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    (Original post by Sunny2222)
    I've been longlisted for cardiac science and respiratory and sleep sciences. Anyone else been longlisted for these too? Good luck everyone with getting an place.
    I have been longlisted for respiratory and cardiac too extremely happy! Didn't think I stood a chance!
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    I've been longlisted for audiology! So surprised really thought i'd properly messed up the maths test, wish i'd found this thread sooner feel better knowing some other people found the tests hard too!

    Congrats to everyone longlisted at least now we know the hard work on the application wasn't wasted!

    Does anyone know if our online test result go towards the shortlisting or is it just application?
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    So it seems like almost everyone here are longlisted. Congratulations!
    But...only I think it is a bit odd?
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    (Original post by greendragonfly)
    So it seems like almost everyone here are longlisted. Congratulations!
    But...only I think it is a bit odd?
    What are you implying?
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    Easy
    Just statistically it seems kind of impossible.
    From previous years threads you can assume that a lot of people did not get in after longlisting. And this year - magically everyone are in? What does it mean?
    That everyone are genius or that this year they have much less applicants?
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    count how many people have written here that they have been longlisted
    then compare to the number of positions available then x3 ( for the number that they interview) aaand thats alot of people
    I would assume that not half of the applicants have spoken up on this thread so i dont think that this is indicative of anything..
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    (Original post by greendragonfly)
    Easy
    Just statistically it seems kind of impossible.
    From previous years threads you can assume that a lot of people did not get in after longlisting. And this year - magically everyone are in? What does it mean?
    That everyone are genius or that this year they have much less applicants?
    Maybe everyone didn't do great on the tests and the minimum mark had to be significantly lowered? That's the only explanation I can think of.
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    (Original post by nech)
    count how many people have written here that they have been longlisted
    then compare to the number of positions available then x3 ( for the number that they interview) aaand thats alot of people
    I would assume that not half of the applicants have spoken up on this thread so i dont think that this is indicative of anything..
    Of course you are right that probably only few percent of all applicants have spoken up in this thread, but still... It should be a representative group of all applicants (not necessarily, but possibly).
    Just seems odd to me. That's all.
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    (Original post by nech)
    congrats everyone !!!
    2 questions
    1) is there any chance they will tell us earlier than the planned date if we are successful for interview - anyone know for last year?
    2) in service applicants - i dont understand this. they are competing for the same position as direct entry? So for example genomic counselling at Guys Hospital, if there is someone already working there in the team and knows the system well why would a direct entry even have a chance?! I get that they have to open the vacancy to everyone but realistically is there any chance? like logically why would they take a new person to start training them from the beginning if both candidates are both potentials?
    My understanding is that in service applicants are not in competition with anyone for a post. A post (totally separate to the advertised posts) has been specifically opened for them, at the hoapital they already work at. They have to pass some mythical minimum requirements so still get the fun of sitting the tests and possibly also interviews to check the STP is right for them.
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    (Original post by Ania1988)
    Hi, I was longlisted for cardiac and respiratory too :-))) Which hospitals are you interested in?? I can't believe I passed these exams I was 100% positive that I failed them big time
    I currently work within Leeds teaching trust so I'm mainly interested in that wbu? I know I thought I'd messed the maths one too. I think many people probs messed that up and the average went down lol. Good luck!
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    (Original post by Gandy_123)
    I have been longlisted for respiratory and cardiac too extremely happy! Didn't think I stood a chance!
    What kinda experience do you have? I know neither did I lol but we made it 😀
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    (Original post by FUNEX?)
    My understanding is that in service applicants are not in competition with anyone for a post. A post (totally separate to the advertised posts) has been specifically opened for them, at the hoapital they already work at. They have to pass some mythical minimum requirements so still get the fun of sitting the tests and possibly also interviews to check the STP is right for them.
    Thats right, in service applicants still have to go through the same process, ie application, tests, interview but they aren't in competition with anyone for their post, it's kind of 'reserved' for them. So they just have to prove suitable and they have a place on the program. It's also a permanent job, because they already work in the department so are already employed in a permanent contract. And the in service posts aren't advertised either. I'm an in service applicant for reproductive.

