It is that exciting time of the year when many soon to be physiotherapists, OTs and other AHPs consider looking for their first qualified posts after finishing University. For this #physiotalk on Monday 4th April (8pm BST) @therapyad are teaming up with us and #AHPCareers fair to discuss thoughts and options on applying for jobs. We are keen to hear your thoughts on applying for posts and whether you are looking for the more traditional rotational posts, a fixed post or another newer model of working for a new graduate?
We have looked at similar topics in the past around this time of year ( 2015 and 2014 (which has quite a few resources to look at)) but as the jobs market develops with new models of working we felt it was appropriate to look at this topic again for all you final year students, new graduates and of course more experienced staff, who may well be doing the recruiting and interviewing – what are you looking for in a new graduate?
Therapy Advertising are also running a specific AHP Careers fair for qualifying Physiotherapy and OT students on Saturday 16th April where you will have the chance to meet NHS trusts, private companies and recruitment teams to informally discuss job options with them, as well as a range of free seminars designed to help you with your application and interview stages as well as other graduate options.
Areas for chat
We will be looking at the following questions during the chat:
- Do you have any concerns about leaving university and applying for your first position?
- Do you have a specific area you want to work in or are you looking for a rotational position?
- Have any of your placement experiences during your training influenced your thoughts on areas you want to work in?
- Are you keen on applying for posts within areas you have experienced placements in or are you spreading your net wider?
- What is the main quality as a newly qualified professional that you think employers will be looking for?
Chat host biography
Lisa Plummer has been a physiotherapist for over 20 years and worked within the NHS, overseas and as an undergraduate physiotherapy lecturer. She is now working in business, running CPD and careers events for AHPs – such as the #AHPcareers fair
Another busy chat – but you can catch up with all the tweets in our chat transcript