I worked at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (Less than a year)
Their teaching and training are second to none. I was an absolute novice and new nothing about working in the Healthcare Industry. When I left I had so much experience that I was able to work anywhere as a Healthcare Assistant.
The hours can be long and as a HCA some Nurses might treat you like a general dogs body.
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in May 2016.
It was in three stages; a presentation, competency-based interview and a writing test.
I had to prepare a 5-minute presentation on 'what are the top three things to think about when promoting a new NHS service?'
It was a two-panel interview with a Marketing Manager and an executive officer/PA who each took a turn to ask me questions.
I was asked six questions in total.
The manager started the interview with introductions and a summary of the role followed by a series of competency based questions.
Manager seemed underprepared and out of her depth as an interviewer when I asked questions about the role and examples of how they applied their values to their role.
For the writing test, I was placed in a room that was interrupted twice and the PC crashed twice meaning I lost my work. I told this to the executive officer but she shrugged off my concern.
I waited a week and didn't hear if I was successful. I had to chase HR to be told I was unsuccessful, and when I asked an HR advisor if I could have feedback, she told me in a laughable tone she wasn't in the interview so can't help me and advised me she'll ask the marketing manager to get back to me, but she never did.
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