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    Hiya,

    I have been invited to a recruitment event at Leicester Royal Infirmary after applying there to be a volunteer. Does anyone have any experience in this? What happens and how was it like for you?
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    (Original post by basmaay)
    Hiya,

    I have been invited to a recruitment event at Leicester Royal Infirmary after applying there to be a volunteer. Does anyone have any experience in this? What happens and how was it like for you?
    Hi, I've experience with interviews for Band 2/3/4 and volunteering jobs. The main difference lies that to work in the NHS, they usually demand basic numeracy (level 1 or 2) and literacy at level 2. Also, the interview is much more exhausting and can take hours with lots of components, such as group assessment and roleplays to see your suitability for the job. Furthermore, you've to work up to 37.5 hours (which is doable for university students, but hard to manage unless you're extremely driven and organized) as a Healthcare Assistant (Band 2/3). Volunteering on the other hand is much more flexible and enables you to choose the amount of hours you want to do it and when. For instance, you can do three days per week and do four hours per day.The interview is basically a casual talk with the head of the department, who will ask what motivates you to uptake a volunteering role.
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    (Original post by bluepimpernel)
    Hi, I've experience with interviews for Band 2/3/4 and volunteering jobs. The main difference lies that to work in the NHS, they usually demand basic numeracy (level 1 or 2) and literacy at level 2. Also, the interview is much more exhausting and can take hours with lots of components, such as group assessment and roleplays to see your suitability for the job. Furthermore, you've to work up to 37.5 hours (which is doable for university students, but hard to manage unless you're extremely driven and organized) as a Healthcare Assistant (Band 2/3). Volunteering on the other hand is much more flexible and enables you to choose the amount of hours you want to do it and when. For instance, you can do three days per week and do four hours per day.The interview is basically a casual talk with the head of the department, who will ask what motivates you to uptake a volunteering role.
    Thank you for your help!
 
 
 
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