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Serendipity76
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I would like people’s true experience/s or even particular guidance in terms of successful applications to the NHS. I’m completely miffed because I’ve applied for 4 jobs either band 2 or 3, having nearly 1 years exp voluntary as a Parent Helper in a school, just over 3 years doing admin for one morning every week voluntary again, on and off being a Carer for a family member over a decade. I completed my degree in 2016 in health and Social care with honours and yet no blooming luck. I have applied examples to the job spec have met both desirable and essential Criteria so why am I still unsuccessful!! I have supplied 4 references, all good to go. What am I doing wrong? Please help I’m going potty.
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fyi i moved your thread to Health and emergency services
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Hi serendipity

What role in the NHS did you apply for specifically?
(Original post by Serendipity76)
Hi Everyone.

I would like people’s true experience/s or even particular guidance in terms of successful applications to the NHS. I’m completely miffed because I’ve applied for 4 jobs either band 2 or 3, having nearly 1 years exp voluntary as a Parent Helper in a school, just over 3 years doing admin for one morning every week voluntary again, on and off being a Carer for a family member over a decade. I completed my degree in 2016 in health and Social care with honours and yet no blooming luck. I have applied examples to the job spec have met both desirable and essential Criteria so why am I still unsuccessful!! I have supplied 4 references, all good to go. What am I doing wrong? Please help I’m going potty.
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I applied for NHS before band 2/3 I never got any interviews I give up and started applying for Civil Service roles got two interviews after completing the online maths test and got in at the Home Office but got put on a 12-month waiting list. I got four interviews this month for the Civil Service they go on how could you do on the tests not work experience.

https://www.civilservicejobs.service.gov.uk
(Original post by Serendipity76)
Hi Everyone.

I would like people’s true experience/s or even particular guidance in terms of successful applications to the NHS. I’m completely miffed because I’ve applied for 4 jobs either band 2 or 3, having nearly 1 years exp voluntary as a Parent Helper in a school, just over 3 years doing admin for one morning every week voluntary again, on and off being a Carer for a family member over a decade. I completed my degree in 2016 in health and Social care with honours and yet no blooming luck. I have applied examples to the job spec have met both desirable and essential Criteria so why am I still unsuccessful!! I have supplied 4 references, all good to go. What am I doing wrong? Please help I’m going potty.
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I was told to work in many care/nursing homes and the NHS you have to have NVQ Level 2 or 3 in Health and Social Care, and any other qualification, even a degree is not allowed.
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That because they want experience not a piece of paper.
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I was told to work in many care/nursing homes and the NHS you have to have NVQ Level 2 or 3 in Health and Social Care, and any other qualification, even a degree is not allowed.
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You don’t need a degree to be a band 2 in the NHS just relevant experience and good GCSEs
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I was told to work in many care/nursing homes and the NHS you have to have NVQ Level 2 or 3 in Health and Social Care, and any other qualification, even a degree is not allowed.
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Thanks all really appreciate your responses. Work experience in a care home, will try that. Do you guys think that 6 months wk exp in a home is Minimum or a year?

Bowel cancer admin, Clinical support worker, emergency department asst and another admin post are what I applied for.

Btw my sister has no experience in a care related field at all, worked in Homebase in wages, applied to nhs band 3/ phlebotomy related and got the first job she applied for! What’s happened there then and she has less qualifications than me! Any ideas or just put it down to luck?
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They could believe your overqualified they think that would leave in a few months when you get something better. A similar thing happens to my friend he applied for a part-time cleaning job and he didn't get it because they believe he would leave in a few months which was most likely truth.
(Original post by Serendipity76)
Thanks all really appreciate your responses. Work experience in a care home, will try that. Do you guys think that 6 months wk exp in a home is Minimum or a year?

Bowel cancer admin, Clinical support worker, emergency department asst and another admin post are what I applied for.

Btw my sister has no experience in a care related field at all, worked in Homebase in wages, applied to nhs band 3/ phlebotomy related and got the first job she applied for! What’s happened there then and she has less qualifications than me! Any ideas or just put it down to luck?
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Can I ask why you are aiming for Band 2/3 level posts when you hold a degree? These kind of posts are usually for nursing/ other kinds of students
(Original post by Serendipity76)
Thanks all really appreciate your responses. Work experience in a care home, will try that. Do you guys think that 6 months wk exp in a home is Minimum or a year?

Bowel cancer admin, Clinical support worker, emergency department asst and another admin post are what I applied for.

Btw my sister has no experience in a care related field at all, worked in Homebase in wages, applied to nhs band 3/ phlebotomy related and got the first job she applied for! What’s happened there then and she has less qualifications than me! Any ideas or just put it down to luck?
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