Locum work can be an ideal option for many doctors at different stages of their careers. Whether looking for enhanced job flexibility, to gain further experience in a new location or simply wishing to take on a few extra shifts, locum work offers substantial benefits to individuals including:
- Flexibility – Locum roles offer a good work-life balance and the opportunity to choose when and for how long you are available to work. This allows you to fit your role around family, studies, hobbies or other commitments.
- Experience – There are opportunities to work in many different areas, wards and clinical environments so you can gain experience in a variety of settings before choosing the most suitable career path. Having a range of experience in different roles will also enhance your CV.
- Income – Due to its short-term deployment nature, locum work tends to have a higher rate of pay than permanent positions. It can be an opportunity for you to earn some extra money to put towards your savings, travelling, repaying student loans, buying a house or whatever other plans you may have in mind.
- Change – Changing locum placements can be a great way to meet and network with other doctors and healthcare professionals. You can also see varied ways of working across different departments.
If you are interested in locum work, visit our jobs board to view our current outstanding shift vacancies and block bookings in your area.