August may seem like some time away, however, if you are looking to take on locum work from August, it is important to be prepared so you can have the pick of the jobs when they are released.

An increasing number of doctors seek to defer from going straight into specialty training following their foundation year training, 62.3% in 2018 (UK Foundation Programme, 2018). A lot were planning to travel and take a break, but a significant proportion were looking to locum to support themselves. Because of the increasing number of doctors wanting to locum, there is often a lot of competition for each job.

Be Prepared

The majority of jobs are released at the end of July. If you want to be the first in line for the jobs, you will need to be organised and have all your compliance and documents in order. All doctors who register with Holt Doctors have a dedicated recruiter to support them through the full compliance process, making sure everything is in order. For example, many of our doctors don’t keep their documents with them – We know, more often than not, documents will be filed away, or kept in a loft. Very often certificates hung up at parent houses and doctors just need the time to gather these.  

By working through the compliance process with your recruiter, it is a good time for them to get to know you and really understand your requirements. So, if they hear of a role they know you will like,  they have you in mind and are able to act quickly on your behalf.

When should I register?

We see many doctors start to register from the February before the August rotation, right up to the month itself. To make sure you are ahead of the competition, plan ahead and have all your documentation in order for compliance, this way you are ready to apply for jobs as soon as they are released.

Choose Holt Doctors to start your locum career

We are proud to be Independently rated 5* for support and service by our doctors through Feefo reviews.

We have over 11 years of knowledge and experience of working with Trusts across the UK.

Dedicated Consultant supporting you every step of the way.

As a leading medical recruitment agency in the UK, we have priority contracts with trusts across the UK. This means we see the jobs first and can offer you the roles before they are offered to  other doctors.

We are a framework supplier which means we follow a strict standard which supports the NHS and ensures we maintain the highest standards for our doctors.

So if you are looking to take a year out and are planning to locum, it is worth starting to plan now –

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