Please note that it is the employer’s choice whether or not they hire a particular candidate. We conduct checks as outlined above, but we cannot guarantee that the candidate has been truthful and honest during the entire recruitment process.
Due to the Privacy Act there are limitations to the checks we can complete with and without the candidate’s permission. It is the responsibility of the employer to ensure that candidates are suitable for a position.
Will I get a HWC if my DPA review application is successful?
In most cases you will receive a HWC if it is a successful DPA review application. Click Here for more info.
As a medical recruitment agency does Alecto Australia charge any fees at the beginning of the recruitment process?
No: fees are only charged once a suitable candidate has been found. Once the candidate accepts the job and signs a contract, 50% of the recruitment fee is due. The remaining 50% is due on the day they start working for you. However this is only one of our fee arrangements, talk to us about different options. This is an important feature of our service as we are committed to an approach which allows the candidate to choose the position that is matched to his/her preferences. We believe that this will help to improve retention of GPs.
What is included in the recruitment cost?
The recruitment fee covers advertising, sourcing and speaking to candidates. For overseas GPs, it also includes assisting them through the entire registration process of becoming a GP in Australia.
How long does it take to place a GP in my clinic?
It depends on the location, clinic and your offer but the recruitment process can sometimes take 6-12 months due to the shortage and demand for GPs around Australia.
Can Alecto assist with registration support for GPs I have recruited myself?
Yes, our experienced Registration Manager can assist your GP with the registration process even if we have not recruited them for you. If you would like to know more, please contact Megan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Can Alecto Australia Medical Recruitment help with visas and immigration?
Yes, we have two experienced registered migration agents who can assist. You can choose to use them for part or all of the immigration process. The cost of using these agents is in addition to any recruitment fees paid.
What checks do you have in place to verify a candidate’s qualifications and experience?
Prior to you offering a candidate a job we:
- Request two professional referees from the candidate and contact both of them to verify details about the candidate
- Contact previous employers to verify employment history
- Confirm any medical registration they claim to have at present or in the past
- Request copies of relevant qualifications and notify candidates that these will need to be sighted prior to entering into an employment contract
- Conduct further electronic searches to ensure that there is nothing in their history that we may have missed.
We can provide you with a summary of the checks we have conducted for your records.
Does Alecto Australia do international medical recruitment?
Yes! We have a particular focus on international medical recruitment, including VR GPs from the UK, Ireland and New Zealand. We do, of course, also recruit local VR GPs.
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At Alecto Australia, we are committed to finding GP jobs that suit your individual preferences and needs. Because we specialise in sourcing the best GP jobs for the best GPs, we have access to the largest number of permanent GP jobs in Australia.
“I found you genuine, kind & highly motivated & proactive. You did your best to understand what I wanted and came up with lots of options and suggestions tailored to my liking, which helped me pick exactly what I wanted. You were also crystal clear in defining what you can adv on & what you are not comfortable advising. You were good in foreseeing the events during the paperwork stages and helped me prepare for them. You were very prompt in replying to my queries. To put it in a nutshell I was convinced you would land my dream job the very 1st time I met you in Melbourne. Thanks for your kind help. I had a lovely experience with Alecto and was able to find the job of my dreams! Couldn’t have done it without them.”Dr GopiQueensland
“I’m very happy that I initially contacted you to guide me through the whole process of finding and starting GP work in the Northern Territory, Australia. I experienced a very personal and informative service from everyone involved, and was guided through the process of registration step-by-step. This made the whole thing a lot less stressful and daunting. Prompt email responses, informative written material and even a welcome phone call on arrival were signs of a high class service. I would certainly recommend and use the company again. Many thanks.” I had a lovely experience with Alecto and was able to find the job of my dreams! Couldn’t have done it without them.”Dr NirdushanDarwin
“Working with Monique and Martina in Australia, (UK GP applying from New Zealand) made the laborious and pedantic process of applying for GP Fellowship and Australian registration much easier than trying to do this alone. It was still a long process but the team helped every step of the way, and were happy to liaise with the AMC, RACGP or AHPRA when needed.They worked hard to secure a good GP position for me, and overall I highly recommend and thank them for all their help in the process of relocating to Australia as a GP.”Dr UrsulaBrisbane
“I would strongly recommend Alecto to GPs and other relevant health professionals contemplating a move to Australia. After having contacted at least five different agencies dealing with GPs relocating from the UK to Australia, Alecto took the top spot in terms of understanding my requirements especially with the type of position my wife and I were looking for, the workings of the Australian Health Care, the paperwork involved, Immigration requirements, adjusting to the Aussie lifestyle, etc. Their consistent help throughout the 10-12 month period prior to the move is definitely worth mentioning. They helped us settle on arrival in Australia and made our relocation process a smooth transition, especially as we had no prior local contacts. Now in Australia for a year I could not have entrusted my relocation to a better team. I would give them a 10/10 and wish them immense success in the future.”Dr DylanPerth
“We are currently in Brisbane working, living and enjoying the ‘dream’. This road, which involved a fair amount of paperwork and lots of questions about the different applications, i.e. AMC/RACGP/AHPRA, would not have been possible without your knowledge and experience. Martina, and particularly Lynn, were also invaluable in the whole process. To have all of you answer the numerous questions I had all the way through the application process, no matter how trivial, was incredibly helpful. Can’t recommend the service provided high enough. Thanks to all.”Dr SivBrisbane
“I am very grateful to Alecto who helped me secure a GP position in Melbourne. I found their dealings very professional and it was a pleasure speaking to Martina who understood our needs perfectly and suited me with the right position. I would highly recommend Alecto and advise all prospective GPs who are looking for a GP position in Australia to contact Alecto first and speak to Martina its director.”Dr SyedMelbourne
“Martina and her team made looking for a new job in Melbourne an insightful process. Martina teased out my career aims, offered me appropriate options then navigated me through the process. I am now settled in my new post and still have occasion contact from the Alecto team to check up on how it is all going. Thanks!”Dr LauraVictoria
“I enjoyed the whole experience with Alecto, engaging with Martina, how it enabled me to recognise those things that I am already doing and encouraged me to continue exploring new workplace in Melbourne. The whole service is really client focused and full of hope and they will find their best way to fulfil my criteria. Thanks Martina and Alecto!”Dr ShahVictoria
“I just wanted to thank you for finding me the perfect job. As I had already worked in WA I had a pretty good idea of where I wanted to be in Perth. However when I applied for an advertised job you went out of your way to find another position for me exactly where I wanted to live. I am now working the hours I want in a supportive practice, close to both my home and kids’ school. It has definitely been a good move.”Dr PennyPerth