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    I have two more silly questions for the people who had an interview last year:

    Do the interviewers know what you wrote in your application or do they know nothing about you?

    Also, do you get told which topic is covered at each interview booth? I.e., can you use the break between stations to mentally prepare yourself for what comes next?
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    (Original post by SB_MedPhys)
    I have two more silly questions for the people who had an interview last year:

    Do the interviewers know what you wrote in your application or do they know nothing about you?

    Also, do you get told which topic is covered at each interview booth? I.e., can you use the break between stations to mentally prepare yourself for what comes next?
    They know nothing at all about you, so everyone is on a level playing field come interview. And yes they tell you what order your stations are in!
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    I don't really know how to prepare for the specialism station. Any suggestions? So hard to find past questions etc
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    (Original post by cazzzzo)
    I don't really know how to prepare for the specialism station. Any suggestions? So hard to find past questions etc
    Hi there I am in the same boat as you are! nobody here will let out any details so you are barking up the wrong tree. Guess we will find out for ourselves when we face the interview! The sheer volume of things to read up for technical interview is driving me crazy..
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    What kind of things are reading up on? I'm guessing its the theory behind the kind of tests we will be doing
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    Wondering, has anyone else from the Genomics reserve list heard anything?
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    (Original post by tsvety)
    Wondering, has anyone else from the Genomics reserve list heard anything?

    I haven't yet, still waiting!
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    (Original post by Superhellie)
    I haven't yet, still waiting!
    :unimpressed: Sooo annoying! I just wanna know and be over with the false hope...but fingers crossed we get good news soon!
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    (Original post by tsvety)
    :unimpressed: Sooo annoying! I just wanna know and be over with the false hope...but fingers crossed we get good news soon!
    I'm sure that I heard of people who found out a few days beforehand so always worth keeping hope!!! Good luck guys!
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    Hi,
    When do the positions get published ? and how many time a year?
    I've been trying to get my head around this STP for a while but it seems too complicated and each web page takes me to many other web pages and I get lost!! they all seem to say detail the same information but in a different way!!!!
    The thing is, I'm a biomedical engineer with about two years of overseas experience and I've been meaning to join the NHS but don't really know how. I'm new to the UK this is why I'm so lost!!
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    Hi Amink,
    The stp opens vacancies once a year. The deadlibe for aplying this year has passed. Look at this site from January next year http://nshcs.org.uk/stp-recruitment.
    As you have experience already, you can try to apply directly to an open vacancy. You can find these on the Nhs jobs website throghout the year.
    Hope this helps. Good luck!
    (Original post by Aminkb)
    Hi,
    When do the positions get published ? and how many time a year?
    I've been trying to get my head around this STP for a while but it seems too complicated and each web page takes me to many other web pages and I get lost!! they all seem to say detail the same information but in a different way!!!!
    The thing is, I'm a biomedical engineer with about two years of overseas experience and I've been meaning to join the NHS but don't really know how. I'm new to the UK this is why I'm so lost!!
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    (Original post by Aminkb)
    Hi,
    When do the positions get published ? and how many time a year?
    I've been trying to get my head around this STP for a while but it seems too complicated and each web page takes me to many other web pages and I get lost!! they all seem to say detail the same information but in a different way!!!!
    The thing is, I'm a biomedical engineer with about two years of overseas experience and I've been meaning to join the NHS but don't really know how. I'm new to the UK this is why I'm so lost!!
    Hey unfortunately you have missed the intake of this year. Applications open every January on the NSHCS website (http://www.nshcs.org.uk/stp-recruitment this is the definitive site to use for STP information) where you have to fill in an application then sit online tests. There is no other way to apply to the STP so you will unfortunately have to wait until next January. However it is possible to apply as an internal candidate (I don't actually know a great deal about this though), it may be possible if you look for jobs at a different level you could be able to apply as an internal candidate next year, but I think you need to be supported by your department.

    I would say though that I know someone who applied directly to a job without going through the STP and because of her experience they gave it to her, so it could possibly be worth applying to jobs directly rather than going through the stp.

    Good luck!!
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    Thanks a lot!
    I lost my chance
    But I'm currently doing an MSc so maybe waiting till next year will turnout to be more practical.
    I do apply to jobs directly all the time but still nothing was successful
    So I'm waiting for a volunteering opportunity.

    Best of luck to all of you!
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    I'm sure this has been asked before but I can't find the answer anywhere - does anyone know if there's a place where we can put our bags? Ive got a giant gym bag full of stuff that I'll need to bring with me...
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    Anyone travelling by trains to interviews today, check your trains. Just seen on the news that there are signalling problems at Birmingham New street.

    Good luck everyone!
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    (Original post by JessJessJessJump)
    I'm sure this has been asked before but I can't find the answer anywhere - does anyone know if there's a place where we can put our bags? Ive got a giant gym bag full of stuff that I'll need to bring with me...
    We were allowed to take our bags into the interview room and leave them at the side last year.
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    Good luck to anyone interviewing this week!! Hope all goes well
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    Good luck to everyone interviewing this week. Hope it all goes well. Please do share your experience..
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    How did everone get on today? I wasnt sure what answers were expected for some of the questions i thought the leadership station was my strongest? But there were difficult questions for each station? Thoughts?
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    (Original post by kiwi27)
    Anyone travelling by trains to interviews today, check your trains. Just seen on the news that there are signalling problems at Birmingham New street.

    Good luck everyone!
    Thanks for this btw, i wasnt much affected but the heads-up was helpful.
 
 
 
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