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Working for the NHS

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21 Jun 2016
Having worked for Sellick Partnership for the last 10 years, I have successfully recruited to a number of NHS interim and permanent roles within the NHS. Within that time, I have built a number of strong and longstanding relationships with both clients and candidates.

When I initially began recruiting for the NHS at Sellick Partnership, clients were frequently requesting specific requirement for qualified accountants with previous and extensive NHS experience. Placing roles with the NHS is notoriously difficult and we work hard to secure roles for non NHS based candidates into the market – not only to broaden the talent pool of candidates, but also to add value to the organisations by providing them with staff that possess commercial mindsets.

Over the years, we have seen a significant shift in clients’ requirement, with many more adopting a more open approach to finding candidates with a relevant skillset as opposed to the right sector experience and right skillset combined.

There is no shortage of candidates that are keen to secure a role within both public sector and within commerce and industry. The NHS is an interesting sector and its continuous development capture the imagination of potential candidates across public and commercial candidates. Its complexity, proximity to the government and its capacity to truly make a difference to the lives of the people that it treats really makes the sector stand out.

If you are keen to make the transition from working within the commercial industry to the public sector, it is important that you thoroughly research the organisation that you are interviewing at, making sure that you aware of key agendas and also have knowledge of the wider NHS.

If you are trying to break into this sector, remain persistent, keep applying and ensure you are tailoring your CV specifically towards the role that you are applying for.

To discuss your transition into a role within the NHS or public sector, contact me on 0161 834 1642 or email Alternatively for further interview tips, check out our candidate resources section of the website.  Candidate Resources
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