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    No, it was the one in Leeds I went to. Are you applying to Clinical Eng? It's my second choice, I think it's one of the least competitive ones ?
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    (Original post by nech)
    i met someone who was reluctant to apply to in service route as it means quitting their current employment contract and being on the STP employment contract, which in his case was financially lower and he couldnt afford it so didnt apply.
    Are you saying that this has changed now and you will keep your current contract and salary?
    I'm a in-service trainee and have remained on my current contract with no change to my salary. The only complicating factor for the trust is that they do not get my full salary to backfill my post for the duration on the training so my backfill either has to be part time or at a lower band than I am currently.
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    (Original post by Leelah25)
    No, it was the one in Leeds I went to. Are you applying to Clinical Eng? It's my second choice, I think it's one of the least competitive ones ?
    Actuallt no, I didn't realise you had to be an engineer for that, and I'm a biologist.
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    (Original post by Leelah25)
    No, it was the one in Leeds I went to. Are you applying to Clinical Eng? It's my second choice, I think it's one of the least competitive ones ?
    Actuallt no, I didn't realise you had to be an engineer for that, and I'm a biologist.
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    (Original post by Leelah25)
    Hi, I went to an open day for Med Phys and Clinical Engineering, I recommend it. I went before the application deadline, and they gave us plenty of useful tips, do's and don't's for the app form and for the interview, there were people there that were part of the recruitment team in previous years and gave examples of what they were looking for in candidates and what specifically impressed them. Current trainees were also very helpful. And yes there were some talks from people high up in the field and the kind of 'a day in the life of a medical physicist' type talks, all in all I have found it worthwhile.
    Thanks for this. I've signed up to go to a med phys open day in Wirral. Bit of a trek (currently in Newcastle) but hopefully it'll be worth it. It's an entire day (10-4) even without any stuff regarding application tips etc so I hope they'll give tips for the interviews.
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    Out of interest, does anyone know what the salary is like for STP positions in London?
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    Hi everyone - first can I just say thank you to everyone on here. I've been a silent lurker for the past few weeks whilst applying and reading your posts has helped me massively! To anyone still waiting, log out and back in again. Refreshing doesn't seem to work! Congrats to all "longlistees" - first hurdle down!
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    (Original post by librarygirl)
    Out of interest, does anyone know what the salary is like for STP positions in London?
    Depends on where in London.


    The STP is band 6, which currently starts at £26,041 a year (although this could go up in April). Inner London gets an extra 20% and outer London gets 15%, so you'd be on £31,249 or £29,947 respectively.
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    (Original post by k3ro)
    Thanks for this. I've signed up to go to a med phys open day in Wirral. Bit of a trek (currently in Newcastle) but hopefully it'll be worth it. It's an entire day (10-4) even without any stuff regarding application tips etc so I hope they'll give tips for the interviews.
    There are open days after the submission date? The timing feels strange, most of the info you get at them is useful for the application (particularly the question where it asks "Describe what actions you have undertaken to increase your knowledge, experience and understanding of healthcare science and the training programme for your chosen specialism".
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    (Original post by alex83)
    Depends on where in London.


    The STP is band 6, which currently starts at £26,041 a year (although this could go up in April). Inner London gets an extra 20% and outer London gets 15%, so you'd be on £31,249 or £29,947 respectively.
    On Oriel it states: " Salary c. £25, 000 plus location allowance where applicable".
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    (Original post by greendragonfly)
    On Oriel it states: " Salary c. £25, 000 plus location allowance where applicable".
    Circa means approximately, so the band 6 salary mentioned is likely to be accurate.
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    (Original post by alex83)
    There are open days after the submission date? The timing feels strange, most of the info you get at them is useful for the application (particularly the question where it asks "Describe what actions you have undertaken to increase your knowledge, experience and understanding of healthcare science and the training programme for your chosen specialism".
    Yeah. There's a med phys one on the 23rd, aka this coming Tuesday.

