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Hi i'm currently a second year Biomedical science student, i wanted to do a NHS placement so i could complete my registration portfolio and then go on to register as a biomedical scientist after graduation. However i was not accepted for any of the NHS placements. On the bright side, i have been accepted for a bioscience technical placement at university.

Right now I'm really confused what to do in the future, i really wanted to become a biomedical scientist, but without an NHS placement, the chances of becoming a biomedical scientist after graduation are really really low as trainee biomedical scientist positions are rare.

What other jobs could i do with a Biomedical science degree plus one years worth of work experience in a bioscience technical team.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. THANKS
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You can still work as a boimedical scientist, just probably not in the NHS. Locum, Bupa ad other private hospitals would easily give you a job
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(Original post by Malsi)
Hi i'm currently a second year Biomedical science student, i wanted to do a NHS placement so i could complete my registration portfolio and then go on to register as a biomedical scientist after graduation. However i was not accepted for any of the NHS placements. On the bright side, i have been accepted for a bioscience technical placement at university.

Right now I'm really confused what to do in the future, i really wanted to become a biomedical scientist, but without an NHS placement, the chances of becoming a biomedical scientist after graduation are really really low as trainee biomedical scientist positions are rare.

What other jobs could i do with a Biomedical science degree plus one years worth of work experience in a bioscience technical team.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. THANKS
Will you have HPC registration with your degree? If not, being a Biomedical scientist in the NHS or private hospitals is unlikely - as you said, trainee posts are being phased out. If you really want to work in the NHS though, you could apply for a job as a medical laboratory assistant or medical technical officer (they might come up under different names, I generally look up 'laboratory' and they come up). Sometimes you wil be able to get a role as a trainee BMS with them - shouldn't be relied on though, but you could ask at interview! It'd give you experience in the NHS anyway. I've known some people who have worked as MLAs during their degrees too so if you have the time that might be an option. After placement obviously!

You could apply for healthcare scientist or trainee clinical scientist positions too - they are very competitive but the placement would serve you good I think.

It's really good you're getting a placement in industry though, there seem to be plenty of industry jobs. Do you know what kind of things you'll be doing on your placement?
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Hi everyone thanks for all the advice, the placement I'm doing is an internal placement at university. But i have great news, i have just been offered an interview at a NHS hospital to work in the clinical chemistry department so i can complete my portfolio, so hopefully if i get in all my worries will be over and il be able to become a biomedical scientist i am desperate for this position.

Really hope to get this hospital placement now, otherwise i will have to think about doing other things which have been suggested.
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(Original post by Malsi)
Hi i'm currently a second year Biomedical science student, i wanted to do a NHS placement so i could complete my registration portfolio and then go on to register as a biomedical scientist after graduation. However i was not accepted for any of the NHS placements. On the bright side, i have been accepted for a bioscience technical placement at university.

Right now I'm really confused what to do in the future, i really wanted to become a biomedical scientist, but without an NHS placement, the chances of becoming a biomedical scientist after graduation are really really low as trainee biomedical scientist positions are rare.

What other jobs could i do with a Biomedical science degree plus one years worth of work experience in a bioscience technical team.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. THANKS
Career prospects include:

• Speech and language specialist. Speech therapist
• Public health
• orthopist
• Physiotherapy
• Clinical psychology
• Clinical pharmacy
• Physician Associate
• Clinical scientist: audiologist, respiratory physiologist, clinical cardiac physiologist

also check out this site: https://biosciencecareers.wordpress.com

hope this helps someone.
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