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’s as a specialist AHP recruiter or working as an internal recruiter, it’s essential […]

World Teachers’ Day

  • October 2nd, 2018
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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 your name is automatically entered into our draw to win a luxury hamper. So what’s stopping you? Speak to your consultant or complete […]

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 […]

Platinum result in HTE framework audit for nursing division

  • September 13th, 2018
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Once again, Athona Recruitment is proud to announce our nursing division has achieved a platinum result in this year’s HealthTrust Europe (HTE) framework audit. Having received a final score of 98.18%, this excellent achievement recognises our compliance team’s testament to hard-work, exceptional service and dedication at ensuring all of our candidates for nursing are compliant […]

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 a doctors job, 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 a new nursing job? 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 […]

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 roles. Before the lift, […]

World Blood Donor Day

  • June 14th, 2018
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As part of World Blood Donor Day, we asked one of our employees how they found giving blood for the first time. We understand giving blood can be daunting, but we hope Natalie’s experience giving blood puts you at ease and encourages you to give blood and save a life. Why did you decide to […]

Meet our latest graduate apprentice

  • May 3rd, 2018
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After joining in March 2017 our latest apprenticeship graduate, Crystal, has spent the past year with our marketing team. After successfully completing her apprenticeship and securing a full-time position as Marketing Assistant, we asked Crystal a few questions to see how she found her time as an apprentice with Athona. What were you doing before joining Athona? […]