Find Your Path: Why Allied Health Graduates Should Choose Locum Work


On the lead up to graduation, it’s important to start thinking about your next steps. Finding the right path suitable for you can be difficult at this time. Locum work provides a lot of unique opportunities for Allied Health graduates seeking variety and growth. Explore the benefits of locum work below:


Locum work gives you more control over your career, hours and work-life balance. You can choose a placement that best suits your lifestyle.


Changing locum placements can be a great way of networking with other Allied Health Professionals and healthcare staff. You can also see varied ways of working across different departments and hospitals.


If following your graduation you would prefer some more time to consider what career path you would like to pursue, locum work can be an opportunity to spend more time in different areas before making your decision.


Locum work can provide you with a wider range of experience across different settings and organisations’ which can enhance your CV.

Working as an Allied Health Professional with Direct Medics can also provide you with a range of benefits including:

  • £100 towards your HCPC Registration*
  • FREE Uniform
  • FREE Mandatory & Practical Training including BLS, Manual Handling and Safety Intervention
  • Up to £1000 –for each referral who successfully registers and works with Direct Medics!*

*T&Cs Apply.

More benefits can be read here.

We recommend applying for your HCPC Registration as soon as possible, once this is through, we can help place you into an Allied Health locum role across Northern Ireland and England.

If you are a graduate Pharmacist, we can place you into your ideal locum role once one year post-registration experience has been completed.

To register your interest, send an up-to-date CV to