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Helping qualified unemployed Zambian nurses find work in the UK

If you are an unemployed Zambian nurse looking for a job or a UK NHS Health Board looking for staff -

Here at Kafwa, we specialise in helping qualified unemployed Zambian nurses find work in the UK National Health Service (NHS).  If you are an unemployed nurse, look no further, we will guide you through the selection process. Our agency is paid by fees from the NHS Health Boards for each candidate we place so you pay us nothing.


During the summer of 2022 our UK NHS contacts decided they are no longer able to pay ALL the costs incurred by Zambian candidates who want to apply for jobs. They have specifically said they want Zambian candidates to have paid for, and passed, their English test while in Zambia.


At this time, we believe the UK NHS will still be prepared to pay for the other expenses (Visa's flights, police checks, TB tests etc) required to come and work in the UK.

Kafwa may be able to help candidates find a loan to pay for their English test, this means even qualified nurses from the poorest backgrounds have a pathway to apply.


What makes us different?

Recent News

One of our nurses recently passed their English test and is now getting ready to take the NMC conversion test to become a fully-fledged UK nurse.

Nov 2022


Our Zambian nurses in Inverness are now working hard to pass their English exams, a pre-cursor to taking their NMC conversion exams.

Aug 2022


Our first three nurses from Kasama have arrived in Scotland to start work in the Scottish NHS. Congratulations to all three as they start a new life in the UK.

May 2022

We seek to strengthen the Zambian Health system -

Here is how we do it:

Of the fee the UK NHS Board pays for each nurse offered a job, 

a proportion, sufficient to cover our costs, is paid to Kafwa.  We then:

  • Pay a bonus to the nursing college who trained the nurse - strengthening their capabilities for the future.

  • Fund a scholarship program designed to train new nurses - ensuring Zambia has all the nurses they need for the future. 

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