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Posts in the 'Human Resources' category

Callum Bennett
Posted by Callum Bennett, 08 Jul 2019 2017 intake
Hi everyone,This is a very odd blog for me to write, as it is my first since I left the scheme. In my two years as a HR trainee I have done so much, and changed as both a person and a professional. I have led on employee relations investigations, and spoke at conferences. I have run meetings with Chief Executives in attendance and designed Trust wide employability schemes. Alongside this I have made more mistakes than I can count, and several that were major enough to keep me up at night. I h...
Joanna Millward
Posted by Joanna Millward, 15 May 2019 2018 intake
One of the questions I’m often asked by applicants for the scheme is what an average day or week looks like on the scheme. It’s a bizarrely difficult question to answer as genuinely no day or week is the same - but in this blog I thought I’d give you an overview of what I’m up to this week to give you an idea.So on Monday I took the train to Leicester where I met the rest of my HR cohort for lunch. Sounds lovely yes? It was… but unfortunately we didn’t meet up just for lunch, we had an exam a...
Joanna Millward
Posted by Joanna Millward, 29 Apr 2019 2018 intake
One of my biggest worries when joining the scheme back in September was how on earth I was going to balance a full-time job and 2 post-grads with my home life. As an extrovert - my friends and social life are very important to me and my wellbeing, plus I have a husband to spend time with too! However I’m very happy to report that despite the pressures of exams, essays, travel, and work; my social and home life hasn’t changed negatively at all. To make this better, my work life is also really...
Joanna Millward
Posted by Joanna Millward, 25 Jan 2019 2018 intake
So we’re into 2019 and I’m officially stuck into the scheme and my first placement which means I’ve just about got my head around how things work now. The first 3 months have been a complete whirlwind - filled with 20 days of orientation, various inductions, university days, assignments, EGA residential, experiential learning residential, IAG’s, ALS groups… and that’s before you even look at work on placement! So I thought it might be handy to have a blog about what you can expect in your fir...
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...