Great places to work and also meet people while still feeling good with yourself
Health Care Assistant (Part time) (Former Employee) – Manchester, Greater Manchester – 3 January 2018
NHS as a whole is fine by me. But these agencies operate somewhat independent of the NHS. Achieve care was reasonably fine. Not too difficult to get in unlike Search consultancy. Phoenix resourcing was also very good.
Nursing Assistant (Current Employee) – Manchester, Greater Manchester – 15 December 2017
I Love working for the NHS my daily tasks on a day shift include: Changing beds Performing basic observations such as checking a patient’s blood pressure, temperature and heart rate Assisting a patient in washing and dressing Answering call bells Completing paperwork at the end of shift
The only challenging aspect of the job is aggressive or difficult patients it can be very hard dealing with that but you just learn how to cope in certain situations.
I could see myself staying at the NHS until retirement it’s a long term career choice for me I feel like a valued member of the team all the staff are lovely on the ward aswell.
It’s very rewarding seeing the patients get better and go home and making a difference in their life it’s the best feeling knowing that you helped them recover.
Everyone working in a team, lots of learning opportunities, having 2 breaks if your on a long shift and the job is easy going it dosent feel like hard work
NHS (Current Employee) – Manchester – 17 October 2017
Very friendly environment, people are there to listen and help. Everyone helps each other out and there always someone to talk to. I got to learn a lot about computers working the nhs and got to know a lot of different people who do different things.
Employers are under increasing stress and pressure than ever before
Personal Assistant/Secretary (Former Employee) – Manchester – 10 October 2017
I have 11 years experience working in the NHS in various business support roles. In my experience it is still a great place to work, especially impressed by the professionalism even under the increasing stress and pressure employers have had to go through in recent years. I am committed to this organisation and I have been always proud to be one of its members.
Over the years I have learnt most of the skills that can be transferable into any other office environment. I have also made connections and friends through my jobs which is invaluable.
Information Quality Assistant (Current Employee) – Manchester, Greater Manchester – 14 August 2017
People talk about the security of jobs here - it is no longer the case - progression opportunities are taken away with restructuring of service - You can be looking at a nice job progression, potential to work your way up the ranks, but then after a restructure, the jobs in your sights, the potential stepping stones are quickly dissolved, leaving you to look for a sideways step to progress in other areas. Due to constant governments cuts, there is a culture of streamlining staff to the extreme. This happens in all areas, from medical to admin.
Receptionist/Telephonist (Current Employee) – Manchester, Greater Manchester – 3 August 2017
A typical day at work as highs and lows, it tests your patients but the good hours and pay at my age is beneficial and knowing you're helping others makes the more difficult situations seem irrelevant in the bigger picture.
Care Support Worker (Current Employee) – Manchester, Greater Manchester – 4 July 2017
I am a care support worker, I love my job, I love what am doing, through my day to day activities at work I learned different skills which help me to manage my job effectively. I work with different people from different background, culture and language barriers.