Developing Opportunities for International Talent

Free online English Language Training and Support & Coaching Sessions

Have you been thinking about working in the UK but not taken the first step?

Have you tried and failed to achieve the English Exam (IELTS/OET)?

Would you like to increase your skills and learn more about the recruitment process?

Then DO IT! Sign up today! 

What is the Developing Opportunities for International Talent (DO-IT) Programme?

The Developing Opportunities for International Talent (DO-IT) Programme is a programme of FREE online English Language Training PLUS support and coaching sessions delivered by NEU Professionals, all designed to prepare you for the UK recruitment process and fit around your busy schedule!

How much does it cost?

It’s FREE! The program is sponsored by North West region NHS Trusts. There is no financial risk and lots of potential rewards!

Who is eligible for the DO-IT?

The DO-IT programme is open to all registered medical or nursing professionals who may need some additional support when preparing to take the UK English Language exams. Eligible nursing candidates may or may not have already taken the Academic IELTS or OET exam and their scores were not sufficient for NMC requirements.

We aim to offer NHS interviews to all strong candidates who have taken part in the programme.

What is included in the DO-IT?

The DO-IT program includes a series of Webinars hosted by NEU Professionals to help introduce potential candidates to the recruitment process. Beginning 21st November 2022, Specialist Language Courses (SLC) will provide four weeks of webinars over 10 topics to help prepare candidates for their English exams.

During this time, you will also be put in touch with our team of dedicated recruitment consultants who will help prepare you for your NHS interview!

Don’t delay and register today!

Please fill in the form below to confirm your attendance. Once submitted, you will automatically receive an email with the link to join the Webinars. 


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Kerry Anne Wykes (NEU Professionals Director and NHS Nurse) and other members of the Specialist Language Courses (SLC) team will be offering qualified candidates a series of webinars, sponsored by North West Region Trusts, designed to prepare these candidates to pass the Academic IELTS or OET exam at a level required by the NMC. ANY Medical or Nursing Professional is eligible to register, but we are particularly keen to hear from you if you have experience in either of these Nursing specialties:

Kerry Wykes

Kerry Anne Wykes

NEU Professionals Director and NHS Nurse

Catherine J. Morrison

NEU Professionals Project Manager

Catherine Morrison

Bethan Edwards

Specialist Language Courses (SLC) Academic Director

Mental Health and Paediatric Mental Health Nurses

Your role is to promote and support a person’s recovery, helping them live independent and fulfilling lives.

Registered nurses with 12 months + recent Mental Health experience, for adult and community (home care) roles, this could include any experience in caring for older adults with mental health conditions (e.g., Dementia, Alzheimers), caring for patients with substance abuse problems, working with patients with other mental health conditions (e.g. eating disorders, post-natal depression), or caring for children with mental health conditions.

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Learning Disability Nurses

Learning disability nurses work to provide specialist healthcare and support to people with a learning disability, as well as their families and staff teams, to help them live a fulfilling life.

Registered nurses with 12 months + experience working with adults or children with learning disabilities e.g. autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit, hyperactivity disorder, developmental disorder.

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Medical and Nursing Professionals

The NHS is looking for candidates from all medical and nursing professions from around the background. The requirements for each profession varies based on your speciality and the NHS Trust’s needs. 

Sponsored English Language Training

For Mental Health, PAEDIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH and Learning Disability Nurses

We are currently accepting applications from overseas Registered Nurses with experience in Mental Health and Learning Disability who are yet to pass their English Language exam! Our partner English language school Specialist Language Courses (SLC) will ascertain your current level of English according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). A minimum score of C1 in writing is required in a needs analysis form to be considered for the courses. For more information about SLC you may visit the this link.




Our series of webinars offer you the opportunity to engage with our recruitment consultants and NHS Trusts. Learn about all the benefits of working for the NHS, living in the UK, and how to register with the NMC. We’ll also help you with interview preparation. Please attend as many of these coaching and support webinars as you can to answer your questions and make your in-person interview a success!




The North West region is comprised of three Integrated Care Systems (ICS), that work together to provide the best care and service to their patients and communities. This includes the Cheshire and Merseyside ICS, Greater Manchester ICS, and Lancashire and South Cumbria​ ICS. Below you will find a short description about the Trusts that we support and links to learn more about each Trust.

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) is one of the largest specialist mental health providers in the country, supporting more than 65,000 service users across their local, specialist, substance misuse and prison populations. They employ over 6,400 staff and provides services from 109 locations across the North West of England, as well as working with people in their homes and local communities.

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people. They offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT) provides good quality, safe and effective healthcare to people living in and around Cheshire, a county in northwest England, and manages a total of three sites in the area: Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich, and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford.

Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (CoCH) employs almost 4,000 staff and provides a range of medical services across Western Cheshire, Ellesmere Port, Neston and North Wales. The Trust consists of a large district General Hospital with 600 beds, and an Intermediate Care Service with 64 beds at Ellesmere Port Hospital.

East Cheshire NHS Trust (ECH) provides a range of hospital and community-based services and aims to ensure that patients receive the best care in the right place. The Trust employs approximately 2500 staff across and its three hospital sites: Macclesfield District General Hospital, Congleton War Memorial Hospital and Knutsford and District Community Hospital.

Warrington and Halton Hospitals (WHH) provides first class services in three locations across the northwest of England: Warrington Hospital; The Nightingale Building; and The Captain Sir Tom Moore Building. The Trust was named as one of the 100 Best Places to Work in the NHS by the Health Service Journal in 2014.


NEU Professionals is known for our award-winning recruitment services in the medical and healthcare communities around the world. But we know that we cannot do it alone without the support of our partners here in the UK and abroad. This support helps give us credibility and connections among local communities and stakeholders, as well as lasting support for our candidates both before and after they arrive in the UK.

Specialist Language Courses (SLC)

Language education matters. In a globalised world, knowing languages and using them effectively enables people to work and study in other countries, to experience and understand other cultures, to build and join networks, make new friendships and fall in love across borders.

This English for Nurses course teaches you the English you need to study and work in an English-speaking healthcare environment, attend conferences and seminars, and keep up with nursing journals and research written in English.

The course covers a wide range of essential care, from introducing yourself to discussing pain, pressure area care, breathing difficulties, infection control, falls and injuries, to administering medications, IV therapy, post-operative and end-of-life care. The units cover medical terminology, patient and staff interactions, hospital language and documents, and much more. In addition, at the end of each unit there is a quiz to make sure you have understood the most important language items.

During the course, you study all aspects of nursing language, including vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and functional skills. There is a very wide range of activities, including interactive recording where you record and listen to yourself in conversation with a patient. The program is strongly practical and is regularly reviewed so the content remains relevant and up to date.