An Australian Locum's tips for working in the UK

20 September 2020  •  Working Abroad
An Australian Locum's tips for working in the UK

Are you looking at going locum? Or perhaps you’re already locuming and considering a move to the UK? Luke Corley, Radiation Therapist from Brisbane, turned Recruitment Manager in London, shares his top tips for Locums working in the UK.

1. Currently a Shortage of Healthcare Staff

The population growth in the UK and the increasing number of Healthcare positions available privately and publicly has increased the need for Locum cover throughout the country. Globe Locums have increased their footprint to be a preferred provider for a majority of these hospitals. As demand for locum positions continually increased, now is a great time to increase your experience in the Locum field.

2. Vast Travel Opportunities

Sitting on the doorstep of Europe, the UK is conveniently positioned for travel options. Even with the current travel restrictions in place, there is still a huge array to choose from that are within the travel corridors.

Work for a few months, then travel for a few months (and go on weekend trips in between!). Locum wages allow you to do this comfortably!

3. Career Development

Working in multiple departments exposes you to technology and equipment you wouldn’t necessarily have access to at home. It helped me develop my understanding and skills in areas I thought I knew. The opportunities available look fantastic on your CV.

4. Making Friends

It is quite common for Aussies and Kiwis to move to London not knowing a lot of people. For this reason, I believe travelers unconsciously open themselves to meeting new people and forming new friendships that would not originally have been formed at home. Some of my closest friends are ones that I met whilst working and traveling.

5. New Cultures

More than a third of Londoners are now foreign-born. The city encompasses more than 270 nationalities and 300 languages. Part of the experience of living in the UK is learning about different cultures from around the world. Believe it or not, these cultures are just as interested in hearing about Australia (snakes and spiders mainly) as many of them have not ever ventured that far in their lifetimes.

I hope my insight and experiences can give you some perspective on the exciting opportunities on offer for locums in the UK. Please feel free to pass on my comments to anyone hoping to work in the UK and don’t forget Globe’s generous referral scheme - £250 for the 1st referral, £450 for the 2nd and £600 for the 3rd referral

If you would like to have a discussion with Luke about locum job opportunities, or for any further advice around your locum career, please email Luke directly

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