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Jordan Wall
Posted by Jordan Wall, 26 Nov 2018 2018 intake
Who are you? And what’s this graduate programme you’re on? Mainly things are going well; however, I would be telling a lie if I said the first month has been without its difficulties. Challenges are important to highlight, even more so than the good points and I hope it gives you as the reader an unfiltered day in the life of a graduate trainee. As previously mentioned I’m on a pilot urgent & emergency care stream, all very exciting! During my orientation I’ve spent enthralling days out o...
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...
Jess Anderson
Posted by Jess Anderson, 26 Nov 2018 2017 intake
These were the words that  the Director of Finance at my current placement said when I met him to discuss my placement’s financial situation and his approach to it (they’re also lyrics from a Jessie J song). It was definitely not the response I was expecting from the Director of Finance, especially when the organisation I’m in is in financial difficulty. But when he explained it further,  that his priority is building strong relationships with the other organisations within and outside the NH...
Amy Richards
Posted by Amy Richards, 23 Nov 2018 2017 intake
My experience Having spent the past year working in a Mental Health Provider Trust, I was extremely excited to see a placement offer at the Department of Health within the Offender Health and High Secure Services team in Mental Health Policy, as my main interests lie within mental health and I have a degree in Law and Criminology. I have learnt more about how the healthcare system works within the criminal justice sector and am currently working on a consultation regarding the 3 high-securit...
Natalie Fisk
Posted by Natalie Fisk, 23 Nov 2018 2018 intake
What is an NHS manager? A few months before applying to the scheme I had no idea. However, by the end of the application process, I not only knew what it entailed but had also decided it was the career path for me. I was fortunate enough to take a gap year after uni which gave me time to explore the question above and experience the NHS first hand. I wanted to write a blog to share the things I did for those who are similarly keen to experience the NHS and have time to do so. None of my sugg...