More jobs for Filipino nurses open in UK

Good news to Filipinos in the health sector who are seeking employment abroad. The labor department said 270 more jobs are open for nurses in UK.


According to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), the demand for Filipino health care professionals in the United Kingdom continues to step-up as 270 more Philippine Overseas Employment Administration-approved job orders were received by a Philippine-based international manpower agency.

Following her statement last month about the increased demand for Filipino nurses in the United Kingdom, Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz announced Monday that Omanfil International Manpower Development Corporation has received 270 more job orders for nurses in three UK hospitals.

“Apart from the 220 job orders for nurses we have reported in January this year, this latest overseas employment opportunity augurs well to our globally-competitive health care professionals,” said Baldoz.


Omanfil Chairman Leonardo De Ocampo wrote Secretary Baldoz a letter saying the 270 openings with approved job orders by the POEA are for Whittington Health NHS Trust, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Omanfil International Manpower Development Corporation is a Presidential Awardee of Excellence and as a recipient of this distinction, its job orders are exempted from overseas labor office verification and approval.

Recruitment agencies who are conferred with Presidential Awards of Excellence are exempted from evaluation in terms of volume and quality of deployment, technical capabilities, compliance with recruitment rules and regulations, welfare programs and allied services, human resources development plan, industry leadership, marketing capability, social awareness, and proof of responsibility.

Baldoz said that with Omanfil’s credence, the overseas deployment of Filipino healthcare professionals will be in good hands.