Attention registered nurses! Alecto Australia recruitment has several great opportunities for registered nurses who are looking for a change of scenery or gap year in the UK.
It’s no secret that in Australia there is an oversupply of nurses and the current environment makes it especially hard for recent nursing graduates to find a job.
According to the West Australian, dozens of nurses are unable to find work in Australia. Many of them feel betrayed by the system as they believed Australia was “screaming out for nurses.” On graduating, many have encountered an extremely competitive jobs market in a tightening economy.
In the UK on the other hand, they have a shortage of nurses and therefore many great opportunities are presented to Australian nurses who would like to gain experience overseas
Many positions offer a relocation package and have split working rosters, meaning you can work 3 days in a row and use the next 3 to travel and explore.
Alecto has been specialised in medical recruitment for many years and we are working with a range of partners in the UK to find you the best possible UK nursing job. Furthermore, we’ll guide you along every step on your way to start working in the UK. Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions about job opportunities, the registration process or anything else you’d like to ask.
Main benefits of working in the UK as nurse:
- Nurses are in high demand in the UK.
- Easy access to other European countries for a weekend trip or a vacation.
- Your international experience will be highly valuable upon your return to Australia.
- Most job opportunities offer great perks and relocation packages.
How much does a nurse earn in the UK?
According to PayScale, the average salary of a nurse in the UK is A$34,709 – A$62,851 (£18,877 – £34,182).
The job opportunities Alecto currently has available offers a pay range of A$56,000 – A$78,000 (£30,455 – £42,421).
What are the pension benefits for nurses in the UK?
The NHS offers one of the most generous pension schemes in the UK. As a new NHS nurse, you will be automatically registered from day one. Your pension is guaranteed by the government and your pension contributions lie between 7.1% and 9.3% depending on your starting salary. Transferring the UK pension to Australia can be a little bit complicated. Look at this guide for more information.