UK Apprenticeship Program

RO Diagan Cooperative Hospital & Immigration and Nationality Services

We have developed a bespoke APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM that will enable nurses to learn through on the job training. They will be employed by the hospital and be mentored by seasoned professionals, while undergoing daily IELTS/OET, CBT, and OSCE training to prepare them for work in the UK.


Duration 6 Months
Location General Santos City, Philippines
Company RO Diagan Cooperative Hospital
UK Partner IANS – Immigration and Nationality Services
Further Employment Hospitals and Care Homes across the United Kingdom


Train in the Philippines and Work in United Kingdom

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC),  the regulator for all nurses and midwives in the UK, previously required a year’s working experience before candidates could join their register. The NMC has now removed this requirement, however, most NHS hospitals in the UK would still prefer to hire candidates with some experience. This is why the apprenticeship program would be the best step forward for any Filipino nurse seeking to work in the UK.

Month 1 Work 4 days a week, 1-2 days IELTS training, IELTS exam at the end of the month
Month 2 Work 4 days a week, 1-2 days CBT training, IELTS resit, or CBT exam
Month 3 Work 4 days a week, 1-2 days CBT training, CBT resit
Month 4 Work 5 days a week, NMC registration application, interview with employers
Month 5 Work 3 days a week, 2-3 days days OSCE training
Month 6 Work 4 days a week, 1-2 days OSCE training, visa application
Month 7 Departure to the United Kingdom


Candidates will be employed and paid a salary while preparing to pass the IELTS/OET, CBT and OSCE. They will be apprenticed by seasoned medical professionals, and gain insight and skills through on the job training. We do not offer what we have not tried and tested, and we believe that working on the floor with other nurses, finishing tasks, and connecting with patients and mentors will be the best way to gain nursing training and experience.


The only services available in the Philippines right now are IELTS and CBT training. There is no OSCE training provider. We aim to provide this unique service in the Philippines through RO Diagan Hospital. We will set up our own training center and system, protecting our trademark and intellectual property accordingly. Our success rate in the UK for our OSCE training has reached 100% over the past 12 months. Only the top talents will be trained to deliver our bespoke program.


Our expert team of immigration lawyers and solicitors will offer their legal services to assist candidates in applying for Tier 2 Sponsorship. We will match you with the correct employer and arrange an interview, and help you with submitting your visa application. We have helped a lot of international nurses come to the UK. See our success stories and see how we’ve assisted them from the very beginning.


This is only open to Filipino nurses currently residing in the Philippines. The training will take place in RO Diagan Cooperative Hospital in General Santos City. Our team and business is expanding, so we may add other international locations in the future.


1. Register your interest and provide all required documents for eligibility assessment

2. A telephone interview will be arranged to discuss details of our programme

3. If accepted onto our programme, training and apprenticeship will commence


RO Diagan Cooperative Hospital & Immigration and Nationality Services