CVS, which is currently expanding in Australia, has launched a secondment programme through which its vet nurses can apply for an opportunity to work down under for up to two years.

A similar scheme will also be run for Australian colleagues wanting to spend time in the UK.

The programme will allow the company's vet nurses to enhance their role internationally and to explore other parts of the world whilst furthering their career.

The programme is open to nurses with over two year's experience, who want to work overseas and then return to their current practice afterwards.

Secondments are also available for staff in support office roles. 

Staff 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: “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.”

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.

Successful applicants will be offered a relocation package and continue to be paid their salary in the UK.

They may also be eligible for the cost of living allowance, paid in Australia. 

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