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    (Original post by Dids888)
    I also was unsuccessful, first try. What are your plans now? I'm not sure what to do..
    I work in Medical Physics and would advise anybody that is unsuccessful to apply for actual jobs. There are still not enough physicists to go round, especially for smaller departments (like mine). The past three posts we have filled have been with physics graduates who have then gone on to register either via Route 2 (experience + portfolio) or gone for an in-service STP post. Plus if you go for a practitioner level job (band 4 or 5), you are getting good experience for either STP or Trainee Clinical Scientist posts (non-STP).
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    Any one out there who received some updates/offers today.. This wait is killing me .
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    (Original post by joycejoy)
    Any one out there who received some updates/offers today.. This wait is killing me .
    Nop, still interview complete

    I wonder if our status will update if we are on reserve?
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    (Original post by ssemog)
    Nop, still interview complete

    I wonder if our status will update if we are on reserve?
    I looked at the thread for last year and it didn't seem to change for people on the reserve list, but they got an email telling them they were on the reserve list
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    (Original post by ab0014)
    Today is (hopefully) the day guys! Best of luck to everyone!
    Have you still got interview complete for histopathology?
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    Does anyone know what kind of numbers they use for the reserve list? like 5:1?
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    (Original post by DuckyMinotaur)
    I looked at the thread for last year and it didn't seem to change for people on the reserve list, but they got an email telling them they were on the reserve list
    Thanks. It would be better to have you score and rank updated to work out if we have a realistic chance. but an email is better than nothing
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    (Original post by Knurse1991)
    Does anyone know what kind of numbers they use for the reserve list? like 5:1?
    I think it is the same nr of places available so 1:1.
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    (Original post by Knurse1991)
    Does anyone know what kind of numbers they use for the reserve list? like 5:1?
    I think last year they said there were the same number of reserves as places, so 3 interview spots for one place, then the top third get offers, the middle third reserve and lowest third unsuccessful. I guess it doesn't take them much effort to keep people on reserve, probably why there are so many. However they also don't give you the order of the reserves list, so you could hold onto the hope for a few weeks, but actually be last on the list and it was never really going to happen - but you could always be at the top too obviously!!
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    That cant be right surely? In the case of Resp/Sleep that would mean out of 30 interviewed there would be 10 offers and 10 reserves? Seems a lot.

    Edit: Seems like thats the truth then! Seems abit much to me.
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    (Original post by ssemog)
    I think it is the same nr of places available so 1:1.
    Yeah - I have been informed that interview places are 3:1; the top third at interview get offers, the middle third get reserved, and the bottom third are unsuccessful.
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    (Original post by Joshb1)
    That cant be right surely? In the case of Resp/Sleep that would mean out of 30 interviewed there would be 10 offers and 10 reserves? Seems a lot.
    Yep, but as I said it is no effort on behalf of NSHCS to keep people on reserve.
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    Sorry- more questions! Keeping my mind busy.

    In regards to a reserve list, surely you aren't just ranked, would it not have to take into account preferences? As they will have to have a reserve for every preference? If that makes sense?
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    (Original post by Knurse1991)
    Sorry- more questions! Keeping my mind busy.

    In regards to a reserve list, surely you aren't just ranked, would it not have to take into account preferences? As they will have to have a reserve for every preference? If that makes sense?
    If you get an offer you can opt into upgrades, so if a place higher up on your preferences becomes available, you will get the offer for there instead, and then someone else will fill your original offer
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    (Original post by Knurse1991)
    Sorry- more questions! Keeping my mind busy.

    In regards to a reserve list, surely you aren't just ranked, would it not have to take into account preferences? As they will have to have a reserve for every preference? If that makes sense?
    You're ranked on performance, then if a place becomes available you will be offered it as long as it is not on your will not accept list. If it is somewhere you would not accept then I guess it gets offered to the next person down. I think you can still accept with upgrades, so if a higher ranked place then becomes available you could be offered that.

    This is somewhat speculative though, I definitely would not take my word as fact as this is my first year applying. Just putting it together based on what I read on last years thread.
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    (Original post by DuckyMinotaur)
    If you get an offer you can opt into upgrades, so if a place higher up on your preferences becomes available, you will get the offer for there instead, and then someone else will fill your original offer
    Ahh, I see. That makes sense. Thank you
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    Complicated old process this! trying to explain it to friends and family is tiring! I just want to hear now- although it seems hearing you are on a reserve list is going to extend this feeling for a few more weeks :/
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    (Original post by MickeyMoo)
    I work in Medical Physics and would advise anybody that is unsuccessful to apply for actual jobs. There are still not enough physicists to go round, especially for smaller departments (like mine). The past three posts we have filled have been with physics graduates who have then gone on to register either via Route 2 (experience + portfolio) or gone for an in-service STP post. Plus if you go for a practitioner level job (band 4 or 5), you are getting good experience for either STP or Trainee Clinical Scientist posts (non-STP).
    I take that is just a case of just searching the NHS jobs website?
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    (Original post by Knurse1991)
    Sorry- more questions! Keeping my mind busy.

    In regards to a reserve list, surely you aren't just ranked, would it not have to take into account preferences? As they will have to have a reserve for every preference? If that makes sense?
    The person ranked highest at interview gets their top preference; the 2nd highest ranked gets their first choice (unless the top person took it, at which point the second person gets their second choice). It filters down until everyone hears back that way. So if you don't hear straight away it doesn't mean you're not getting an offer - you may just be further down the list...
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    (Original post by Knurse1991)
    Complicated old process this! trying to explain it to friends and family is tiring! I just want to hear now- although it seems hearing you are on a reserve list is going to extend this feeling for a few more weeks :/
    true!... I don't know if I can take it!
 
 
 
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