Major Languages: English, Māori, NZ Sign Language
Currency: NZ Dollar
New Zealand, also known as Aotearoa (‘Land of the Long White Cloud’) is a relatively small country with majestic landscapes and beautiful coastlines. Made up of the North Island, the South Island and Stewart Island, there is a lot to explore and the climate and landscape changes as you travel from north to south, from east to west, inland to coastal, from summer to winter.
New Zealand is a country that consistently attracts high calibre medical professionals who want to experience the famous laidback lifestyle it’s known for. It’s possible to come to NZ on a fixed-term contract (12 months minimum) to see how you like it, or permanently if you’re ready to make a longer commitment.
There are 20 District Health Boards, 5 Tertiary centres, and 2 Medical Schools. There are opportunities to teach, be involved in research, and to experience some unique and typically Kiwi casework. A common theme of the feedback we receive from doctors is that they get more time to spend with patients, practise more medicine, enjoy a good study leave allowance and time to focus on continuing professional development.
Why New Zealand?
We have been recruiting to NZ since 2008, placing General Practitioners, medical specialists and doctors-in-training in major cities, rural towns, and coastal locations all over NZ. Check out our testimonials page to hear what previously placed doctors have said!
We liaise daily with the Medical Council of New Zealand and fully understand the registration pathways and how best to get you to NZ. Our Licensed Immigration Adviser and Recruitment Consultants will support and assist you throughout the process. We have a recruitment consultant based in Wellington who works closely with our NZ team here in Edinburgh, benefitting both clients and candidates.
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Finding your perfect job could not be easier
Apply for a job online, give us a call, meet us at an event, or send us your CV.
Our recruiters will spend time getting to know you and talking through your career plans.
We’ll explore with you where would be best for you and your family to live and work.
When you’re feeling ready, we’ll put your CV forward for suitable positions.
We’ll arrange a job interview. Occasionally these are face to face but generally they are via telephone.
Once you’ve found your dream job we’ll confirm your salary, benefits and start date.
Your new employer will issue you with a contract. Let your adventure begin.
Our dedicated Registration and Immigration Team will break your application down into simple steps.
Time to start packing, but don’t worry, we'll still be here to help with any last minute questions and ongoing support.
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