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    (Original post by PG593)
    I should've but tbh I just stuck with the 600Q book. Let me know how it goes mate, and don't worry haha I feel exactly the same way. Paris is awesome, surtout si vous comprenez la langue
    I have got that but I don't think I know how to use it properly. It takes me a very long time to do the QR.

    Any luck with jobs? I got two interviews today for decontamination assistant and a clerical officer not HCA but better than nothing lol.

    Indeed, I can speak a bit of French but not fluently lol


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    I have got that but I don't think I know how to use it properly. It takes me a very long time to do the QR.

    Any luck with jobs? I got two interviews today for decontamination assistant and a clerical officer not HCA but better than nothing lol.

    Indeed, I can speak a bit of French but not fluently lol


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    I always find the QR on the day much easier, the ones in the 600Q are insane. How did you do on the UKCAT last year? Well I got one interview for HCA coming up but they favour applicants who can perform things like phlebotomy, so it's going to be a fight for that job. Wow, well I'm sure you'll get somewhere assisting, roughly how much are they paying for that kind of job? Good luck in your interview dude!
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    (Original post by PG593)
    I always find the QR on the day much easier, the ones in the 600Q are insane. How did you do on the UKCAT last year? Well I got one interview for HCA coming up but they favour applicants who can perform things like phlebotomy, so it's going to be a fight for that job. Wow, well I'm sure you'll get somewhere assisting, roughly how much are they paying for that kind of job? Good luck in your interview dude!
    Yeah those questions take me ages!!! I got 600 last yet but I must admit I didn't prepare as I should have lol
    Hopefully it will go well they may ask you something about PPE which I patient protection equipment (I.e aprons when serving food) they asked me this in my HCA interview.

    Yeah most people applying are highly experienced but just show off your work experience I talked about my week assisting HCAs and what I learnt from that and they were impressed and I came second out of 15. The person who got the job was an ex-nurse so I'm not disappointed lol. Hopefully your competition will be less experienced with no nurses!!!

    Well it says £14,000 salary but I would assume that would be after being fully trained etc. not bad actually



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    Hey guys does anyone know where I can find HCA jobs other than the nhs and bna websites?


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    Im applying this year and ive seen people mention different languages they can speak, i can speak english and urdu and fully understand hindi/punjabi also but i cant speak it (they`re all very similar), should I include in my personal statement that i can speak all four?
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    Hey guys does anyone know where I can find HCA jobs other than the nhs and bna websites?


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    DirectGov

    They have lots of recruitment agencies and clinics looking or HCAs


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    (Original post by flamegoblin0)
    Im applying this year and ive seen people mention different languages they can speak, i can speak english and urdu and fully understand hindi/punjabi also but i cant speak it (they`re all very similar), should I include in my personal statement that i can speak all four?
    I can speak all of those too, I included it in on mine last year but I geuss I didn't really expand on that. If you would like to include it I would suggest you apply it to an experience where being bilingual was useful are you a reapplicant?


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    (Original post by Dr.Ugs)
    I can speak all of those too, I included it in on mine last year but I geuss I didn't really expand on that. If you would like to include it I would suggest you apply it to an experience where being bilingual was useful are you a reapplicant?


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    Are you like me?! I can speak urdu and when I do, people who speak punjabi or hindi understand me fully and I understand them but I cant speak it exactly their way! I was going to include it in an event actually :P No, first time round but i would`nt mind taking a gap year as I want to go abroad, what about yourself?
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    (Original post by flamegoblin0)
    Are you like me?! I can speak urdu and when I do, people who speak punjabi or hindi understand me fully and I understand them but I cant speak it exactly their way! I was going to include it in an event actually :P No, first time round but i would`nt mind taking a gap year as I want to go abroad, what about yourself?
    Yeah I can speak Urdu, punjabi and Hindi fluently you should include it if its relevant to the experience you mentioned

    I hope you don't have to take a gap year



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    (Original post by Dr.Ugs)
    DirectGov

    They have lots of recruitment agencies and clinics looking or HCAs


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    Thanks a lot!!!!


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    Thanks a lot!!!!


