Exciting Opportunities For Dentists In Australia & New Zealand

  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 info@blueskypeople.co.uk 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.  

Australia is still open for business!

  Despite “Dentistry” being removed from the skills list – potentially removing the opportunity for Dentists to apply for Permanent Residency in Australia – there are still a range of exciting opportunities for UK qualified dentists to live and work in Australia.   Alongside our Australian partners, Blue Sky People is recruiting UK dentists for a number of posts in particular throughout Queensland, New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory (ACT).   We currently have opportunities for UK graduate dentists who have at least completed their VT across a range of great locations including Canberra and the Sunshine Coast, QLD.   Opportunities exist within both the public sector as well as with well established and growing private practices.   Dentists up to the age of 30 are eligible to apply for a working holiday visa – which can entitle you to work on a temporary contract for 6-9 months. This type of Visa can be suitable for dentists who are happy to work within the Public sector – as opportunities within community dental hospitals are frequently available on a temporary contract basis. This is particularly well suited to dentists who want to work whilst in Australia, but who may opt to use the remaining time to explore the continent.   For dentists who are interested in a longer term commitment or who are 31 and over, we are able to offer via our clients – sponsorship for a 457 visa. The 457 Visa is tied to the sponsor – hence in the majority of cases, requires a professional commitment to the employer for a minimum period of 12-18 months.   We currently have clients throughout coastal Queensland, ACT and some locations in New South Wales – who will gladly sponsor UK graduate dentists with a minimum of 1 years post graduate clinical experience.   Dentists can work under a sponsored visa for up to 4 years in which time they can further explore avenues for permanent residency if their long term goal is to emigrate to Australia on a permanent basis.   Much like the UK market at present, Australian universities are offering more places on their dental courses, but there remains a genuine skills shortage for experience, motivated and ambitious dentists – happy to work outside of the Sydney and Melbourne catchment.   So, whether you are looking to take a trip out to Australia on a short term basis and fancy working for 6-9 months in a community setting, or whether you have a long term objective to experience the Australian lifestyle – the door is still open.   We’d be pleased to hear from any UK qualified dentists who might like to experience life and work in Australia.     Paul Director Blue Sky Peopl