I wanted to register with Arcadia because I heard of the way they treat their nurses. I attended the Nursing in Practice Event in Birmingham and met with the team on their stand. I spoke with the owner Peter, who arranged for me to receive all of the registration paperwork by email that day. By the time I got home from the event, I opened my emails and found an email from the Compliance Team with all of my registration documents. I now work with Arcadia full time.
I was looking for a new agency having been pushed around and treated poorly by my previous one. I am a nurse of over 20 years and I wanted an agency that respected me and treated me well. I contacted Arcadia to find out how their registration process worked. I spoke to somebody who informed me that not only did they have a branch in Manchester but that they were having an open day that I could attend. I did and have never looked back.
I went to the Nursing in Practice event last year. The exhibitors just bombarded and pestered me constantly. I was getting tired of it because I’m in a full time bank job and I’m happy. I saw the Arcadia stand. I was pleasantly surprised that they spoke to me like a human being, they pointed out that I could do some additional hours if my rota allowed it. I never thought of topping up my hours before. He gave me a card and said to call if it was something I was interested in. No pressure, I like that.
Registering with a new agency is a long and tedious process. Or so I thought. I was looking to change agencies but I didn’t want to go through the process again. My friend told me about Arcadia. I called them and after speaking with one of the consultants I decided to attend their open day in Doncaster. The team did not gloss over the registration process and said it was thorough but in a way it put my mind at ease as they explained that the process was to safeguard me and my patients.
I have always wanted to work in the UK. I searched online and found Arcadia. I emailed them and Hayley contacted me to guide me through the process. He also said that I could attend the Open Day in Helsinki. I could not believe that Arcadia would have an Open Day in my city. I attended and met the team. They got me registered on the same day and now I’m going through compliance. I cannot wait until I can work in the UK, the team at Arcadia are making my dream come true.