Permanent Recruitment Specialists

Athona give you access to the best permanent healthcare positions across the UK whilst supporting you every step of the way; from interview preparation to salary negotiation, we’re here to help.

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Permanent psychiatry jobs within the NHS & private sector.

IELTS or OET: which test should nurses choose?

IELTS or OET: which test should nurses choose?

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For all nurses who trained outside of the UK and are considering moving to the UK for work, you will need to meet the English Language standards set by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). To achieve this, you must complete either the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test or the Occupational English Test […]

New Health & Care Tier 2 Visa

New Health & Care Tier 2 Visa

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In July 2020 the Home Secretary, Priti Patel, and Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, announced the new Tier 2 fast-track visa route for all eligible health and care professionals – making the process quicker, cheaper and easier for healthcare professionals to relocate to the UK. What’s new? Whilst the visa […]

  • “I’ve been working with Athona since 2015 and have always found them very helpful. Whether it’s finding a new job, issues with IR35 or queries on an upcoming appraisal – staff at Athona are professional and positive.”

    — Mental Health Consultant

  • “My recruitment consultant has been so supportive, kind, caring and amazing through my journey to finding my dream job. It’s been a pleasure to work with them.”

    — Occupational Therapist

  • “My recruitment consultant is undeniably an asset to Athona. He’ll always endeavour to do his utmost for his doctors, is a man of his word and always arranges excellent shifts. I look forward to many more years working with Athona.”

    — General Surgery FY2

  • “A wonderful team to work with who have great communication. I can always count on them to get me shifts for when I’m available.”

    — Registered General Nurse

  • “I would like to thank your International & Permanent team for the tremendous support they have given us. I can honestly say the calibre of candidates they send to us for our vacancies, has been exceptional.”

    — Medical Workforce Advisor