So I had my interview for the advanced physiotherapist assistant at St Thomas hospital on Monday, some of you may remember me saying, and I was a bit concerned that even if I was good enough, my uni timetable wouldn't allow me to do the time they require. But because it was a panel interview, I thought I'd go for the experience.
At the interview I remember I absolutely nailed everything. All the questions, the practical element, the writing exercise - everything. The interview was concluded at my availability, and when I said I wasn't available for the afternoon of Tuesday & the morning of Wednesday, the lead physiotherapist's facial expression just dropped. She said it would be a problem accommodating me because the timetables have been set already, and they can't be changed.
I remember going home feeling let down because I genuinely nailed the interview and knew I wasn't gonna get the job because of my timetable, how saddening is that? I was told if I got the job I'll get a call by Friday or Monday latest, and I wasn't called on either day so I got the point.
This morning I found a voicemail from the physiotherapist, asking me to call her back & as you can all imagine - I ****ing got gassed. So, I called back and she basically said that I performed brilliantly and that it's my availability that's let me down. She said that they can keep my details for six months & she would like to so that if a job comes up, I can take it. She said I don't need to go through the application again, if it comes up she'll call me and I'll go straight to HR and get my CRB checked and my payroll sorted out. She told me that I was up against people who were physiotherapist assistant for years and some who have had years of health care experience and so I did really well. So, if a job comes up again that matches my availability, it's mine.
The thing is, it's a big if.
This whole thing is painfully annoying because I had the job but I can't take it coz of uni, and I can't even miss uni because I have assessed practicals every week.
It would have been a £23k job while still studying, right in the heart of london.
What more could I have wanted