National Apprenticeship Week 2019

  • March 11th, 2019
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Whilst celebrating and supporting #NationalApprenticeshipWeek last week, we spoke to Jo and Nicola from our HR team to discuss the Athona apprenticeship scheme: “Since September 2016 we have supported 14 apprentices in achieving their apprenticeship qualification and are really proud of the significant contribution they have made to our business. For us, our apprentices bring a […]

GMC includes burnout questions on this years’ national training survey

  • March 27th, 2018
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As the General Medical Council (GMC) continues to uphold standards of practice across the UK, they have recently seeked answers from doctors regarding the impact of burnout and exhaustion as part of the national training surveys (NTS). This is the first time such questions have been addressed, although the new questions are voluntary to answer. […]

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 […]

Day in the life of an apprentice

  • November 3rd, 2017
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Meet Natalie,  she is an apprentice for our Nursing division. Find out here what her day-to-day life is like at Athona. What does a typical day look like for you? A typical day for myself consists of booking shifts, sourcing new candidates and chasing compliance. I try to plan each day in advance so that […]

Day in the life of an apprentice

  • October 27th, 2017
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Meet Nicole, she is a Compliance administrator apprentice for our nursing team. Find out here what her day-to-day life is like at Athona. What does a typical day look like for you? A typical day for me is supporting the recruitment consultants with compliance needs. What tasks do you complete on a day-to-day basis? Chasing […]

Day in the life of an apprentice

  • October 20th, 2017
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Meet Lacie, she is a Sales Consultant apprentice for our surgery team. Find out here what her day-to-day life is like at Athona. What does a typical day look like for you? A typical day for me starts off by me sitting at my desk and getting out all of the things I will need […]

Day in the life of an apprentice

  • October 13th, 2017
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  Meet Crystal,  she is an apprentice for our Marketing team. Find out here what her day-to-day life is like at Athona. What does a typical day look like for you? A typical day for me starts off with me getting into work at around ten to nine, I will greet my team and turn […]

Day in the life of an apprentice

  • September 29th, 2017
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Meet Sean, he is a Sales Consultant apprentice for our Radiology team. Find out here what his day-to-day life is like at Athona. What does a typical day look like for you? A typical day for me is coming in at 8:20 and sorting out my emails from the evening before, making sure anything I […]

Jump in junior doctors training as GP’s in Wales

  • April 12th, 2017
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In 2016 the Welsh government offered a £20,000 incentive to junior doctors that trained as GP’s in the areas which have shortages. The incentive has seen a 16% increase in the number of junior doctors selecting to come to or stay in wales to train to become GP’s. Recent figures have shown that 84% of […]

Start your career in recruitment

  • January 6th, 2017
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Athona is looking for talented individuals to join our assessment day. Date: Thursday 23rd February Time: 10:30 – 16:30 Location: Athona Ltd. 1st Floor, Juniper House, Warley Hill Business Park, The Drive, Great Warley, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 3BE What should I expect from the assessment day? Group and individual exercises to assess your strengths Meet our knowledgeable […]

25% rise in student doctor places for NHS

  • October 6th, 2016
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The number of medical school places will increase by 25% in a bid to make NHS England ‘self-sufficient’. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced there will be 1,500 additional training places available each year, however he has called for greater loyalty to the NHS in return. The trainees will need to work for the NHS for […]

Meet our secret tool to your success

  • July 26th, 2016
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We understand supply teaching can be a challenging and varied role, that’s why we believe it’s crucial to have a recruitment agency supporting you every step of the way. We pride ourselves on the commitment we offer to our candidates and we know our education team are experts in the field. We recently had an […]