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Working Overseas

NZPE has helped 100's of pharmacists find fantastic jobs overseas

NZPE are the experts in assisting pharmacists to find the best work opportunities. Our friendly and experienced consultants are with you every step of the way - from full recruitment solutions to pointing you in the right direction - giving you peace of mind when considering such a huge (and rewarding) career move.

Work in Australia

Do you want the opportunity to travel and work overseas but do not want to go to the other side of the world? There are plenty of opportunities for experienced pharmacists in Australia on a locum or permanent basis. Whether you are wanting to travel around and explore this amazing country or have decided to relocate on a permanent basis, NZPE through our Australian brand Raven's Recruitment (Raven's) will be able to assist you.

Australia is a country and continent surrounded by the Indian and Pacific oceans. Its major cities - Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide - are coastal. Its capital, Canberra, is inland. The country is known for its Sydney Opera House, the Great Barrier Reef, a vast interior desert wilderness called the Outback, and unique animal species like kangaroos and duck-billed platypuses.

Did you know?
Under the Trans Tasman agreement you can practice pharmacy in Australia with relative ease. Providing you are registered in New Zealand you can register under this agreement in Australia by completing an application with supporting document for review and approval of the Pharmacy Board of Australia (AHPRA)

Where does NZPE come into it?
NZPE has been operating an overseas transfer scheme to Australia for many years. NZPE originally worked in partnership with Raven's Recruitment located on the Gold Coast, Raven's are a specialised Pharmacy Recruitment Agency who have been operating for over 30 years. Raven's acquired NZPE which allows us to ensure that Pharmacists are given the best possible employment conditions in New Zealand and Australia.

Raven's have numerous positions available to New Zealand candidates throughout Australia, many of whom are able to offer cross-training to get you up to speed quickly on site. 

Am I eligible to work in Australia?
As a New Zealand Citizen you would automatically have the right to work in Australia and for non New Zealand Citizens please check with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).

For further information on working in Australia please contact NZPE or register online and one of our friendly professional Recruitment Consultants will contact you.

We don't recruit for these countries, but we're happy to point you in the right direction:

Work in the UK / Northern Ireland

You will need to complete 12 months study plus an additional 12 month pre-registration period to register with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS).

Work in Southern Ireland

You will need to complete an approx. 12 month pre-registration period to register with the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland.

Work in the USA / Canada

You will need to complete an exam and a minimum 12 month pre-registration period to register with the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy.

Work in the Middle East

Saudi Arabia: Allied Health professionals can expect to receive an offer of around 12,900-15,500 Saudi Riyals per month (up to $4,399NZD) tax free + accommodation, flights and six (6) weeks annual leave. You will need to apply for a Visa to be able to work there. Please check your Visa and Passport requirements via Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
For more information about Pharmacy exams refer to: Saudi Commission for Health Specialties

United Arab Emirates: Salaries are dependent on years of post graduate experience. Income will be tax free + accommodation, flights and six (6) weeks annual leave. You will need to apply for a Visa to be able to work there. Citizens of the GCC nations of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia do not require a Visa to travel to the UAE. Please check your Visa and Passport requirements via General Directorate of Residency and Foreigner Affairs-Dubai.
For more information about Pharmacy exams refer to: Ministry of Health (Federal)Health Authority - Abu Dhabi (HAAD) and Dubai Health Authority (DHA).

Work in Singapore

For Australian registered Pharmacists with an Australian University Degree there is generally a 3 month pre-registration period. For Australian registered Pharmacists with a degree from a non-Australian University the pre-registration period can be up to 12 months to register with the Singapore Pharmacy Council.