Circle Health Group says it hopes to sponsor up to 500 visas for Ukrainian refugees and their families, creating jobs in its 54 sites across England, Scotland and Wales.
It announced the move ahead of the Government’s new sponsorship programme for businesses to provide visas and employment opportunities for Ukrainian refugees.
As well as clinical roles, Circle sites will offer administrative, engineering, logistics and project management positions.
Chief executive Paolo Pieri said: ‘As one of the UK’s big employers, we want to offer jobs and a fresh start to Ukrainian refugees forced to flee from their homeland. We are eager to help in some small way and stand with the Ukrainian people in this moment of unspeakable suffering.’
Circle said it would partner with the Government and third-sector organisations to remove bureaucratic barriers and move rapidly to offer a lifeline to individuals and families in need.