Moving from the UAE to the UK - one doctor's experience
29 November 2017
Holt Doctors is hosting a UK Medical Recruitment Event in Dubai next week on the 5th and 6th of December 2017 at the Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai – Business Centre. Over the last few years we've helped hundreds of doctors make the transition to the UK with their families - you can read about one doctor's experience here.
We first met Dr Shamkhani in 2013 at one of our NHS recruitment events in the United Arab Emirates. A cardiologist on the GMC register, she was keen to find work in the NHS due to existing family connections in the UK and was also considering emergency medicine work to help widen the job opportunities available to her.
A specialist recruitment consultant experienced in helping overseas doctors relocate to the UK was appointed to support Dr Shamkhani in her job quest. Due to our existing connections with NHS medical staffing teams, we were able to quickly secure her several interviews for job opportunities with Tier 2 visa sponsorship in her preferred locations. Following initial skype interviews, the doctor was appointed at a hospital based in North Yorkshire.
Her recruitment consultant arranged all the interview sessions with the hospital and was on hand to answer any queries the doctor had during the recruitment process. In addition, the doctor was also given advice on suitable options for local schools, childcare and areas to live in. Holt Doctors also made arrangements for a professional representative to help the doctor successfully complete her visa application.
Within 4 weeks of the doctor starting her new job, the recruitment consultant met with her to make sure she was happy and satisfied in her role at the hospital. Regular contact was maintained with the doctor in the following years; we were able to help her find locum work when she wanted it but also support her with her next career move.
Here’s what Dr Shamkhani had to say...
“Thank you to Holt Doctors, in particular my recruitment consultant Sarah Huntridge, for going above and beyond to make sure that I not only found the right job and the right place to live in but that my children also went to the right school. You even advised me about childminders in case I needed it!
I’m very fortunate to have Sarah by my side as a recruitment consultant – she is a reliable and sincere professional who is eternally upbeat. Her attention to detail is unparalleled; she was quick to follow up with the hospitals and I was regularly updated throughout the application process. Sarah and the team at Holt Doctors have my highest recommendation!”
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