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, […]

6 reasons to work in business development

  • June 10th, 2019
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Have you thought about developing your skills in business development? Looking to delve into a new avenue in recruitment? Or simply looking to find your fit in recruitment as part of an integral team? Then working in business development could be the job for you. Still not sure? Here’s just six of our top reasons: […]

Healthcare professional shortages in the UK

  • May 31st, 2019
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The Migration Advisory Committee has advised that the UK is short of almost every type of healthcare professional, and that all medical professions should be placed on the shortage occupation list. Previously only Consultants in Clinical Radiology, Emergency Medicine and Old Age Psychiatry were on the list. What does this mean for healthcare professionals? It […]

6 Reasons To Become A Trainee Recruitment Consultant

  • November 7th, 2018
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Are you looking to begin an exciting new career in the world of recruitment? Looking for a change of scenery from your current sales role? Or want to learn an abundance of skills in a fast-paced environment? Then becoming a trainee recruitment consultant could be the job role for you. Still not sure? Here’s just […]

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 […]

How Valeria launched her radiography career in the UK

  • April 6th, 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 Valeria and find out how she’s finding living and working in the UK. Why were you interested […]

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 […]

National Apprenticeship Week 2018

  • March 9th, 2018
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To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week we asked our current and graduate apprentices, along with their managers, how an apprenticeship at Athona works for them. From working in a busy sales role to demanding support role, take a look at what our fantastic apprentices and their managers have to say: “Having Crystal join the Marketing team […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Severe shortage of radiologists in the NHS

  • January 9th, 2018
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Senior doctors have warned a lack of radiologists, especially interventional radiologists, is putting patients at risk. The government revealed more than a quarter of NHS Trusts in England don’t have enough radiologists, meaning patients needing surgery often have to experience more invasive operations, leading to putting them at higher risk. Recent figures have revealed on […]