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    I'm getting really worried now hearing that people have been rejected with ten years lab experience! I only have 1 years worth of experience working as a trainee BMS for my state registration. I don't have a masters degree or anything like that either because I'm currently in my final year at uni studying Applied Biomedical Science. I have to admit, I thought with my experience and references it would be fairly easy to get an interview, how very very wrong I was!
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    Hey,

    I am new as well. Going to apply this year! I am wondering is it gonna be any open days this year?
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    Hello,
    So I am definitely going to apply for the STP this year, as it sounds like just what I want to do after I graduate! But, it looks very competetive, and I need a plan B, but am finding searching for something similar to this difficult... I don't want to do further study, but do want to have a scientific career within a clinical setting (I would not like to do pure research). Surely someone must be in a similar position to me . So, does anyone have any plans aside from the STP? Obviously I'm most interested in neuroscience, but would consider other areas.
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    Hi Everyone

    I too am going to apply for the STP this year. I currently work in a lab which offers this scheme and I have been told they are not releasing the adverts until March, so we all have a bit of a wait at the moment.

    I also just wanted to say that for those of you who think this scheme is something which offers you on the job training then you couldn't be more wrong. The STP person in my lab has exams every month to test his knowledge and also has to attend a masters programme for two months every year for the four years. I am not sure if this is the case for every STP placement but it's hard work. The STP person has done a phd and said this is a lot harder, they only started this year!!

    Good luck to everyone x
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    (Original post by bioblue)
    I also just wanted to say that for those of you who think this scheme is something which offers you on the job training then you couldn't be more wrong.
    It definitely is on the job training! The masters provides the theory behind the practice you put in to the job. It is however, it is very intensive but don't get me wrong but it is really worth it. if your after a breeze of a training job then this is not for you! you have to be prepared to work very hard.

    The person you were describing sounds like a clinical biochemist of the previous scheme NOT on the STP program as its only a 3 year course......
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    (Original post by LemonPi)
    Hello,
    So I am definitely going to apply for the STP this year, as it sounds like just what I want to do after I graduate! But, it looks very competetive, and I need a plan B, but am finding searching for something similar to this difficult... I don't want to do further study, but do want to have a scientific career within a clinical setting (I would not like to do pure research).


    Same here! I don't want to specialise in neuroscience, but I don't really have a plan B either
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    Hi I'm a third year student studying Psychology with Biology, I really want to apply for the scientist training scheme but I'm not sure if the Psychology part of my module will be deemed "relevant" , can anyone help me if they know? I don't want to waste time applying with no hope!

    Love x
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    I meant three years instead of four years and the person I am talking about only started in sept on the new programme and is not a biochemist. They are not in the lab as much as I had thought there is a lot of theory work but they do get to see the practical side of it as well. Def work all the hard though x
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    (Original post by bioblue)
    I meant three years instead of four years and the person I am talking about only started in sept on the new programme and is not a biochemist. They are not in the lab as much as I had thought there is a lot of theory work but they do get to see the practical side of it as well. Def work all the hard though x
    They will see a lot more of the practical side in the final 2 years of the training. In the first year you rotate around 3 other disciplines relevant to your speciality. So for example, I am a biochemist so I do rotations in Genetics, Haematology, Immunology (and of course biochemistry).

    What hospital are you at?
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    This is a very interesting and useful thread as I've been finding it difficult to accumulate information on STP. I have just finished my PhD and am interesting in this programme as I do not want to stay in full time research. Firstly I was wondering if anyone had any information on applications to Scotland / Wales. Everything seems to be for England. Also is there a way to find out the locations of the trusts that offer this programme? Reading this forum really does demonstrate the high competitiveness, a bit daunting ... Cheers :-)
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    Hello!

    Can someone advise me which is the best Uni to apply for a post-graduated in microbiology?
    I am spanish pharmacist and although I will try to apply to the NHS, I think my possibilities aren´t very high, so I would like to open my chances to study microbiology.

