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I worked for the nhs since 1999
And I was dismissed after some hear say I did Something I didn't do now am agency and the royal trust is giving me a bad name which is stopping me from working I love what I do hca but how can people treat people like this discrimination and Equality Act comes to me there so quick to judge people by a referance not the work they do all these big wigs sit in their fancy houses and have fancy cars they need to look on the other side of the fence and see what really happens within the nhs

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Support staff. Stop the ‘one rule for one and one rule for another’. Stop the ‘it isn’t what you know it’s who you know’. Listen to their staff make changes by listening to the ones on the shop floor doing the jobs day in day out. Managers need to get out of the offices and help when short staffed.

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For a Nursing Assistant the interview isn't difficult.

It contains:
-Basic Maths and English test.
-Basic written questions about how you would handle situations.
-Short interview (lasted 5 mins)
Why do you want the job?
What hours do you want?
Would you work nights?
Basic care questions.

This is about 4 hours long, but most of the time you're waiting for others to be interviewed.

If you're successful, you then go to a week of classroom training 9-5, Mon-Fri. It is non paid, but in depth and useful. In your training you get a small test to pass.

Then you are on the wards for 3-5 placements. A nurse signs you off as able and then you can book shifts with bank or apply for a role on a ward.

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Decent pension

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NHS try's to be flexible however it does struggle, as more and more work / hours are pilled on staff who are already stretched due to government cut. I do not have private healthcare privileges like the majority

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Smart/ Casual

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The company appreciate every single person.

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Basic safety and nvqs

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30 with the option of overtime

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