Four qualities that make a great recruiter

  • October 3rd, 2018
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Are you looking to start your recruitment career, but aren’t sure if you have the right skill-set to succeed. Keep reading to find out four qualities you need to become a great recruiter.   Listening – To start your career in recruitment, whether it is as AHP/HSS staff or something else, it’s essential you have good listening […]

World Teachers’ Day

  • October 2nd, 2018
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Are you a teacher? Perhaps you’re on the hunt for primary school jobs or are already working in an institute. In any case, to coincide with World Teachers’ Day on Friday 5th October, we’re launching an exclusive referral competition. On top of the usual £250* referral bonus, every teacher you refer to Athona will mean […]

Radiologists: Refer and Earn

  • September 24th, 2018
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The Royal College of Radiologists recently warned of the shortage of radiologists in the UK, with pressures expected to grow over the next few years. Medical jobs in Radiology just don’t seem to be incredibly popular, despite their necessity to our society. Radiology is one of our most in-demand specialties and until 26th October, we’re […]

Meet our Community Fundraiser for Alzheimer’s Society:

  • September 21st, 2018
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Since 2013, as a company we have partnered with a number of charities, and have raised over £35,996.05 so far. This year we’re supporting Alzheimer’s Society, with the help of our community fundraiser. Meet Mussara and find out about the work she does for Alzheimer’s Society.   Can you introduce yourself and tell us a […]

IELTS or OET: Choosing the right path for you

  • August 23rd, 2018
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If you’re moving to the UK to study medicine or to seek medical jobs, you will be required to take an English language exam which will enable you to register with the GMC (General Medical Council) and take the PLAB tests. There are two exam options and medical professionals are often unsure whether they should […]

How locum nursing can benefit you

  • August 22nd, 2018
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Are you looking for nursing jobs? Perhaps you’re considering working as a locum nurse through an agency, but aren’t sure what the benefits are? Take a look at our top four reasons to choose locum nursing: Flexibility: As a locum nurse, you can decide exactly when you want to work and are able to pick and […]

Refer & earn: win a luxury hamper!

  • August 10th, 2018
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Do you want to be in with the chance of winning a luxury hamper from Fortnum & Mason? The need to fill nursing jobs is becoming increasingly important. Therefore, until the 31st August, on top of the standard referral bonus, for every nurse you refer to us your name will be entered into a draw to win […]

Becoming a doctor in the UK: An insight

  • August 9th, 2018
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This week on Channel 4 we followed the journey of aspiring non-EU doctors through their journey to practice in the UK on the TV programme ‘The Foreign Doctors Are Coming.’ The NHS has experienced a shortage of doctors in recent years and non-EU doctors are now stepping in to close the gap. A quick scroll […]

Immigration cap axed for doctors and nurses

  • June 15th, 2018
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This week it was announced as of Friday 15th June, the immigration cap on doctors and nurses has been axed. Most have welcomed the news, with NHS bosses describing it as a “huge relief” more doctors and nurses from outside the EU can now be welcomed into the UK to fill medical jobs. Before the […]

International Women’s Day 2018

  • March 8th, 2018
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As a company, each individual deserves recognition for their hard work and daily achievements. But today, to celebrate International Women’s Day, our focus is on the women of Athona. Many of our leadership roles with Athona are held by women, from our Training & Development Manager, to Director of Mental Health, through to our Marketing […]

Meet Jade, Mental Health’s Permanent Recruiter

  • February 9th, 2018
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Jade, Senior Recruitment Consultant for our permanent Mental Health team, spoke to us to discuss life in recruitment, the biggest challenge she’s had to overcome, candidates monetary benefits and ease of working with an agency, all whilst giving a real insight into the mental health sector from a recruiter’s point of view. Get to know […]

24 hours in A&E celebrates its 100th episode

  • January 19th, 2018
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With so much negativity surrounding the NHS in recent months, it was uplifting to see a news story which highlights the work of just one of many hospitals in the UK. On the 16th January the 100th episode of 24 Hours in A&E was broadcasted. To celebrate the accolade, consultant in Emergency Medicine, Dr Will […]