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Posts in the 'Analysis & Informatics' category

Moses Adegoroye
Posted by Moses Adegoroye, 26 Nov 2018 2018 intake
For those who are thinking of applying to the scheme, my first tip is – push through any negative thoughts you have about whether you’re good enough and go for it!  I was in your position 12 months ago and I know exactly how easy it would have been to fall at that first hurdle, so put those limited beliefs aside. This time last year, I was working in the NHS, thinking about what I wanted to do with my career and after exploring many different graduate programmes, the NHS management graduate s...
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...
Beth Melhuish
Posted by Beth Melhuish, 30 Oct 2018 2018 intake
My name is Beth, I am on the Health Informatics specialism of the graduate scheme, based in Colchester, Essex. I graduated from the University of Sheffield with a Biochemistry & Genetics degree in 2016, then I went on to do an MSc in Human & Molecular Genetics. My plan was always to work in the NHS, but if you’d asked me two years ago I couldn’t have imagined not working in Genetics. Long story short, I decided life in a laboratory was not for me. I decided to apply for the NHS GMTS,...
Ben Williams
Posted by Ben Williams, 30 Oct 2018 2017 intake
In my head, 8 weeks doesn’t seem like a very long time for a placement. To meet new colleagues and external contacts, to understand the past, current position and plans of the organisation, to get to grips with subject matter and to actually make some meaningful contributions. But that’s exactly what I’ve been expected to do (and hope I have been doing) during my flexi-placement with the Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network (YHAHSN). YHAHSN have a complicated, wide ranging rem...
Zoe Bradley
Posted by Zoe Bradley, 05 Oct 2018 2017 intake
As I’m sure you’ll have gathered from the blogs of my fellow graduates, many of the 2017 intake are now at our flexi-placement organisations and adjusting to life in a new office or environment with new demands and new people. I’ve been thinking back to this time last year: reflecting on how I felt then compared to now has made me realise just how much I’ve learnt and developed over the past 12 months, and I’d like to share this as a friendly wave from one year into the scheme… There’s a lot...