Athona’s growth recognised by Recruiter ‘Fast 50’ for 2022

We are thrilled to announce we have once again been named in the Recruiter’s ‘Fast 50’ for 2022, having previously made the list back in 2017. Highlighting the top 50 privately-owned recruitment firms that continue to produce high levels of growth, it is a testament to our healthcare and education businesses showing their determination to

Recruitment Success Stories: Meet Alex

At Athona we have a number of incredible recruitment success stories – from being crowned our recruitment consultant of the year to changing sectors and going from strength-to-strength and everything else in between. Here we’re highlighting just a few of our stand out stories, starting with Alex. Alex has been with Athona since 2015, starting

Relocating to the UK as a Permanent Psychiatry Doctor

Did you know that here at Athona we also specialise in permanent recruitment? Whilst we started back in 2003 as a locum agency, we soon started to support the same clients fill their permanent roles – with our mental health team being one of the best within their industry. Not only do they support UK

Athona Clinical Services awarded onto new flexible framework to support insourcing solutions

As the most recent RTT data is published, we’re thrilled to announce Athona’s insourcing arm, Athona Clinical Services, has been awarded onto the new national flexible framework for the provision of On-site Surgical and Medical Capacity Solutions (‘insourcing’). The Countess of Chester Hospitals Commercial Procurement Services have launched another National Flexible Framework for the provision

Advisory Board: Supporting your mental wellbeing

At the beginning of August 2021 we held the third in a series of Advisory Board sessions, with the focus this time on supporting our candidate’s mental wellbeing, a topic all too prevalent with the continuation of the coronavirus pandemic. A difficult, but necessary discussion led us to uncover a feeling of burnout, moral injury,

From Resourcer to Recruiter: 18 months on catching up with Paige

Back in August 2019 we first spoke to Paige and Lewis who had quickly made the step-up from resourcer to recruiter in six short months. Fast-forward 18 months, both Paige and Lewis have gone from strength-to-strength and are now running successful desks as part of our psychiatry division. Catching up with Paige we asked her

All frontline NHS staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19

It has now been announced, after the third vaccine Moderna was approved for use last week, that NHS Trusts have been instructed to rapidly vaccinate all frontline health and social care workers against COVID-19 – including all temporary and locum healthcare professionals. Whilst all NHS staff will now be vaccinated, the Joint Committee on Vaccination

Merry SHIFTmas is back for 2020!

As we come to the end of 2020, we wanted to recognise the hard work and commitment of our nursing candidates throughout the ongoing pandemic, and reward them for their continued dedication. That’s why, after the success of Merry SHIFTmas in 2018 and 2019, we have decided to bring it back for 2020. To help

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