Working in New Zealand

Are you ready for your next adventure?

With its breathtaking scenery, vibrant cities and enviable quality of life, New Zealand is a top destination choice for doctors looking for a career and lifestyle change. The benefits of living and working in New Zealand include:

  • A modern, well-run, fair healthcare system, both public and private. Well-regulated hours facilitating a good work life balance.
  • A clean and safe environment to live and work, with good education, housing and transport networks.
  • A relatively favourable tax system for your earnings and assets.

Wavelength has longstanding relationships with hospitals across the North and South Islands and the majority of our roles in New Zealand are at consultant level across all specialties on permanent and fixed term contracts.

The Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) provides registration pathways for overseas specialists to work in New Zealand, depending on background and experience. Applications for registration take between one to six months. Our expert recruitment and regulatory consultants ensure the entire end-to-end recruitment and migration process is as seamless and stress-free as possible.

Find out more

If you’re a consultant (specialist) and would like to find out more, please register your details and one of our dedicated recruiters will be in touch. You can also download our free brochure ‘Living and Working in New Zealand’.

And for personal insights on making the move to New Zealand from the UK, head to our blog where Wavelength’s director, Dr John Bethell, talks to UK doctor Nigel Giles who made the move to New Zealand a few years ago:

“Wavelength exemplifies professionalism and attention to detail in all of their dealings with me. The transition to a different culture and work practice is not easy but they made the journey stress-free. Wavelength are a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend them to any other professional contemplating a change in working environment.”

Dr Sachin Mathur, Surgeonv