    Thanks!!
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    Hello!
    I'm wanting to apply for the STP this year, to do clinical biochemistry.
    I'm getting a bit worried about how much experience I should have before applying. I've done a total of about 1 week in hospital labs, but 16 weeks in a research lab (I'm not sure whether this is really relevant!) What do other people think?
    Also, has anyone heard when they'll start advertising positions?
    Thanks!
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    (Original post by LemonPi)
    Hello,
    So I am definitely going to apply for the STP this year, as it sounds like just what I want to do after I graduate! But, it looks very competetive, and I need a plan B, but am finding searching for something similar to this difficult... I don't want to do further study, but do want to have a scientific career within a clinical setting (I would not like to do pure research). Surely someone must be in a similar position to me . So, does anyone have any plans aside from the STP? Obviously I'm most interested in neuroscience, but would consider other areas.
    This sounds like the same as me! I'm interested in doing the STP for clinical biochemistry, but haven't got any other things which I want to do/apply for!
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    (Original post by beckster824)
    Same here! I don't want to specialise in neuroscience, but I don't really have a plan B either
    (Original post by HeathLat)
    This sounds like the same as me! I'm interested in doing the STP for clinical biochemistry, but haven't got any other things which I want to do/apply for!
    Well nice to know I'm not the only one .
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    (Original post by ThunderMonk)
    Yup, I have finished the master part of the course for this year (at Manchester) just working though the rotations at the moment.

    Oh great,

    anychance you can let me know sort of things to prepare for interview and or personal statement?

    Thanks
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    Hey everyone,

    Long time lurker here, and decided that I would actually sign up and take part as I'm going to be applying for a second time this year and could do with the help and support. This thread has been an amazing source of information, I would recommend to everyone to read the entire thing before they post as there seems to be a lot of repetition and people not even knowing the basics.

    I've been planning on being a clinical scientist for a few years now. I finished my BSc (Hons) in Immunology in 2006 and then went on to teach in Japan for four years. I applied for the CS training scheme in 2010 without much hope of success, and not surprisingly I didn't even get to the interview stage. I started my MSc in Biomedicine in 2010 in Sweden, and I'm now nearly finished and looking to apply again. I've got about a year's worth of research experience - in parasitology, bacteriology/microbiology, and pure immunology. I'm hoping that this will be enough experience and I'll get further with my application this time!

    I'm a little worried about the lab visits though. I haven't been in the UK for several years, and so it's just not been possible for me to get any NHS experience. Before I graduated I did organise a day at the Blood Transfusion Service in Scotland, and I got to meet the head CS and find some things out, but that was years ago now.

    I'm planning on applying to infection sciences/microbiology.

    It's nice to meet all of you!
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    People the first posts in Scotland have been put up....http://http://www.indeed.co.uk/jobs?...entist&l=&rs=1

    Physics and Cell Sciences...if that is your preferred location.

    Now we just have to wait for Microbiology and England
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    Has anyone figured out how to apply for the genetic posts? I can't seem to find the advertisement anywhere on the nhs websites. They all redirect to the New Scientist website...

    Thanks!
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    According to IPEM, Engineering and Physics job applications for the IPEM Part 1/2 opened in Scotland (http://www.ipem.ac.uk/newsandmedia/l...tScotland.aspx), deadline 24th Feb.

    Rumours are STP applications for England and Wales will be opening in the next few weeks. The same rumours tell me application and selection process may be different to the mayhem experienced last year. One of the possible changes is a nationwide recruitment - it might be that instead applying to individual trust everyone would have to apply to one central location which will select candidates for the interview. Also, I believe candidates may not even be able to state their preferences for a certain trust. Doesn't sound like an improvement to me, but once again it's only rumours and you could always hope for better (but prepare for worse)!

    Anyway, best of luck to those applying this year!
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    (Original post by LauraLP)
    Has anyone figured out how to apply for the genetic posts? I can't seem to find the advertisement anywhere on the nhs websites. They all redirect to the New Scientist website...

    Thanks!
    I can't find it either, just the bio-engineering one :confused:
 
 
 
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