Essex County Council Apprenticeship Hub

  • July 18th, 2019
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Essex County Council created their Apprenticeship Hub as a place for young people to go for all of their apprenticeship needs – CV advice, interview preparations and somewhere to find all of the latest vacancies in one place. On Thursday, 18th July Athona will be joining Essex County Council at their latest Apprenticeship Hub event, […]

Are you looking for a graduate job?

  • May 17th, 2019
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It’s that time of year, thousands of graduate students are coming to the end of their university journey and all of a sudden everywhere you go people start to ask “so what career are you going to go into?” or “do you have a job planned once university is finished?”. It’s ok to not have […]

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 […]

Relocating to the UK – one year on

  • March 28th, 2018
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Are you interested in relocating to the UK, but find it a daunting prospect? Our permanent and international team are on hand to find you your perfect role, as well helping alleviate any concerns you may have. Meet Lisa and find out how she’s finding living and working in the UK. Why were you interested […]

Why is the NHS under so much pressure?

  • January 24th, 2018
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Staff shortages, waiting times and more nurses leaving the profession than ever before, it’s clear the NHS is under a lot of pressure. In particular areas such as, emergency departments and GP services, seem to be suffering Take a look at some of the main challenges facing the NHS: Source – My health London NHS […]

Figures show one in 10 nurses leave the NHS each year

  • January 18th, 2018
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Nursing leaders are reporting a ‘dangerous and downward spiral’, as new figures reveal 33,000 nurses walked away last year alone, meaning the pressure is building on community services and understaffed hospitals. To get a greater understanding of nursing shortages within the NHS, the BBC conducted an in-depth study, revealing: “More than 10% of the nursing […]

Bed shortage crisis in England alarms NHS bosses

  • December 8th, 2017
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A recent report by NHS Providers uncovered fears that Britain could be hit by the worst flu strain in decades, with hospitals close to 99% full, far over the 85% limit previously anticipated. Chief executives from hospitals across the UK have raised concerns patients could be harmed, and understaffed wards will be unable to cope […]

NHS nurses fear quality of care is suffering

  • October 2nd, 2017
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A recent survey, published in a new RCN report, revealed 30,000 nurses are too busy to relieve patient’s pain or give them their medication on time, due to mounting pressures within the NHS. According to the survey, around 53% of nurses fear the quality of care is suffering. Staff shortages often mean nurses are left […]

NHS will pay recruiters £100 million to plug staffing gaps

  • September 1st, 2017
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Starting in the autumn, recruiters will be paid £100 million to find enough doctors to fill NHS staffing gaps, as a seven day working week comes into force. The NHS recruitment drive will take place over the next three and years, with an estimated 5,000 more GPs will be needed; with almost half coming from […]

Meet our newest apprentice graduate

  • September 1st, 2017
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After joining us last August, our latest apprenticeship graduate, Jess, has spent the past year with our education team. Working closely alongside our primary team as an account manager, Jess will continue with the success she has already achieved in this role and begin her full-time recruitment career here at Athona. We spoke to Jess […]

Thousands of new posts for the mental health sector

  • August 2nd, 2017
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Health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has announced plans to expand mental health provisions by injecting an extra £1.3 billion – resulting in thousands of new posts created within the NHS. The aim is to recruit enough nurses, therapists and consultants to treat an extra one million patients by 2020-21. Whilst this is positive news, Mr Hunt […]

How to compose a doctors CV

  • June 15th, 2017
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When writing a CV the aim should be to present your history of education, job qualifications and emphasise the skills you have, which are specific to the job role. Your CV should be clear, concise and only contain relevant information. Length – Keep it brief with good quality information, and try to avoid long sentences. […]