#AskAnApprentice at Athona

  • February 5th, 2020
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As we continue to celebrate #NationalApprenticeshipWeek, and join in with #AskAnApprentice, we spoke to Amy and Raphael, two of Athona’s newest apprentices, to find out how they’ve found their first few months at Athona.   Amy works in our compliance team supporting our healthcare divisions, here’s what she had to say: What is the best […]

The campaign for compassionate care

  • January 31st, 2020
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Are you familiar with #hellomynameis? It’s a huge social change campaign set up by Dr Kate Granger MBE during her time in hospital following her terminal cancer diagnosis. The staff that cared for her were very busy and sometimes forgot to introduce themselves before treating her. From there, the campaign was born. Dr Kate Granger […]

Merry SHIFTmas Prize Giveaway

  • November 27th, 2019
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After the success of our Merry SHIFTmas prize giveaway last year, we’ve brought it back for 2019. It’s a great way for us to say a massive thank you for all of your hard work over the last year and to give you the opportunity to win one of three prizes right in time for […]

6 top tips for helping teachers deal with stress

  • November 6th, 2019
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Whether you’ve been working as a qualified teacher for the last 12 years or you’re completing your NQT year, at times you may begin to feel overwhelmed, burnout or stressed in your job. We’ve put together 6 helpful tips to help teachers manage and beat stress in recognition of National Stress Awareness Day (held on […]

Become an OT in the UK

  • August 29th, 2019
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It’s no surprise that the UK is an attractive prospect for Occupational Therapists (OTs) from Australia, New Zealand and Canada. The UK offers great career opportunities and as well as having a vast amount of towns and cities with job vacancies, it’s also a great base to travel to Europe from. Despite the UK being […]

Meet Gemma, our most recent graduate apprentice

  • August 27th, 2019
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We’re incredibly proud of the apprentices that have joined Athona in the past few years and that have gone on to graduate from our successful apprenticeship scheme. Gemma, Resourcer Apprentice for our Psychiatry division, is our most recent graduate who has secured a full-time job continuing in her role on the permanent psychiatry team. We […]

The NHS pension dispute: What’s being done to help doctors and nurses?

  • August 23rd, 2019
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There have been lots of changes made already since the appointment of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister in July, including proposing a plan to allow doctors and nurses flexibility with their pension contributions. The plan is designed to avoid breaching the annual tax-free allowance and receiving large tax bills at the end of the financial […]

Dear Boris: Don’t overlook healthcare during Brexit negotiations

  • August 23rd, 2019
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We’ve been keeping a close eye on Brexit negotiations and appreciate that it’s an unsettling time for healthcare professionals in and outside of the UK. In the case of a no-deal Brexit, Boris Johnson has stated that on 31st October the current system of freedom of movement will end. As of July, around a third […]

Meet our 51st recruit for 2019

  • August 14th, 2019
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This July, Athona celebrated recruiting a mammoth 50 new employees since we moved into our brand new head office by Brentwood station at the end of last year, and quickly went on the search to find our 51st recruit. Last week we was lucky enough to have not one, but two new employees join our […]

Top tips for setting up your classroom

  • August 8th, 2019
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Whether you’re setting up your classroom this September for the first time as an NQT or it’s your tenth year of teaching, deciding how to organise your classroom can be an exciting task. It can however be overwhelming at times when creating lists of everything you want to include. Could you be missing any quick […]

From resourcer to recruiter in just six months

  • August 7th, 2019
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Starting out in the world of recruitment when you have no prior sales experience can seem a daunting prospect at first. That’s why at Athona you have the opportunity to experience and grow your knowledge of recruitment as a Resourcer, before becoming a Recruitment Consultant. Two employees, Paige and Lewis, members of Athona’s market-leading Psychiatry […]

Website Wednesday

  • August 7th, 2019
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Since launching our new website in July last year, we’ve improved and added new features. In fact, it doesn’t stop there; lots of work is being done continuously to improve the user experience. This July we was back with another #WebsiteWednesday each week and highlighting a new element. First up, the best way to make […]