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    I'm 19 and have done A levels in all humanities in June2016 and got A*A*A. I want to apply for foundation medicine courses (6years) that are designed for those without a science background. I would now have to apply for 2019 entry meaning I have 1 year to make an application and then another to do whatever... is it possible that as part of my application work exp I could do a relevant health care (e.g. working in a care home) apprenticeship for 12 months? Would it be the same as doing voluntary/paid job? except it just falls under an apprenticeship so I'd get a qualification in it. Or does this seem like a bad idea/give off a bad impression?
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    Get a HCA job in a hospital, you'd learn a lot more both clinically and with regards to what working for the NHS is like. Most entry level HCA jobs offer training at the start of employment and having done A-Levels already, with plans to study medicine in the future, you will stand in good stead for a hospital HCA job.
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    Get a HCA job in a hospital, you'd learn a lot more both clinically and with regards to what working for the NHS is like. Most entry level HCA jobs offer training at the start of employment and having done A-Levels already, with plans to study medicine in the future, you will stand in good stead for a hospital HCA job.
    Ohh okay thanks for the info! Do I need work experience before applying for this job?
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    (Original post by OkashiAddict)
    Ohh okay thanks for the info! Do I need work experience before applying for this job?
    Might vary from trust to trust, but usually preferred and not necessary.
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    Ohh okay thanks for the info! Do I need work experience before applying for this job?
    Not really, most trusts are short on staff anyway and they would be very keen to take on people who wanted to do medicine (if you explained this to them). Nursing students, for example, are well known for filling vacant HCA posts. Plus you get paid!
 
 
 
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