After weeks of saying ‘I really need to get back to blog writing’ I’ve decided it really was time to get in gear and do it. So here I am! After a month of travelling round Mexico, I’ve just started my first official job in the NHS after graduating from the NHS Graduate Management Training… Continue reading New job, new blog: life after the scheme.
Around this time last year, as I walked from my house to my Wednesday 9am lecture, I got a phone call: “Hello, is that Hailey?” “Yes – who is speaking please?” “I’m calling from the NHS Leadership Academy – are you still interested in an NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme interview?” Excellent, I thought, this… Continue reading NHS Grad Scheme Interviews – my top tips
Okay, I am WAY overdue for a new blog. It’s been a busy few weeks for us NHS management trainees as many of us have finished our flexi placements and started a new placement. We’ve also attended a Social Media event (see #NHSgetsocial on Twitter for a bit of commentary), and I’ve also been on… Continue reading Starting a new job: easy, or not?
It has been about two years since I first applied for the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme. Applications have just opened for 2017, and I thought I’d do a blog about why I chose to join the scheme. Up until then, I had my heart set on being a secondary school maths teacher. I had… Continue reading Why I joined the NHS Graduate Scheme and why you should too
The best days on the scheme for me are where I go home feeling that I really learnt a lesson that day. This is sometimes something technical like writing an options paper or learning something about finance. Often, it’s something that I’ve learnt about myself. One such lesson came recently, whilst working on a project which… Continue reading Are you reactive or proactive? A lesson learned…
I am three weeks in to my flexi placement (two month secondment) at Doncaster Council and I must say, I am really glad I chose to come here. Being me, I did my typical thing of starting to worry about whether I had chosen the right placement in the run up to starting – ‘did… Continue reading Hello from the other side…
At university, I had a friend who did a year in industry at a large well known banking company. When discussing the working hours, he said: “I had to do a lot of face time”. “What is ‘face time’?” I asked. ‘Face time’ is where you spend extra hours in the office beyond your working… Continue reading Are you doing face time?