Meet Terry Fitzgerald
Specialising in Pharmacy and Nursing, Terry is an expert at finding the perfect solution to your recruitment needs. Terry’s passion is providing the ideal outcome for both clients and candidates.
Terry’s passion is providing the ideal outcome for both clients and candidates. Whether that’s a client with an urgent need so he can deliver a specialist medical service, or a candidate looking to realise their dream of emigrating to live and work in Australia, Terry is an expert at finding the perfect solution.
Originally from London, Terry specialises in Pharmacy and Nursing. He has been in Australia for over 10 years and now calls Cairns home. With a background in sales, human resources and payroll, Terry is a motivated professional with a strong focus on forging great relationships with everyone he works with to achieve great outcomes.
When not at work, Terry enjoys traveling with his wife Nichole and their two beautiful children.
What do you love about Aussie Locums?
Our team! We work closely to benefit our candidates and clients and really support one another. We respect and learn from each other so we can all excel.
What is your greatest source of enjoyment in recruitment?
It is extremely rewarding to be able to assist clients who have urgent needs. Finding medical professionals who enable them to deliver a specialist service to patients in need, is where I get the most satisfaction in my role.
Where do you feel you add value to candidates who are looking for work?
I believe that understanding through active listening what the ideal outcome is for the candidate, I can find them the perfect opportunity.
Say for example you are a physiotherapist, I take the time to listen to what setting are you looking for, what location, how far you are prepared to commute, the caseload you prefer and the hourly rate are you looking to achieve. This is critical in matching a candidate with a client successfully.
What advice would you give to candidates from overseas who are looking to work in Australia?
My advice would be to follow opportunity, not an itinerary. By getting out of larger metro areas and seeing what rural and regional places have to offer, will provide candidates with an experience like no other.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given in your career?
It wasn’t personally given to me, but I love Sir Winston Churchill’s quote: “Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It’s the courage to continue that counts”.
If you asked a client to describe you, what would they say?
That I am thorough, that I consider my client’s individual business needs and that I work towards to best outcome for everyone involved.
What is the most unusual assignment you have ever been asked to fill?
The most memorable so far is helping a candidate fulfill their dream of emigrating to and working in Australia. Seeing firsthand the impact I have had on a candidate’s life, is truly remarkable.
Can you tell us about the most memorable moment of your career?
I was invited to a candidate’s wedding and her dad mentioned me in his speech. It was such a privilege and I still keep in touch with her all these years later. It was at that moment that I realised, we are not just recruiters, we are career partners and we make a difference to the lives of so many people.
Is there a client, candidate or project that stands out?
I was approached by one of our regular clients asking if I could help them to source 400 nurses during the onset of COVID. The brief was to provide them with experienced nurses who could provide telephone support to members of the general public. It was a massive team effort where we used all of our individual and team strengths to provide them with fully credentialed and competent nurses in a very short time frame. This project was critical in supporting Australians through the biggest pandemic the world has known.