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Posts in the 'Human Resources' category

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...
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...