We’ve been recruiting UK Dentists for the Australian market now for a little over 10 years and I have lost count of the number of times I have advised Dentists about the changing visa landscape.
I genuinely doubt we have placed a dentist in Australia, who didn’t hear me say “go out sooner than later – before they change the visa rules”.
First, dentistry was removed from the skills list, meaning that a direct application for Permanent Residency could not be made by dentists based on qualifications and experience alone. Most recently, the 457 sponsored visa was replaced by the new TSS visa meaning dentists could only apply for a visa for 2 years. This can be renewed for a further 2 years and but now has no clear pathway to PR.
Regional visas still apply but, with many employers expecting yet more change to the visa rules, it’s no surprise that many are reluctant to start the process with UK qualified dentists only to find the goal posts have moved before the process is complete.
We have rarely offered advice and assistance to dentists keen to relocate to New Zealand but, due to an exiting new partnership with one of our clients, we are now in a position to offer highly attractive opportunities to dentists looking to work in either Australia or New Zealand.
More announcements will follow. For now, we are really excited by this opportunity to work with a client offering opportunities with modern, well managed practices offering great earnings potential as well as terrific lifestyle benefits.
We will be attending the BDIA Dental Showcase in London in early October and our client will be showcasing the opportunities they can offer throughout Australia and New Zealand.
They will be on hand throughout the Dental Showcase and able to discuss specific opportunities, the process of relocation as well as the benefits of living and working in both Australia and New Zealand.
If you want to discuss the range of opportunities we have to offer to work internationally, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with your CV or why not come and meet our team on Stand F5 at the Dental Showcase.
We’ll be pleased to see you there.