Global Recruitment Projects

Domestic skills shortages are the single biggest challenge facing our clients.

TTM Healthcare specialises in assisting with multiple vacancies and 'hard to fill' positions. Our recruitment teams will literally go the distance to meet these requirements...and we bring our clients with us.

Thousands of professionals

TTM Healthcare offers innovative and cost effective solutions in attracting, recruiting and relocating specialist candidates from overseas. We have placed over 3,500 international healthcare professionals in the UK and Ireland in the last 24 months.

Proven systems and methods

TTM Healthcare makes the entire international recruitment process as easy as possible for you. Once you submit your job specification, your dedicated Account Manager takes care of advertising, sourcing and screening on your behalf. We also manage the after-offer process of registration, visas and pre-employment checks. Our proven approach and experienced team ensure everything is managed smoothly and to the highest standards.

Our bespoke project methodology allows customers to issue offers to over 250 candidates on a single recruitment project. This is especially effective for customers with structural shortages or expansion plans.


TTM Healthcare held over 200 recruitment events across 18 different countries in 2015. While Europe continues to be an effective medium term solution for many of our clients, TTM Healthcare also runs projects in Asia. We were the first company within our specialist field to embark on large scale recruitment campaigns to the Philippines and India. We are constantly researching new sourcing countries to guarantee a steady pipeline.

Delivery and retention

We have developed a dedicated Delivery Team to manage the post offer process. This team of specialist consultants is trained to offer the highest levels of immigration advice. Our after care service ensures our retention rates remain consistently over 90% for those candidates who have relocated from overseas.

Framework Supplier

TTM Healthcare is the leading framework supplier of international nursing staff to NHS Trusts and care homes nationwide. Recruiting from Europe, India, the Philippines and beyond; our expert international project team sources one in every five overseas nurses taking up work with the NHS.

Contact our international projects team today
Call 0203 582 6050 or email

Case Study: International AHP Project Recruitment
Client Requirement: 12-15 MRI/CT Radiographers
Sourcing country: Portugal
Project date: April 2015

A leading UK imaging provider approached TTM Healthcare to recruit 12-15 MRI/CT Radiographers. Confident that we would shortlist only the most suitable and qualified professionals, our client committed to two days of interviews in Portugal. An international recruitment project was coordinated within 6 weeks. The client has since undertaken a second successful overseas project and confirmed two more.

  • 22 interviews
  • 15 offers
  • 15 acceptances
  • 15 starters: June/July 2015

Case Study: Nurse recruitment in the Philippines
Client Requirement: 50 Band 5 nurses
Project date: October 2014
Client challenge: staff retention, many nurses were leaving their site for roles in London.

Along with cost implications, failure to retain staff can have a negative impact on patient care causing disruption and loss of momentum. TTM Healthcare's international project recruitment division maintains a consistent retention rate of over 90% among overseas professionals after 12 months. 

A recruitment project was organised for Manila in late October 2014. We provided:

  • Detailed, up to date informationon the Philippines recruitment process
  • Assistance with visa applications
  • Assistance securing approval as an employer of choice from the Philippines Overseas Employment Agency
  • Advertising throughout the Philippines
  • Advice on tailored induction plans: moving overseas involves huge upheaval. Small things such as a ‘meet and greet’ at the airport can make a huge difference to a person’s perception of their new home.

The client hoped to recruit 50 Band 5 Nurses with experience across all specialities. Such was the calibre of candidates at interview that 58 Filipino Nurses secured offers.

Case Study: Multiple locations nurse recruitment
Client Requirement: over 150 Band 5 nurses
Sourcing country: Multiple European destinations
Project date: 2014-2015
Client challenge: location and negative reputation

Over 150 Band 5 Staff nurses were urgently required by our client. They found that both their location and reputation posed serious obstacles to recruitment.

We advised that the best strategy was for our client to differentiate itself by demonstrating how they are improving standards of patient care and conditions of work by developing a promotional video and information pack. We planned a number of overseas recruitment drives. Nurse Managers from the Trust travelled to meet candidates directly. This resulted in very positive interview to offer and offer to acceptance ratios. It will also aid long term retention of these staff, a key client requirement.

Initial projects placed 128 nurses with our client. Further events were scheduled to reach the balance. Such was the hospital’s satisfaction that they engaged TTM Healthcare to source a further 200 Nurses to meet their future requirements.

Contact our international projects team today

Call 0203 582 6050 or email

News & Blog