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Posts in the 'Human Resources' category

Joanna Millward
Posted by Joanna Millward, 26 Nov 2018 2018 intake
When I applied for the scheme I was desperate to find out how the people who got on the scheme got on it - but whenever you google anything or go on a forum you find everyone is very secretive about the process. So here is my open and honest account of what might help you with your interview! Firstly, use the information the scheme sends you. I was able to prepare an answer and example for every question that was asked using the information that was sent to me by the scheme. So have a really...
Faye Simpson
Posted by Faye Simpson, 30 Oct 2018 2016 intake
So after my previous post on the topic of doing things for the final time, sadly this is my final NHS graduate management trainee blog post (sob!). I can’t believe it’s been two years. It doesn't seem five minutes since the welcome event, where we all nervously met for the first time in Leeds and were introduced to the two years ahead. Fast forward to now and everything the scheme required of me has officially been completed. I’ve undertaken three placements in different organisations. My com...
Joanna Millward
Posted by Joanna Millward, 30 Oct 2018 2018 intake
Hello there! It doesn’t seem like very long ago that it was me reading these blogs and now here we are a year later and I’m writing one - it’s crazy how so much can change in one year. My name is Joanna, and I’m on the 2018 intake for HR currently 3 weeks into my first placement which is in Harrogate, Yorkshire. I studied Theology, Religion and the Bible at the University of Sheffield, which (quite bizarrely) lead me into a career in the motoring industry as a Service Advisor for 3 years. I j...
Freya Macfarlane
Posted by Freya Macfarlane, 19 Sep 2018 2017 intake
It was with mixed emotions that I left my first placement. I would have been more than happy to spend another year there and consolidate my learning, as well as remain with my team that I had built friendships with. Particularly, when they threw a little leaving party in one of the offices and gave me such lovely gifts – the stationery set is now proudly set up on my new desk. On the other hand I was excited to be moving onto to new things and thrown into an area of work that I knew zilch abo...
Callum Bennett
Posted by Callum Bennett, 19 Sep 2018 2017 intake
I write this blog at the end of the first week of my flexi placement, and felt like this seemed like a fantastic opportunity to give a reflection on my first year in its entirety, including three key things that I learned about the Scheme.1.  It goes quicker than you think, so make the most of it.I remember my first day on the scheme with astounding clarity. I was about as nervous as I had ever been in my life up to that point. It’s weird to think that it was over a year ago now because it go...