Becoming a Locum Doctor

Many doctors decide to become a locum at some stage in their career, whether they are a junior doctor looking to experience a variety of environments before deciding which pathway to pursue, or a more seasoned doctor wishing to take control of their career.  RIG Locums is here to make being a locum easy, by finding placements perfectly suited to your requirements.

Career Locums

Whilst being a career locum has many benefits, such as offering great remuneration and variety, ensuring that you have enough work can often be a concern.  However, RIG Locums is on hand to help locum doctors secure regular work months in advance, helping to relieve some of the uncertainty that can sometimes be a drawback for doctors considering becoming a career locum.

Junior Doctors

Many junior doctors come to RIG Locums looking to explore different working environments and specialties before deciding on a permanent career path. Our specialist recruiters are here to help you secure the locum role you require at excellent rates of pay – allowing you to save money whilst investigating your career options and building your CV.

International Doctors

Locum work is the ideal opportunity for international doctors to experience working within the UK medical system, which may help to secure a permanent role further down the line. RIG Locums assists many international doctors find their first and subsequent jobs in the UK and is well equipped to find you a suitable role and offer help and guidance to make your move as easy as possible.


Many doctors don’t want to give up work completely once the have reached retirement age, especially when they are passionate about helping others and practicing as a doctor has been such a core part of their life. If you don’t wish to retire but are looking to reduce your hours, Locum work can often provide the perfect solution. RIG Locums has helped many permanent doctors into locum work, and are able to find the right senior doctor position to suit your requirements.

Portfolio Career Locums

Part-time locum work is the preferred option for many doctors looking to maintain a good work/life balance, or juggle different careers. RIG Locums can assist doctors in finding suitable short-term work placements to fit around their other commitments.

If you are thinking about becoming a locum or need assistance finding the right locum doctor job for you, call RIG Locums on 0800 6906044 and our friendly team will be able to help.

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