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NHS Blood and Transplant Reviews

Updated 13 September 2018
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  1. "Blood Transplant Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at NHS Blood and Transplant part-time

    Pros

    Very friendly staff ready to offer help when ever needed.
    Great benefits packages and pension.
    Lots of training available to update and widen your knowledge.

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of.


  2. "Tissue donation staff"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NHS Blood and Transplant full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    To save people's lives

    Cons

    Long hours. Alot of driving.

  3. "Healthcare Technical Officer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Healthcare Technical Officer in London, England
    Current Employee - Healthcare Technical Officer in London, England

    I have been working at NHS Blood and Transplant part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good work life balance and friendly team

    Cons

    Not much overtime during weekends


  4. "Nice place to work but basic salary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NHS Blood and Transplant full-time

    Pros

    team is really nice and helpful

    Cons

    underpaid, lack of progression, repetitive task


  5. "Great Apprenticeship opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Apprenticeship Coordinator in Bristol, England
    Current Employee - Apprenticeship Coordinator in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NHS Blood and Transplant full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They develop their staff through many different internal courses and also have a large Apprenticeship offering which is open to anyone. My experience on my HR Level 5 Apprenticeship programme has given me lots of opportunities to develop and to gain experience in different areas I would not usually be involved in.

    Cons

    I am thoroughly enjoying my apprenticeship and cannot think of any cons

    Advice to Management

    Support their teams to complete an Apprenticeship if they are interested in development. Think about how they can factor in the study time requirement.


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    "Positive with room for improvement"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NHS Blood and Transplant full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Helping to save lives.
    Open management style including at board level.
    Technical innovacy with new IT systems.
    Flexible working.

    Cons

    Many institutionalised 'old timer' staff make new working practises hard to implement due to resistance.
    Mediocre efficiency in many business areas.
    Poor collaboration of teams at times.
    Changes are slow and painful to make.

    Advice to Management

    Make use of skillsets of new staff.
    Empower change - the old ways won't work in 2018.


  7. "Best employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Liverpool, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Liverpool, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NHS Blood and Transplant full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible working, upgraded computer systems, clean bright working environment, health and wellbeing taken seriously.

    Cons

    Most of the training is electronic and doesn't take into account different learning styles.

    Advice to Management

    Promote some of the amazing staff benefits when advertising new roles at individual centres

  8. Helpful (2)

    "NHSBT Graduate Scheme"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Filton, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Filton, England

    I have been working at NHS Blood and Transplant full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This is one of my first roles since leaving University and since joining I feel that I have learnt a lot and also benefit from a good work / life balance. There is a real sense that everyone is motivated towards the main objective of the organisation, to save / improve lives and I am personally very proud to work towards such a worthwhile cause with a great team of people.

    As a relatively new employee, the support of NHSBT towards the continuing professional development (CPD) of staff has struck me; there are lots of internal courses available of which I have particularly benefited from the management training.

    Cons

    It is honestly difficult to think of cons other than that my role is part of a 2 year contract and I would have liked the security of a longer term role.


  9. "A great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NHS Blood and Transplant full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I love working for such a diverse organisation and I am really proud of what we do. I have worked in a number of different industries accross the private and public sector and this organisation allows me to make the most of this experience. This is definitely the most rewarding role I've had over the last 30 years. My job is varied and I work with a great team. I thought I would stay here for a couple of years but nearly 10 years later I still haven't got bored!

    Cons

    No organisation is perfect but there isn't anything I would say is a 'con'


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NHS Blood and Transplant full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This truly is an organisation (and the people in it) that is striving to be better and recognises its challenges. There are huge opportunities to develop here, probably more than any organisation I've worked in, whether private or public sector. This may sound corny, but I love my job and I work with some brilliant people.

    Cons

    Hmm, no organisation is perfect, but there's nothing that comes to mind. The recent investment in technology has been very welcome.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the dialogue going with people and role model the leadership you want to see.


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