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.  

Innovations in Dental Recruitment

Dental recruitmaent and innovation at Blue Sky People in UK Australia and New Zealand

Dentistry in the UK has is often referred to as being a traditional sector. In days gone by many associates found their jobs through word of mouth (and some still do) an adage that “it’s not what you know, but who you know” probably rang true. Today however, the landscape is changing rapidly. With corporate or multi-practice group dentistry, modern high tech private dentistry and advancing clinical techniques and materials, the sector is innovating rapidly. This is the case in dental recruitment terms as well as the traditional Assistant – Associate – Partner – Principal career route has been replaced with a myriad of opportunities for career path – whether in public sector dentistry, NHS or Mixed or Private practice – group or independent. Getting to know our clients here at Blue Sky People is at the heart of what we do and nowadays we work ever closer with our key clients to develop creative and innovative approaches to their recruitment. Whether that is creating Social Media campaigns, Web Pages for current and potential employees (as well as their traditional patient websites) or simply encouraging the use of Skype/Whatsapp video calls for the first phases of any interview process. Gone are the days of practices being able to pop a 3-4 line advert on BDJJobs and screening through the responses. In the current climate practices are having to “sell” their jobs and practice, offering up a broad range of information to capture interest from potential applicants. What if those ideal applicants aren’t even looking? With so few active candidates looking for Associate jobs, how do you reach those who aren’t searching you out? The majority of our clients have got an interesting story to tell and across our established advertising platforms, increasing knowledge of candidate attraction through multiple social media platforms, combined with our traditional interpersonal skills – we are in the people business after all – we can help get that story out there. Through general industry modernisation – younger dentists in particular expect to work in a computerised setting with the likes of Digital X-Ray and Rotary Endo as standard. As such, one practice setting is much like any other, increasing the importance of what else you have to offer as an employer of choice. If you’re looking for an innovative dental recruitment partner to help you get your message out there, whether it is a one off job or multiple posts across different practices, we’re always pleased to talk to clients with a compelling story to tell.