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Apply to be a mental health nurse in North West England with Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH).

It’s the opportunity of a lifetime to make a difference, and to get the support to develop your skills and practice.

At GMMH, our international nurses are a very important part of our clinical teams.

We have an international nurse recruitment programme to support our internationally educated nurses to make the move to the UK and have employed a new International Recruitment Lead to help with the transition to working for GMMH. 

Below you can watch a short video from Sindhu Unni, one of our valued international nurses and CPD Project Lead. 




The NHS is one of the biggest and best employers in the world, and by working with us in Greater Manchester you’ll:

  • Be working with over 6,000 colleagues across the North West of England
  • Be caring for over 200,000 patients across the North West of England
  • Making a big difference to people’s lives
  • Meeting new people
  • Learning new skills and improving your practice
  • Find out more about nursing in Greater Manchester: Nursing - GM Access

By moving to the North West of England, you’ll:

  • Get support to find somewhere to live. We work with a global accommodation booking site called Homestay.com to provide our employees with quality rooms to rent from likeminded colleagues at affordable prices
  • Get support to find a good local school for your children
  • Get support to find a doctor and a dentist
  • Get a welcome package including food and essential items
  • Enjoy a great work-life balance
  • Live somewhere with a great history, with lots to see and do. Read more about living and working in Greater Manchester: Great Place to Live and Work | Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS FT (gmmh.nhs.uk)

Here from more of our international nurses

Thomas, who works at the Moorside Unit in Trafford as a Registered Mental Health Nurse, said: “Managers and colleagues are very supportive and helped me to settle in the new working environment. I started training in January and joined the Moorside Unit in February.”

Chinju, who is working on Hazelwood ward at Woodlands Hospital as a Registered Mental Health Nurse, said: “It’s a learning phase and every day is different. I’m enjoying it. My husband and I moved to the UK with our child. We thought it was a great opportunity to update our knowledge, education and training.”

Nonso, who will be working on Redwood ward at Park House as a Registered Mental Health Nurse, said: “I feel well supported. I’ve had my induction and seen my manager. I have confidence I’ll be working with a good team.”

Jincy, who is working on Hazelwood ward at Woodlands Hospital as a Registered Mental Health Nurse, said: "This is my first clinical experience as a mental health staff nurse abroad. I have been a qualified nurse for the past 10 years and was working as a Clinical Instructor at a nursing college in India. As I am a Postgraduate in Psychiatric nursing, I have a good theoretical base but the application of knowledge here in the UK is different. It's been a journey and I am enjoying it. There are a lot of learning experiences, and it will help me climb up my career ladder."

How to apply

If you’re a qualified nurse, want to make a difference in the North West and be supported to develop your skills and practice, please contact one of our trusted recruitment partners operating in your country:

NHS Professionals:  https://nhsprofessionals.tribepad.com/members/?j=508 


NEU Professionals: Craig@neuprofessionals.com

As a patient

As a service user, relative or carer using our services, sometimes you may need to turn to someone for help, advice, and support. 

Find resources for carers and service users  Contact the Trust