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Meet the Graduate – #5

Are you hiring graduates into your teams? If not, why not? We have a number of nursing graduates who are eager to showcase their skills and put their knowledge to practice. We have been highlighting some of our top graduates, getting to know what type of experience they have gained since graduation or during their studies and their areas of specialities. Read our top graduate stories here.

Healthcare Graduate #5

RN who has graduated from University of the Sunshine Coast, QLD.

Do they have AIN experience?
Yes, a couple of years ago

When did they finish their studies?
This year (2020)

What specialty did they enjoy (ward)?
Emergency, would like to work in an Emergency Ward

How has the job hunt been so far?
It’s in progress but it’s difficult, it has not been so easy so far.

How many grad programs have they applied for and where have they applied for them?
20 Grad Programs

Do they think there is enough grad options in the job market?
No, they don’t think so

Are they willing to relocate? If yes, where to?
Yes, can give it a thought

What are their expectations? E.g. How long do they expect it to be before they secure a job? Do they expect to get it in their area of interest?
Not sure but would like to start as soon as possible. I can start with any ward for now and afterwards work in an Emergency ward.

What do the hospitals do to support them finding a job?
No, they don’t support. They want nurses with experience

Do they think there is enough support for New Grads?
No, not really.

How do they think the process can be improved?
Not sure how but they can give us a chance to work in any ward and let us again experience.
Check out our blog for the rest in this series to find the right graduate for you. For an interview with any of these incredibly talented graduates, get in touch with our team of recruitment consultants: