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Any current or past phlebotomists around?

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    Hey all,

    So I'm currently in Year 13 and most likely going to be taking a gap year after receiving (essentially) 4 rejections for Medicine.

    I've been looking on the NHS Jobs website for the past couple of days, and thought that becoming a phlebotomist for a year would be suitable - it would give me some good clinical experience, while getting paid, and not getting bored after 3 weeks of holiday (which is what usually happens to me ) - given that I won't have any higher education qualifications.

    So I've got just a few quick questions to ask you lovely people :
    • What are the hours like?
    • How long is the on-job training - i.e. is there any point in me doing the job of a phlebotomist for a year or so, if I'm (hopefully) going to university in October?
    • Do you get a good exposure to people from a wide variety of backgrounds - possibly something I could write about in my Personal Statement for next year?


    Thank you all in advance for your help!
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    No one? :sad:
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    This forum is dedicated mainly to retail and catering trades. You would be better off asking under health/nursing career section or in the medicine forums.
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    (Original post by StarsAreFixed)
    This forum is dedicated mainly to retail and catering trades. You would be better off asking under health/nursing career section or in the medicine forums.
    Ok, cheers

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