Why Doctors work with a recruitment agency when moving abroad

By , Melinda McCarthy published on 11/11/2020 Living & Working in New Zealand, Permanent Jobs, Locum work,

Looking for a new job is time-consuming, but when you throw in the logistics of moving from one country to another, you need good people behind you. Our service and experience have afforded us the reputation of being the agency for choice for medical professionals looking to secure the best roles in New Zealand.

Here are a few ways Ochre can help you find the best roles in New Zealand.

Help for FREE

Our service is FREE for doctors.

The DHBs and practices know and trust our service

Leverage off our strong relationships with the District Health Boards and general practices across the length and breadth of New Zealand. Use our experience to get the best overall package. We advocate and negotiate on your behalf and don’t stop until you are happy. Your application will be well regarded by healthcare employers as we have a reputation for representing only the best.

Market insights

We know the local healthcare market and know where the best opportunities are for particular skill sets and experience. We often get wind of new appointments before they go to market and can often negotiate a better package on your behalf. Healthcare is highly competitive and we can offer you realistic advice and time frames.

Less legwork and paperwork

We assist you with all the paperwork, ensuring that you are fully compliant. We will navigate you through the various registration pathways, taking most of the administration burden off you. We can also accentuate the key features of your CV and application so you have your best foot forward with your first impression

Immigration and Relocation

Once you have accepted a job we work to help you through the MCNZ and immigration process for you and your family. We help provide localistic information around settling in NZ, including setting up a bank account and finding accommodation.

"I can not imagine going through this process without Anna's help. She is and has been incredibly easy to work with. She really got to know our situation and expectations before she even reached out to practices with interest. I have truly felt like she's been an advocate for our family to come to New Zealand, and has made this six year dream become a reality for us. We will forever be grateful for her part in our life story.  If you are looking for a career and life change in New Zealand, do not hesitate, contact Anna" Dr Mark Conrad, General Practitioner


Without the right connections, it can be difficult to turn your dream of living and working in another country, into reality.

If you are considering New Zealand as a potential destination, we suggest you partner with an agency like Ochre.  

Senior Recruitment Consultant, Angelique Rahme has been working with General Practitioners at Ochre for many years. She can take you through exactly what’s possible with a move to New Zealand.

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