CVS launches UK to Australia secondment for all colleagues

9th May, 2024

  • Colleague Benefits

Programme believed to be the first for the UK veterinary market

CVS is this week launching a secondment programme, where all UK colleagues can apply for an opportunity in Australia to work there for a period of up to two years. A similar scheme will also be run for Australian colleagues wanting to spend time in the UK.

The unique secondment programme will offer a pathway for CVS vets and nurses to enhance their role internationally, and to explore other parts of the world whilst furthering their career.

The programme is open to vets with over one year and nurses with over two years of experience, who want to work overseas and then return to their current practice afterwards. Secondments are also available for colleagues in support office roles. CVS colleagues can apply in the UK and in Australia.

UK colleagues will be able to return to their existing roles for up to 12 months, and thereafter a similar role will be made available to them in their region.

Graeme Cramb, Managing Director for CVS Australia, said:  

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“Our vision is to be the veterinary company that most people want to work for, and we believe this UK-Australia secondment scheme represents an attractive option for colleagues.

As the first vet company to offer a UK-Australia secondment scheme, we hope that it enables our colleagues to learn from colleagues in a new territory, further their career and to lead to some exciting cross-pollination of ideas.” 

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When colleagues express an interest, they will be contacted by CVS recruitment team member to discuss potential opportunities that they can apply for. They must meet the criteria required to be able to obtain a visa to work in Australia.

A relocation package will be made available to those colleagues on secondment from the UK to Australia. Colleagues will continue to be paid their salary in the UK and may be eligible for the cost of living allowance, paid in Australia.

CVS is currently expanding in Australia with a particular focus on the urban areas of Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, and Newcastle.