It seems so incredibly difficult to gain a place as a Trainee Biomedical Scientist to actually start an IBMS portfolio to get HCPC registration. I have honestly applied to 50+ posts (including MLA and Biomed Suppor Worker roles - admittedly quite far from my residence) with little success.
Is there any way for me to do my portfolio (even if it's unpaid) without being officially 'employed' by a trust? Would I be able to contact individual labs and ask if they are happy to mentor etc (Is this a likely scenario? Say if I'm prepared to pay for the portfolio etc myself?)
Biomedical Scientist Post Degree Training Watch
- Thread Starter
- 11-10-2017 02:24
- Community Assistant
- 18-10-2017 00:57
TraineeBMS might be able to offer some advice?
- 18-10-2017 20:45
No you need to get in. MLA jobs are a route in. York recently hired x2 Trainee Biomedical Scientist's. Have a look at Blood Science's they're often struggling for staff, microbiology is more competitive.