Had an interview at Yeovil NHS Hospital. The post is Pharmacist assistant, and pay £14.5-17.3K. All they were asking for were good GCSE's but half of us there had degrees! It's a two part recruitment process, today was written, oral and practical examinations and a look around the departement etc and week after next will be formal interviews. 90 Applicants, 27 invited today and 13 turned up! All for one post...
I know it's very difficult to tell but I think I did rather well
We had 4 tasks, an essay on why we would be good at the job, we had to check off a delivery and mark dates/batch numbers etc on the sheet, do an excel and word task (I was the only one in our group that finished it
)and then an informal discussion about ourselves
It's a temporary post until 31st March 2013, but apparently there is scope for extension and an NVQ to become a technician etc. But, I want to be a clinical microbiologist. To do this i'll have to do the NHS' STP (Scintist Training Project), which is a training process over 3 years and you do a masters level degree at the same time. So after 3 years I will be a qualified Clinical Microbiologist (healthcare scientist) and can then practice at any healthcare institute. There is further scope to become a consultant and do a doctorate level project and training. The bonus is that while your training on the STP you're earning £25k
it goes up when you finish the training too.
I'm also applying to other things, but this is plan A.
In other news, no GT progress... When I get paid on 3rd September i'm going to buy a breaker bar and sphere tool (also a BNIP set of GM mk2 astra specific mud flaps
) and should hopefully get some progress going! And the Astra is still very very shiny, the beauty of wax is that if it gets dirty, or rain marked - you can just wipe the dirt etc off with a buffing cloth, keeping the shine