    I have heard that if an in service applicant doesn't pass the process, then the post is offered to the first direct entry reserve for that specialism. Not sure how true it is, but could mean a few more places open up once interviews are done and dusted!
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    (Original post by kiwi27)
    Thats right, in service applicants still have to go through the same process, ie application, tests, interview but they aren't in competition with anyone for their post, it's kind of 'reserved' for them. So they just have to prove suitable and they have a place on the program. It's also a permanent job, because they already work in the department so are already employed in a permanent contract. And the in service posts aren't advertised either. I'm an in service applicant for reproductive.

    I have heard that if an in service applicant doesn't pass the process, then the post is offered to the first direct entry reserve for that specialism. Not sure how true it is, but could mean a few more places open up once interviews are done and dusted!
    Which hospital are you currently working at?
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    Longlisted for Immunology and my friend was longlisted for Microbiology! We literally just laughed when we got those emails, we couldn't believe it!
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    (Original post by rjojo)
    Does anyone know when in-service applicants are supposed to find out if they've passed the tests?
    I imagine it will be a few days after the deadline? Think deadline is 11th March for application, 14th for tests. It's longer cause in service aren't shortlisted against anyone.
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    (Original post by kiwi27)
    Thats right, in service applicants still have to go through the same process, ie application, tests, interview but they aren't in competition with anyone for their post, it's kind of 'reserved' for them. So they just have to prove suitable and they have a place on the program. It's also a permanent job, because they already work in the department so are already employed in a permanent contract. And the in service posts aren't advertised either. I'm an in service applicant for reproductive.

    I have heard that if an in service applicant doesn't pass the process, then the post is offered to the first direct entry reserve for that specialism. Not sure how true it is, but could mean a few more places open up once interviews are done and dusted!
    Interesting and good to know your "permanent employee" status doesn't change when you start an in service STP. I didn't know if you were kind of putting yourself at risk by doing the STP as there's no guarantee of a job afterwards for direct applicants.
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    (Original post by Sunny2222)
    I currently work within Leeds teaching trust so I'm mainly interested in that wbu? I know I thought I'd messed the maths one too. I think many people probs messed that up and the average went down lol. Good luck!
    (Original post by Sunny2222)
    What kinda experience do you have? I know neither did I lol but we made it 😀

    Hey, I'm mainly interested in Doncaster Royal Infirmary as this is where I work at the moment as a cardiographer but the only STP for us this year is in a respiratory (for which I have an experience as a pulmonary function assistant too). I applied for a cardiac in Sheffield Teaching Hospital just in case as well as it wouldn't be too bad as this is where I studied and commuting is ok. I'm super excited to hear about the shortlisting outcomes now that I passed these tests (I haven't got a clue how lol), but I don;t give myself too much hopes as last year I haven't been shortlisted for a cardiac and been intervieved for Neurophysiology without getting in. Fingers crossed this year wil be a bit luckier one for me and best of luck to you!
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    (Original post by Ania1988)
    Hey, I'm mainly interested in Doncaster Royal Infirmary as this is where I work at the moment as a cardiographer but the only STP for us this year is in a respiratory (for which I have an experience as a pulmonary function assistant too). I applied for a cardiac in Sheffield Teaching Hospital just in case as well as it wouldn't be too bad as this is where I studied and commuting is ok. I'm super excited to hear about the shortlisting outcomes now that I passed these tests (I haven't got a clue how lol), but I don;t give myself too much hopes as last year I haven't been shortlisted for a cardiac and been intervieved for Neurophysiology without getting in. Fingers crossed this year wil be a bit luckier one for me and best of luck to you!
    I'm a cardiographer in Leeds. Is respiratory your first choice? I hope you get into where you want to 😀
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    I wanted to go the in service route but unfortunately my department isn't that willing to put people on massive training schemes like this one...so unfortunately I'm going it alone. Bit rubbish that I might potentially have to resign my post but hey ho I just have to give it a try
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    thanks for that! best of luck to you all
 
 
 
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