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Supporting professionals trained outside the UK

Employer responsibilities when recruiting international applicants

Recruitment from outside the United Kingdom has increased significantly in the past 12 months. Any employers and partners supporting these recruitment efforts must consider the current regulatory framework in place when assessing applicants’ suitability for a particular role in their organisation.

Employers should be aware of their responsibility to ensure individuals meet their requirements including any specific requirements they have regarding communication in their workplace setting.

As is the case for any newly recruited person, tailored induction programmes may also be needed to ensure individuals can safely transition to practice in the UK context.

Joining the UK workforce webinars

We regularly deliver ‘Joining the UK workforce’ events designed for international registrants who have recently registered with the HCPC. These are designed to support the transition to UK practice, by considering some of the ethical issues that registrants may come across in practice or may have encountered already.

These webinars are run by our Professional Liaison Service


International applications

The international application process is for applicants who have completed professional training and practised outside the UK, and haven't been registered with the HCPC before.

We provide support and guidance here

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Tudalen wedi'i diweddaru ymlaen: 18/11/2022