Wednesday, 27 April 2022

ENS are pleased to announce that we now offer Health and Care Worker visa sponsorship opportunities. This visa has replaced the Tier 2 (General) work visa.

Following the UK Government’s change in visa advice earlier this year, ENS has been approved as an official Government visa sponsor and can now offer permanent job roles to professional foreign care workers with 6 months’ paid care experience.

Individuals can now apply and gain sponsorship from ENS for permanent care roles and the fantastic benefits of working for a UK employer.

Sponsorship visa benefits:

The 5-year visa offers some amazing benefits including:

  • An opportunity for your partner and children to join you
  • A pathway to permanent UK citizenship
  • Extension of your visa as many times as you like
  • A minimum annual salary of £20,500
  • A permanent job of 39 hours a week with potential paid overtime
  • Holiday Pay – 28 days per year
  • Statutory sick pay if you are eligible
  • Pension contribution of 3% of annual salary
  • 24/7 out of hours support service for staff
  • National staff discount scheme
  • Mental health counselling helpline


You will be supporting vulnerable adults from 18 to 80+ who may live in their own home or a small group home. Our clients may have learning disabilities, such as autism, dementia, physical disabilities and require support with their day to day lives.

Currently we are looking for people to support our clients in South Essex (from Southend on Sea to Basildon) and North Essex (the Colchester area).

Visa requirements:

To qualify for sponsorship through ENS individuals must have 6 months paid care work experience that we can reference, English language at level B1 or above, and have sufficient funds to meet the employee cost of the application and evidence that you have at least £1,270 in your bank account.  The application process from start to finish can be completed within 8 weeks but Government priority services can speed this up.

Why ENS?

ENS Care and Support is a family owned, leading care provider with over 30 years of experience and prides itself on supplying trained and experienced staff who assist clients with holistic person-centred support.  All staff undertake a range of mandatory and specialist training to provide the best of care.

In a recent staff survey, more than 80% of carers and Support Workers said that they continue seeing themselves working for ENS for the next two plus years and that they enjoyed the job flexibility, hours, friendly staff, and clients and described ENS as responsive, reliable, professional and person centred. So, a great company to work for!

Find out more

To help with your visa sponsorship email your CV to and receive your free health and care worker visa guide.

For further reading on the UK Governement website see

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I feel I would like to give a positive review on working for ENS in any care capacity. I joined at the start of December 2015 and have been offered enough work to fit around my own needs and other commitments. The work has been varied and I received good information prior to the visit. The excellent dedicated back office support staff and they clearly understand their clients’ needs which are aligned to the qualities of the Support Workers, this helps builds the relationship.

While there is a need for help at short notice to meet the company needs I have been further impressed to have good notice of most of the work intended. My role has been largely Community Support but I have worked with our Residential team and clearly there is plentiful work again with helpful support.

In my dealings with the company I have found the ENS team to be helpful and approachable and need to reiterate how impressed I have been. Thank you to all involved.


A big thank you to you and all of the booking team that have put up with me over the months and helped me get an amazing full time job, Thank you :)


Maria Meddle (ENS Senior Recruitment & Compliance Officer), I would like to use this opportunity to say a big thank you for taking your good time in dealing with my application. Thank you Maria once again for helping me get out of unemployment, I sincerely appreciate all the effort and support you gave me during this period.