    I asked the coordinator what would be involved and he sent me a schedule for the day. It involves an introduction to some of the topics in the med phys course, and also covers things such as electives, the student experience, and a couple of QA sessions. I suppose it will be very insightful and I'd like to ask a few questions, but yeah, I was also thinking if I get to interview they might ask why I never bothered going to an open day lmao.
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    (Original post by FUNEX?)
    that sucks, surely if it doesn't increase your salary then the Hospital won't have to pay any more, why wouldn't they want you to advance your training (other than it costing them more once you gain additional qualifications - but the threat of losing you because they're holding you back should be more worrisome to them!)?
    You would think so right? I think it's the fact they would have to let me attend lectures and I have a lot of work to cover as it is. Sadly I think there might be a bit of snobbery too as my degree isn't purely physics...
    Anyway I thought I best apply now before I have to take a bigger wage drop in the future if I wanted to do the stp
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    Guess this thread will be pretty quiet until everyone hears something in March. Just need to keep busy these next few weeks so we don't go mad!
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    My friend received an alert about location preference. He tried to select something but then it went to a blank page. He says it was a glitch but now I'm paranoid haha
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    (Original post by librarygirl)
    My friend received an alert about location preference. He tried to select something but then it went to a blank page. He says it was a glitch but now I'm paranoid haha
    If its like last year you only need to do location preference if you have been shortlisted or a reserve for interview
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    (Original post by MrB810)
    If its like last year you only need to do location preference if you have been shortlisted or a reserve for interview
    Yes it was odd that he would receive an alert now though since it's not meant to be until March. But he couldn't actually select anything, hence why he hoped it was a good sign but maybe just a mistake.
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    Hi all,

    I applied for the STP and have been longlisted (for genomics and genomic counselling), however I am pretty much resigned to the fact that I won't get an interview (a lot of the person spec wasn't in my application).

    I am currently a Biology teacher and am frantically trying to get out of education and into healthcare. I have been looking for other jobs in healthcare/scientific fields but am coming up blank for any that I have the relevant qualifications for.

    I came on here because I know a lot of you are currently working in lab/healthcare environments, and so I thought I'd ask your advice. What jobs do you do and how did you find/get into them?

    Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated, I can't even begin to explain how desperate I am to get out of teaching and into healthcare, and kicking myself that I didn't go down the healthcare route in the first place isn't doing any good!!!

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    (Original post by <Ryan>)
    Well the term healthcare covers such a huge number of disciplines, I think you need to narrow down the fields that you are particularly interested in. For example, I'm a paramedic. Is that something you'd be interested in, or would you prefer a job in a clinic or a lab? Think about what you really want. For example, do you want to study the brain, the heart, infectious diseases, the body as a whole? Try not to rush into something just to get away from your current job. Starting a new career based solely on meeting the essential personal specs doesn't seem like a very good idea to me. It may take you a while to gain the relevant qualifications for your dream job, but it would be worth it in the end.
    Thank you for your reply - I definitely want to work in a patient facing role, hence why genetic counseling is my first choice. The prospect of linking my love for science and for helping people (however cheesy) is what drove me to it. I applied for the job because I know it's what I want to do and I know I would be really good at it - however because I don't meet the lab-based sections of the person spec I know I will be unlikely to get in (even though I won't be primarily lab based!) Ideally I am looking for a job that will build my experience so that I can reapply to the STP next year. But I might have to hold out and wait (even though my school have put an advert in for my job already - which isn't helping the stress!!) Thank you for the advice though, the last point in particular has resonated I know that short term misery will be worth it for long term happiness haha!!
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    Hi

    I have applied for the same stream as you, and have really looked into how to get into genetics (my main love).
    Why haven't you considered applying to genetic counselling msc? I think it is only available at manchester and cardiff. That is the standard route into genetic counselling and people from various disciplines get in. The STP program is looking for scientists, and unusually opened a genetic counselling route. so the entry requirements are high and the competition is fierce.. for the GC masters you don't do the aptitude tests etc. Its 2 years unpaid vs 3 years paid STP so that is missions but ...

    Also, they are a university course which means that they provide all information ie you can speak to the admissions team and get proper feedback and try get yourself as prepared as possible to get in. Whereas the STP admissions team is a totally different situation.

    If its any comfort - my a level bio teacher did the GC Msc and has recently graduated so there is hope! She applied while she was teaching...

    And i know this is often said, but work experience is the best way forward - to help narrow down what you want to do.. Personally i did a lot of varied work experience, all in patient contact roles, but only very recently came to my conclusions. For example, only on GC work exp did i see the variation and now i know specifically in the field what i would want to do. Get as much as you can! Speak to everyone possible.. its attractive to employers if you have a very clear image of what you want
    BESt of luck!!
 
 
 
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