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Here our team share their insights, views and expertise on the world of healthcare and the Virgin Care Difference, as they see it. Hear from our leaders, experts - and from those delivering our services every day. We cover a broad range of topics from discussing technology, practices today and our vision of how tomorrow might look.

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At 47 years old I was running out of opportunities, but an Apprenticeship at Virgin Care has opened so many doors for me

This week is National Apprenticeship Week and Jayne Pattison goes into detail about why it is extremely important to raise awareness surrounding apprenticeships, and reiterate that they can be for anyone.

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What it’s like working as a Virgin Care Apprentice

As part of National Apprenticeship Week (3rd-7th February 2020) our PR Executive Molly McNaughton, who is also studying for an apprenticeship, tells us why she thinks they provide an excellent route to getting a strong start in your career.

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Why I love working with apprentices

Sarah van der Merwe, our Head of Apprenticeships, goes in to detail about why apprenticeships are an amazingly useful way of educating yourself and progressing your career.

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Taking an apprenticeship has been life changing for me – here’s why!

Elly Gunning, 52, tells how completing an apprenticeship isn’t just for school leavers and you can do an apprenticeship whatever age you are.

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We’re committed to the future of healthcare in Britain by our ongoing recruitment of apprentices

As a former GP who has worked in healthcare for 34 years, I – like most of us across this wonderful and important sector – am committed to help train and build a skilled workforce to meet the future demands of a growing population that is living longer.

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We’ve signed up to the Social Mobility Pledge to help change Britain for the better

I am delighted to have signed Virgin Care up to the Social Mobility Pledge, which will mean our organisation will be working with others to make a real difference to social mobility in the workplace.

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Writing Your CV – The basics you need to know

Struggling to structure your CV? Feeling like you have reached a brick wall? Here are some of our top tips on how to write a stand out CV.

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My experience of working at Virgin Care as part of the NHS Graduate Management Scheme

Jaskiran, who joined us from the NHS Graduate Management Scheme, tells how her time at Virgin Care has given her a greater understanding of the world of health and social care and says she feels this will benefit her now and throughout her career.

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Interview Do’s and Dont’s!

Maybe you haven’t had an interview for years; maybe you have suddenly become nervous and want to pull out? Or maybe you feel calm and collected and know you are going to give it your all. Here is our guide for you on our interview do’s and don’ts, aiming to set you up for a brilliant interview.

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How we’ve improved appraisal rates, to help us deliver improved outcomes

A happy team delivers better outcomes. Our people director Samantha writes on our blog today about what we’ve done to ensure we have a happy team.

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How I am improving the lives of older people with incontinence

Brian Kinsella is Clinical Lead and Clinical Nurse Continence Specialist in East Staffordshire. Over the last 18 months, Brian and Learning Disability Nurse Steph Brinklow, have been visiting care and assisted living homes together, educating staff about continence issues and helping to change the lives of people they care for.

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Why it’s wrong to say we sued the NHS because we lost a contract in Surrey

Much has been written and said about the procurement process which the NHS in Surrey ran back in 2016 to find the best organisation to deliver vital children’s services until 2022. A lot of what has been written is misleading or misinformed, and all of it has lost the key point: a procurement process is meant to be about picking the right provider – a principle we agree with.

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