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Paul Shercliff
Posted by Paul Shercliff, 07 Nov 2016 2016 intake
hellomynameisPaul, I'm on the Policy and Strategy Stream of the NHS Graduate Management Scheme. For my first blog I thought I’d focus on what my first placement is and where I’m based, which should help anyone considering applying for the policy and strategy stream. I finished my orientation a couple of weeks back – which involved seeing as much as much of the NHS as possible, I think my personal highlight was spending a day shadowing nursing staff at Great Ormond Street.   So, what am I a...
Ashleigh Harvey
Posted by Ashleigh Harvey, 04 Nov 2016 Ashleigh Harvey intake
As applications have now opened for the 2017 intake, I thought it would be useful to reflect over the application process that I eagerly began this time last year. Having graduated in July 2015, I had spent time over the summer thinking about what I wanted from a career and I just couldn’t stop myself coming back to healthcare. I have always been passionate about science, studying a degree in Biology, and it was this passion that formed the basis of my desire to work for the NHS. I completed...
Fiona Woodhall
Posted by Fiona Woodhall, 04 Nov 2016 2016 intake
I’m almost two months into the scheme and I’ve been lucky enough to have filled every moment with something new and different.  I started with a month of orientation days shadowing staff across the NHS and beyond. My month was designed to follow a patient’s journey through the multitude of services provided by the NHS, whilst also seeing some of the vital services that aren’t directly in contact with patients. I’ve travelled all over Leeds and Yorkshire, in cars, buses and trains, to cover a...
Harriet Nowak Ramos
Posted by Harriet Nowak Ramos, 04 Nov 2016 2016 intake
Hello, my name is Harriet and I am a recent Graduate from the University of Birmingham where I studied International Relations with Spanish for 4 years, this included an Erasmus year studying at Universidad Complutense in Madrid. I never envisioned myself working in the public sector and always thought I would be working in the private sector. However, after a number of internships in the private sector during my degree I found that I wanted a career which I cared about and could make a posit...
Nicola Medici
Posted by Nicola Medici, 04 Nov 2016 2015 intake
It’s been a busy few months so this is my first blog in a while. Since my last blog I’ve attended my second revision session, sat my exams and had my results, submitted 7 EGA assignments (3 for module 2 and 4 for module 3!) on top of attending my 3rd experiential event, and most importantly moved to my second placement. Outside of work I’ve had a fair few bank holidays to enjoy alongside a trip to Dublin, a weekend in Centre Parcs, a family weekend away, and V festival all in what feels like...