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corvetteBlack

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Thu 20 Jul 17 11:29

Off topic but... anyone hiring?


Hi all,

I'm returning to the UK in a months time (after working for 1 year in Silicon Valley California). I finished uni in 2012 and have 5 years work experience in software engineering. If any of you are a manager and are looking for an employee please let me know.

Smile



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stevel98

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Thu 20 Jul 17 15:13

Re: Off topic but... anyone hiring?


The NHS here is seriously needing competent IT and s/ware engineers as are a lot of the systems and equipment vendors as networking and connectivity is only just really getting started in healthcare.

Register with this site for news of what's happening in the UK. NPAG was created to allow private facilitators to infiltrate the NHS's systems and make it all happen.

A good working knowledge of wifi, networking and IT security will take you far these days.

http://www.npag.org.uk/

The National Performance Advisory Group is launching a new group The IT & Connectivity Network.

IT systems are reaching out into every area of society and new mobile technology bringing IT into every aspect of our lives. Government and social pressure are causing a rush into data sharing and connectivity without building the robust infrastructure, security, governance and supplier interfaces to ensure safe reliable provision.

Following a successful Inaugural Meeting in May, NPAG have recognised the clear demand for a cohesive IT -focused group, which straddles Health and Social Care organisations. This network will bring together NHS & Com-munity IT professionals, Clinical Engineers, and Suppliers to understand and overcome some of the intra-operability, security and connection issues. It will allow shared learning and training across organisations, pulling together a disparate community and gaining valuable insights from suppliers and experts.

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corvetteBlack

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Mon 07 Aug 17 09:54

Re: Off topic but... anyone hiring?


Thanks a lot Steve, I'll look into that, already applied for a few NHS IT jobs but my applications where declined Sad. I've got two face to face interviews lined up when I return. Hopefully it will be easier getting a job when I'm physically there.


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Hi, I'm a British citizen, though not born in England, who is now living in San Jose, California. I own a 1989 6 SP Manual C4 Corvette. I might return to live in England one day so I am a member of this UK Corvette Club.

I'm also a member of Corvette Forum US.
http://www.corvetteforum.com/forums/members/533515-corvetteb...

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stevel98

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Mon 07 Aug 17 13:08

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Good luck.. Smile

What your up against in the NHS, is the fact that although the rules state that jobs have to be advertised externally as well as internally, they are often earmarked for internal applicants.

In other words, the interviewers are only going through the motions as they know beforehand who is going to get the job! So don't sweat it, as if you don't get a post, its really nothing to do with anything lacking in your skills and experience.

This is a company I'm have been using for a few years now, totally excellent in terms of product and service. Head and shoulders about the rest. Where we used to use Hewlett-Packard and latterly Philips (the current owner of HP medical div.) we now use Mindray and it seems that everyone else is moving to them as well.

I've just kitted out a new A&E, 60 bed ward area, a complete hospital on Arran and replaced every monitor in Theatre/ITU etc with their products and its all working faultlessly. All networked off our own wifi where before it was Philips own proprietary networking systems (). Our nurses carry Samsung phones to alert them of patient issues linked to any monitoring system.

All this is putting a strain on out IT dept, who are struggling skillwise to cope with the latest in security etc especially as the latest thing is barcoding everything so you can tell at a swipe, the who, what, why and where of any device. A lot of our IT guys are retrained and fast tracked brickies and chippys who are good, but their lack of formal training is becoming obvious.

http://mindray.com/en/homepage/index.html

Regards,
Steve

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z06_tim

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Mon 07 Aug 17 18:16


We have a few vacancies in IT at Aston Martin:

https://www.astonmartin.com/en/careers/current-opportunities...


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CaptainK

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Thu 10 Aug 17 15:35

Re: Off topic but... anyone hiring?


stevel98 wrote (View Post):What your up against in the NHS, is the fact that although the rules state that jobs have to be advertised externally as well as internally, they are often earmarked for internal applicants.

In other words, the interviewers are only going through the motions as they know beforehand who is going to get the job! So don't sweat it, as if you don't get a post, its really nothing to do with anything lacking in your skills and experience.

You are not wrong there, even to the point where they earmark it for a very specific internal candidate and even other internal candidates can't get it, despite being the better candidate. Sometimes they invent better graded jobs just to get a specific person "promoted", as the NHS doesn't have a proper "promotion" career progression path.

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stevel98

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Thu 10 Aug 17 17:27

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Amen.. Rolling Eyes

I've interviewed people from other departments for posts here and we know beforehand who is going to get the post. Once I was told that someone was to get the post and I questioned it as they weren't my own choice, but I was told "..ah yes, Steve, your right of course, ..but its his turn in his own department to move on!"

Basically, if you are good at your job, you'll probably be kept doing it, but if you aren't or you don't really work in a team well, a post will be created to 'sideways' shift you as its easier and cheaper to do this than actually sack someone which normally never happens unless its really serious misconduct (use your imagination for I've seen it all!) or the like and the more status you have, the easier it is to survive this.

The support available here for this is enormous and can drag on for years for those who have problems. If one of my guys is off sick even for a day, I have to fill in a 5 page 'return to work' form, and they have to fill in their own forms all which is formally recorded and applied to the 'attendance pyramid' which escalates non attendance to higher levels of interview should you be off several times in your working year.

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CaptainK

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Wed 16 Aug 17 10:55

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stevel98 wrote (View Post):Basically, if you are good at your job, you'll probably be kept doing it
^^ This is exactly why I haven't been promoted, but the monkeys in the jobs in the grade above me just sit around and have no idea.

The rest of what you said above is 100% accurate for here too. It really is shocking behaviour.

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