The ACE scheme was developed to simplify the application processes for new graduates wanting to apply for their first positions within the 20 New Zealand District Health Boards (DHBs). The ACE scheme simplifies the recruitment process for graduates by using a centralised match process which simultaneously considers the applicants work place (DHB) preference as well as the DHB’s preference of applicants.
ACE is a tried and tested process, the ACE system has been in place for RMOs for the last 12 years and is the most effective way to gain a first year House Officer (PGY1) position starting at the beginning of the next training year.
The ACE scheme uses a centralised matching process. After placing each applicant’s preferences against each DHB’s preference of employees, because the ACE system ensures that each successful applicant receives only 1 offer of employment, as each position in each DHB is filled, these applicants are removed from the list of available candidates, opening up positions for other applicants, simultaneously in all 20 DHBs across the country.