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    Hello all,

    I am struggling with the issue of getting a IBMS training portfolio placement, as a BMS graduate and just want to ask you guys for any suggestions.

    I was graduated with 2:1 in Biomedical Sciences last year and recently finished my taught master in Medical Microbiology. I am currently looking for unpaid position as MLA for at least three months and in long-term a year of training placements (also unpaid) in NHS hospitals. However it may come with certain difficulties as many hospitals seemed to ignore my email when I asked for lab shadowing before.

    Therefore, I am planning to pay them in order to complete my training portfolio. Just before end of my dissertation I found a private company providing training for BMS graduates. I phoned in and asked for the course details and they said it cost £2800 for 12-week MLA skills course and then they would arrange an IBMS training placement on my behalf.

    I was a little bit relieved when I knew I could register for HCPC by this route. But I am quite reluctant as the company located near London, where the accommodation is very pricey. Although many people are reported successful in finding a job after their IBMS training portfolio completion, the company seemed only specialises in Blood Sciences or Clin. Biochem. I want to work in Microbiology Department instead.

    Actually this company is only my contingency plan, just in case if most hospitals are unable to accommodate me for the placement. Money is not a problem as my family are finanically supporting me and I can do some part-time job in the meantime. But the accommodation issue is a very big concern for me.

    BTW, the company is called Professional Business and Training Solutions. Have anyone heard of this before? (www.pbtsltd.co.uk)
    Is there anyone successful gaining a training portfolio placement in NHS hospitals after graduation?
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    (Original post by cheukhonleo)
    Hello all,

    I am struggling with the issue of getting a IBMS training portfolio placement, as a BMS graduate and just want to ask you guys for any suggestions.

    I was graduated with 2:1 in Biomedical Sciences last year and recently finished my taught master in Medical Microbiology. I am currently looking for unpaid position as MLA for at least three months and in long-term a year of training placements (also unpaid) in NHS hospitals. However it may come with certain difficulties as many hospitals seemed to ignore my email when I asked for lab shadowing before.

    Therefore, I am planning to pay them in order to complete my training portfolio. Just before end of my dissertation I found a private company providing training for BMS graduates. I phoned in and asked for the course details and they said it cost £2800 for 12-week MLA skills course and then they would arrange an IBMS training placement on my behalf.

    I was a little bit relieved when I knew I could register for HCPC by this route. But I am quite reluctant as the company located near London, where the accommodation is very pricey. Although many people are reported successful in finding a job after their IBMS training portfolio completion, the company seemed only specialises in Blood Sciences or Clin. Biochem. I want to work in Microbiology Department instead.

    Actually this company is only my contingency plan, just in case if most hospitals are unable to accommodate me for the placement. Money is not a problem as my family are finanically supporting me and I can do some part-time job in the meantime. But the accommodation issue is a very big concern for me.

    BTW, the company is called Professional Business and Training Solutions. Have anyone heard of this before? (www.pbtsltd.co.uk)
    Is there anyone successful gaining a training portfolio placement in NHS hospitals after graduation?
    Hey, I've heard of this company too. How did you get on? x I managed to get work experience at my local hospital and hoping to impress them to bag a placement to complete my IBMS portfolio or get a MLA job.
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    If you train in Micro, you can get into any discipline, If you train in Blood Sciences, you don't stand a chance of getting into Micro. Speaking as a BMS who has worked in both. The statement made above is in terms of Band 5 positions. I found it hard enough finding a Band 5 BMS job in Micro even having trained in Micro.
 
 
 
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