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    I wouldn't recommend it though as they don't respond very often. Plus most of them want experienced HCAs. I would suggest applying to posts on the NHS site that have a salary up to £20,000. HCA is not the only job you can do

    I'm hoping to work as medical lab assistant and I will be helping diagnose patients. So don't limit yourself to HCAs. I did that before and didn't get very far.

    Good luck though perhaps, unlike Manchester, in your location you could find many HCA vacancies.


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    Did my ukcat today and got 798 average !!! Wayy better than my 675 last year - I went on Kaplan and I think it helped me improve so much so If you have 300 pounds lying around ( so expensive i know :/) definenetly go and do it !
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    Did my ukcat today and got 798 average !!! Wayy better than my 675 last year - I went on Kaplan and I think it helped me improve so much so If you have 300 pounds lying around ( so expensive i know :/) definenetly go and do it !
    That's amazing!! Well done
    Yeah I am gonna consider it. Where are you planning to apply? Fantastic score!


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    That's amazing!! Well done
    Yeah I am gonna consider it. Where are you planning to apply? Fantastic score!


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    Thankyou !! May have cried a little bit when I looked at the score was just such a releif as it will hopefully guarantee me an interview at newcastle and Leicester providing the average scores don't go up massively So yeah think I'm gunna apply to newcastle , Leicester , Leeds and BSMS. Good luck for your ukcat, where do you think you will apply ?
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    (Original post by Bumble333)
    Thankyou !! May have cried a little bit when I looked at the score was just such a releif as it will hopefully guarantee me an interview at newcastle and Leicester providing the average scores don't go up massively So yeah think I'm gunna apply to newcastle , Leicester , Leeds and BSMS. Good luck for your ukcat, where do you think you will apply ?
    Does KAPLAN have some sort of guarantee? What if I flop the UKCAT again. lol

    Nice choice. I'm planning to apple to Lancaster and Liverpool if my UKCAT goes badly. If not then hull York, UEA, Manchester and maybe Leicester ( I applied last time and just missed the cut off so hopefully I can make up for that this year with an improved PS and UKCAT score )


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    (Original post by Dr.Ugs)
    I wouldn't recommend it though as they don't respond very often. Plus most of them want experienced HCAs. I would suggest applying to posts on the NHS site that have a salary up to £20,000. HCA is not the only job you can do

    I'm hoping to work as medical lab assistant and I will be helping diagnose patients. So don't limit yourself to HCAs. I did that before and didn't get very far.

    Good luck though perhaps, unlike Manchester, in your location you could find many HCA vacancies.


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    Are you a gap year re-applicant or are you in university? And where can i apply for the medical lab assistant job? on the NHS website?
    Also do i need to make a new CV? And if i do what am i supposed to put in the CV? lol i really dont have a clue what they employers are looking for in candidates
    and thanks a lot for your help!
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    (Original post by Bumble333)
    Did my ukcat today and got 798 average !!! Wayy better than my 675 last year - I went on Kaplan and I think it helped me improve so much so If you have 300 pounds lying around ( so expensive i know :/) definenetly go and do it !
    How long is the KAPLAN course? and do you really think its worth the 300 quid?
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    (Original post by mubashir9995)
    How long is the KAPLAN course? and do you really think its worth the 300 quid?
    It's a 2 day course in a classroom but then you get all the online stuff which is about 40 hours worth of practise including 5 mock tests which are literally identical to the ukcat so for me it was totally worth it i think partly cause it actually made me focus on it as before I had no motivation. Also the methods they give you really help especially with timing
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    (Original post by mubashir9995)
    Are you a gap year re-applicant or are you in university? And where can i apply for the medical lab assistant job? on the NHS website?
    Also do i need to make a new CV? And if i do what am i supposed to put in the CV? lol i really dont have a clue what they employers are looking for in candidates
    and thanks a lot for your help!
    I'm a reapplicant taking a gap year and yourself?

    Well of the NHS website where it says "supporting information" you enter your personal statement; I make mine tailored towards the person specification that they provide in the advert so I tick all the boxes. Just apply for all the jobs with a salary up to £20k; that's how I found a lab assistant post

    Just keep applying you will get some interviews


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    Passed both the practical and numeracy & literacy tests for HCA post. Now all I have left is the interview! I'm kind of nervous for this, any tips and pointers on what they may ask me?
 
 
 
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