Overseas Recruitment
Overseas Recruitment

Rainbow Direct Care is recruiting for Health and Care Workers under the Skilled Worker Visa issued by the UK Government to live and work in the UK. We offer exciting opportunities with great rewards for anyone looking to live and work in the UK as a Health and Care Worker.

To be eligible you will need to go through the steps below which will guide you through the process. Our recruitment team are available to answer any questions and assist you with any queries.

Any unsolicited emails, telephone calls or CV submissions will be ignored. Only fully completed applications will be considered for sponsorship.

What a Health Care Worker Does

  • Assistance with personal care
  • Assistance with dressing and bedtime routine
  • Assistance with shopping
  • Assistance with cleaning and housework
  • Assistance with accessing the community
  • Assistance with laundry and ironing
  • Food preparation and feeding

What We Offer In Return

  • Excellent rates of pay
  • Paid mileage allowance
  • Personal and professional development
  • Supportive management team
  • Flexible working patterns
  • Paid holidays and other benefits

We have included a some steps below to guide you through the process. We encourage you to go through all the steps before submitting your application.

1. Application

At this stage you will be submitting your application to be considered for employment with Rainbow Direct Care as Health and Care Worker. This is your opportunity to demonstrate your skills and experience.

2. Shortlisting and Interviews

When your application is received our recruitment team will review and if successful you will be shortlisted and invited for an interview at our international offices or online via Zoom or Teams.

3. Verification

If you successful at the interview stage Rainbow Direct Care will require the following for verification

  • IELTS English Test
  • Police Clearance from Country of Residence
  • Relevant Training and Qualifications
  • Full Previous Employment History
  • Work and Character References
  • TB Test

4. Sponsorship

When we have completed the verification process and we are satisfied that you meet all the requirements, Rainbow Direct Care will provide you with a certificate of sponsorship which you will require to apply for a visa with the UK Home Office. Please note the decision to issue you with the visa lies sorely with the UK Home Office. You will need to ensure you meet all their requirements before applying.

You will be required to pay the administration fee to Rainbow Direct Care before the Certificate of Sponsorship is issued. 50% of the administration fee is refunded after a full 12 months of employment with Rainbow Direct Care.

5. Health and Care Worker Visa

You can apply for a Health and Care Worker visa up to three months before you’re due to start work with Rainbow Direct Care. Your start date will be included in your employment contract and on your certificate of sponsorship. 

The Health and Care Worker visa allows you to stay and work in the UK for up to 5 years and this can be extended provided you meet all the eligibility criteria set out by the UK Home Office.

You will need to inform the UK Home Office if you want to transfer to a different employer or change jobs. Permission to do this can only be issued by the UK Home Office. If you have not completed your minimum employment duration with Rainbow Direct Care you may not be entitled to receive the administration fees paid and your new employer will need pay Rainbow Direct Care a transfer fee which will be determined at the time of application.

Applicants and dependants who are eligible to apply under this visa are exempt from having to pay the Immigration Health Surcharge.

6. Visa Costs

Skilled Worker – Health and Care Visa – where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for three years or less – main applicant and dependants – £232

Skilled Worker – Health and Care Visa – where a certificate of sponsorship has been issued for over three years – main applicant and dependants – £464

You can also apply for your partners and dependants at the same time you apply for your Health and Care Worker visa.

You can view more information on applying for a Health and Care Worker Visa after you have been issued with a Certificate of Sponsorship by Rainbow Direct Care. Health and Care Worker Visa Requirements – UK Home Office.

7. Preparation for Life and Work in the UK

If your Health and Care Worker Visa application with the UK Home Office is successful, Rainbow Direct Care will support you in preparation for working and living in the UK.

This will include learning about UK culture and law. You will also go through our induction and any training that they are required to complete.

We will also begin the process of assisting you with travel arrangements and preparations for arrival to the UK.

  • Travel Arrangements to the UK (Candidates are responsible for booking and paying for their own flights to the UK)
  • Airport Pick Up
  • Orientation and Finding Accommodation in the UK
  • Driving Licence Exchange to UK Driving Licence
  • National Insurance Number Applications
  • UK Bank Account Opening
  • DBS Applications

8. Life in The UK

When you arrive in the UK, you will be met by members of our reception team and taken to our welcome centre. Here they will expect to be housed for 7 days if you do not have accommodation. We will help you find suitable accommodation that is near to where you will be working and transport links.

We will also proceed with the final preparations for you to commence employment.

You will have a chance to explore local life, culture and communities to familiarise yourself to the places you will be living and working.

We will also assist you with exchanging your licence for a Full UK driving licence. If you do not have a driving licence and wish to learn you can be referred to our partner licensed driving instructor schools.

We also hold welcome events so that you can meet and share the experiences of other candidates who have been on the same journey.

You can also study and take any training to progress your career further.

9. Induction Week

Once a start date has been finalised, you will be taken to your place of work by our team to help you through your first few days. A review with you and your line managers will be conducted at the end of the first week to find out if it went well and if there is anything that would need to be done.

Getting Started

To get started please complete the Health and Care Worker Application Form using the link below. We will only consider candidates who have fully completed the application form below. Any unsolicited emails, telephone calls or CV submissions will be ignored.

If you have any questions or would like to find out how to get started, please get in touch with our Overseas Recruitment team.