Qualified nurse requires work - UK
Here is an interesting audio interview from the UK.
Marie Coddington is weeks away from being a fully trained nurse. Qualifying is easy, getting a job is the hard part. There are 270 new nurses looking for work.
[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Marie Coddington was born and bred in Nottingham in the 1970s. She's a single mum with two children and she's wanted to be a nurse from the age of eight after being a patient herself with ear problems
[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]She says: "The care and kindness that I received from the nurses at the time generated the dream of becoming a nurse myself."
[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]"Having left school without the qualifications needed to train as a nurse I took a different career path and trained to become a chef. I then went to work at the QMC as a domestic assistant and watching the staff on the wards refuelled my ambition and saw me going to college to gain the relevant qualifications to go to university."
[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Now she's just weeks away from qualifying as a staff nurse but there are 270 other newly qualified nurses also looking for employment.
[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Marie says: "In the last month I have applied for over 65 jobs across the whole of the UK. I think this shows my determination in my bid to realise my dreams and fulfill my vocation but to date I have not received any invitations for interview, but fingers crossed!"
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