The outlook for qualified and experienced Physiotherapists traveling from overseas to the United Kingdom is at an all time peak! In particular, Australian and New Zealand allied health professionals are in HUGE demand in the UK, according to our contacts at Healthcare Locums Plc (HCL) – one of the UK’s largest specialist healthcare recruitment providers.
A skills shortage throughout the allied health and medical professions has seen a real surge in the number of physiotherapists, radiographers, dietitians, occupational therapists and podiatrists required in the UK. Confidence in the high educational and professional standards in the Antipodean market ensures employees’ skills are highly sought after and easily transferable within the UK.
HCL UK nursing team manager Elizabeth Kennedy said nurses from Australia and New Zealand are recognised as “potential, fantastic additions to any team.”
“There is always ample opportunity for Australian and New Zealand nurses in the UK to work in both agency and permanent capacities,” she said. “The training, working practices and general knowledge possessed by Australian and New Zealand nurses are seen to be in line with UK workings, and we relish the opportunity to work with such individuals. Skills aside, it’s the ethos and personality possessed by most Australian and New Zealand nurses that are welcomed in the UK. They are able, dedicated and willing to learn… We would love more Australian and New Zealand nurses to take the trip, to experience all the UK has to offer.”
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare statistics recently revealed a dramatic rise in the number of Australian and New Zealand nurses venturing overseas for work. They have found that the advantages of working in the UK, and particularly London, are endless! From the opportunity to gain more experience and new skills in a vibrant, exciting city – to the obvious ease of travel with its excellent transport links to Europe.
Contact myOE today, and we will be able to introduce you to the right contacts you need to successfully transfer your Physiotherapy career to the UK and gain invaluable personal and professional experience in one of the world’s most impressive healthcare systems.
We can also help you with many other aspects of your overseas experience. We provide free support and advice on your UK visa eligibility, as well as setting up other things you will need once you leave – such as a National Insurance number, UK bank account, and how to reformat your resume for the UK market.
To find out how we can help you in your preparations to live, work and play in the UK, contact our dedicated team today!