The NHS is considered one of the best healthcare systems in the world which not only gives tremendous job satisfaction but also enormous opportunity for health professionals to learn and hone their skills further.
This will be my first experience to work abroad, which always had been my dream. I am looking forward to practising Histopathology with experts in their field and further improving my reporting by available ancillary tests like molecular analysis and plethora of immunohistochemistry panel available all under same roof.
Manchester is known for its architecture, culture, sports clubs and many more things. I am looking forward to be able to experience and see all of this!
As far as NHS jobs are concerned I think one needs to decide whether they would like to start in a district hospital or a University hospital setup. If one is really interested in research, teaching and aspire to develop their professional skills further then University Hospital is a better choice. It will be the right platform for them. But one must have prior adequate experience and an existing subspeciality interest or direction.
District General Hospitals are good for gaining more experience and confidence in reporting in addition to having a more relaxed professional life.
Regarding the interview:
Do not ask about relocation package and salary to the interview panel. Once you are offered a job, you can clarify this with the HR.
George from BDI resourcing initially contacted me. Thereafter I enquired about this agency from some of my friends and got positive feedback. Their Facebook group which I am also a member of, is very active, informative and helpful and I am sure puts this resourcing agency ahead of others.
I personally feel that getting a job through a resourcing agency is always much more hassle free, as there are many people who are there to hold your hands and guide when you plan to venture in uncharted waters, particularly as was in my case.
I am really happy and satisfied with the support and help provided by BDI resourcing. Here I would like to mention about George, who was always there to try to find the appropriate job for me, arranging online interview, briefing me beforehand and making sure I get remuneration appropriate for my experience. Isobel helped and guided me not only in filling those endless forms but also explaining adequately about the visa process, BRP and hotel quarantine.
Having got my skilled worker visa, I am travelling at the end of this month to start my new job. I am really looking forward to it!