to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org – please note applications via other routes will not be considered.
- Please send through all of your relevant documentation as listed in the FAQ section with a copy of your CV to the above email address for consideration.
- Unfortunately, we cannot take applications over the phone or through any other email address details.
Please note due to the number of applications we receive we may not be able to respond to all applications.
Please also note that multiple applications may result in refusal, so please only send through your application once.