So you want to be a midwife?

For those of you thinking about pursuing a career in midwifery, the new, long-awaited Midwifery Apprenticeship is due to launch in 2019! Since the introduction of new Standards for Midwifery Education in 2020, creating this apprenticeship scheme has proved...

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Do you need NHS careers advice?

With over 350 different roles in healthcare, the choice can be overwhelming and often daunting to know how to pick the right one that suits your strengths and personality and will keep you in a career that is enjoyable...

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Resilience and coping with change (Part 2)

As promised … here’s the next five tips for increasing your resilience levels when experiencing change .... 6. Use role models to inspire you through this transition. Find examples of people who inspire you to manage a challenging period in...

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Why is resilience so important for coping with change?

With increasing patient demand, lack of funding, constant change/mergers and systems requiring modernisation, it’s no wonder that staff feel overworked, exhausted and demotivated leading the NHS to suffer a high level of absenteeism due to stressed-out staff members. Some trusts...

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Using STARR in competency interviews

This blog series will look at interview techniques starting with the STARR technique. Competency questions are still widely used across the NHS whereby an example will be asked for. I have heard some very confused and muddled answers –...

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Does it pay to lie on your CV?

You may remember the controversy caused by Lee McQueen who had lied on his CV in the 2008 episode of The Apprentice and still managed to secure a £100,000 role with Lord Sugar. And rightly so, because lying on...

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The current Job market in the science industry

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NHS Science Training Programme

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