As one of the largest cities in the world, London is always on the lookout for good nurses but how would you go about getting nursing jobs in this huge city and what sort of things should you be looking for in an agency that supplies nurses?
Firstly, although it may sound an unusual approach you want to look for an agency that seems to care about its clients. If they are taking care of their clients, then you can expect much better working relationships if you start working with one of these, plus it also shows a good degree of professionalism. The best agencies will have dedicated staff just dealing with the larger major clients and you can be sure that these agents will know the industry well. When you are doing your nursing jobs search, check out the client pages and see how they deal with this.
Nursing jobs come in all shapes and sizes and obviously, your nursing job search will have to take this into account, plus other matters like your expected salary, your skill areas and whereabouts you wish to work. London is an enormous city made up of many smaller town-areas and in some of them housing is hugely expensive and travel may take hours and again be quite costly. Some jobs will come with a degree of accommodation and good agents will be able to talk to you about this.
Once you have started looking online for nursing jobs, you can get a good idea of what is out there and what to expect but there is nothing better than a bit of local knowledge. Don’t ever be afraid to call the agencies and just chat to an agent. They’ll be able to tell you all the ins and outs and maybe give you some tips plus; it will get your name known and the agent will be more likely to remember you when they see that ideal job!