Opportunities in Australia for UK Dentists?

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Could this be the last chance for UK Dentists to find long term employment opportunities in Australia? Immigration is constantly headline news in Australian politics and never more so than at present, with significant changes to the visa process arriving in March 2018.

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