NHS Vacancies Attract Australian Paramedics To The UK

By Dex Tennyson, for ExpatBriefing.com 05 February, 2015

Australian paramedics looking to start a new life in the UK have been recruited by ambulance services across Britain in response to staff shortages in the NHS.

Although the shortage in paramedic numbers is causing alarm across the UK, it is providing a unique opportunity for trained paramedics from abroad to transfer their skills to their new lives in Britain.

According to research from the Health Service Journal, the London Ambulance Service alone has recruited 175 paramedics from Australia and New Zealand, after it sent staff to cities, including Sydney, Adelaide, and Brisbane, to track down the best men and women for the jobs. Successful Aussies have been offered relocation expenses, and the first recruits have already started their new lives in the UK capital.

It's not just London that is looking to recruit talent from abroad. More than 50 percent of the country's ambulance services are looking overseas for staff, with several targeting Polish paramedics. With vacancies reaching around 25 percent in many regions, now is great time for trained paramedics to consider moving to the UK.

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