15 Feb 2021
Grandfather Frank Rothwell has reached his £1 million dream fundraising target for Alzheimer’s Research UK – just days after completing his epic 3,000-mile solo row across the Atlantic Ocean. The 70-year-old set out to raise £1 million for dementia research by taking on the ‘world’s toughest row’ – the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge – which he completed on Saturday 6 February after 56 days at sea. Since crossing the finish line in Antigua, the Oldham-resident has received an overwhelming level of support from the public, as Frank’s JustGiving page continues to be inundated with donations, helping him hit his target. On 11 February, Frank finally reached the £1 million milestone, just five days after completing his challenge. Over 9,000 people have made a donation to Frank’s JustGiving page and the first £500,000 worth of donations were generously doubled by the Iceland Foods Charitable Foundation. Frank was motivated to raise £1 million for Alzheimer’s Research UK after witnessing the devastating impact of dementia in his own family.
13 Jan 2021
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I have been working at Alzheimer's Research UK full-time
ProsCouldn't possibly fault ARUK. It's an incredible place to work. The culture is brilliant, the people are lovely and every single person is incredibly talented, friendly and willing to go above and
ConsDoesn't always feel like there's much opportunity to progress up.
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Alzheimer's Research UK (Cambridge, England) in Aug 2020
InterviewI applied online through Indeed. I received a phone call maybe a week or so later to let me know I had been shortlisted and I was given the option to choose between a selection of times on the selected interview date (of the following week). Everything was very organised and I felt that this allowed me to prep and feel generally relaxed ahead of the call. A couple of days before the interview I submitted a presentation which I had been asked to do, which would explain why I felt my experience & skills best matched me as an individual, to the job role. The call went really well, there were two people who interviewed me. They were both very friendly, so I felt very at ease and the interview went very smoothly. I presented for around 20 minutes and then they had prepared a series of questions for me. The interview was around 90 minutes long. I felt that I had really impressed the panel and they had also asked questions that fell out of their prepared list with I answered well. I was told I'd hear back from them (whether I had been successful or not) by COP that week (my interview was on a Tuesday). I didn't hear back until the following Wednesday from the recruitment department within ARUK that they still hadn't made a decision and that they'd be in touch when they had. It wasn't until the Friday on that second week that I emailed chasing for an update. I didn't hear back again until the following Monday (13 days after my interview and 8 days after I was told I'd have answer from them) that I hadn't been successful. Considering that I had made the panel aware that I was unemployed, I felt it very unfair to be left waiting as long as I had been. I sent my feedback to the company but I never heard back from them so I don't think had any time for me and they made no effort to help me with any interview feedback for my future job search. Luckily I haven't had that experience with any other company or organisation that I have applied or interviewed with since. I have been completely put off applying for a position with this organisation again after such a disappointing experience and I know others have had similar experience which is such a shame. I have however now fallen into a wonderful role within another organisation which I enjoy very much!
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