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    Posted: 04 May 2007 at 8:30pm
Hi,

I hope someone can help me, I,ve recently applied for a Maternity Support Worker (HCA) position at my local hospital I,ll be based on the labour/maternity ward. Can anyone give me an idea of the type of questions I,ll be asked if I get an interview???. I so want this position. I,m currently a full time mum to my 3 young chidren, I,ve been at home for 2 years now I,ve no experience what so ever in this field just my skills of being a mum. All my working life I,ve worked in admin/accounts so this is a big change for me. I,m hoping to train as a midwife.....eventually!!!!! I,m 30 years old now surely this counts for something.

Can anyone advise please xx
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Hi Susan,

Sorry, I can't answer your question at all, but am in a similar situation to you - I am considering a job in a local nursing home - I've been a stay-at-home mum, then returned to full time work a coupla years ago ! I too have really only ever worked in offices/admin settings (apart from an 18 month stint as a school dinner lady !) and am not sure whether to apply for the position. i have thoroughly questioned my motives and believe I'm going to do this for the right reasons, but am not really sure what to expect. I am 40 next year and do wish I'd done Nursing when I was younger. I'm not able to commit to train to be a full time "proper" hospital nurse - I think I'm too old now, but think that maybe I can be just as valuable training for an NVQ (the Nursing home I'm considering applying to is offering this training. I wonder whether anyone can give me any advice/tips etc, also on interview questions etc. ? Good luck with your interview, Susan, I'm sure you'll do very well !
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Hiya

Im in the same situation with being in retail for three years and admin now for 4 months. The thing is i have against me is i am 19years old, ive wanted to be a midwife since i was 10. now i feel im ready to take on the challange and work hard (i know its going to be hard) to get where i want, but i feel my age is against me as i dont have the life experience. Your soo lucky to find a job in a maternity ward, ive been looking for months!!

Hope all goes well!!

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Hello Susan,Helvira and Jo,

My story is simialar to yours in that I started my nurse training when I was 34. I had been a stay at home mum with my 3 children for a few years with only a previouse history of office work. I could not get a healthcarers job and fortunately for me I had the required amount of GCSE equivalents (O'levels and and CSE's at grade 1) to go straight to university. I did not have the maths but that did not matter as they give you an maths and literacy test before you start and it was not hard!!!! and my uni also offered extra maths tuition (drugs calculations).

As far as age goes, then there were people in their 50's starting nurse training so that is not a problem

You do receive a bursary whilst you train and if your older than 24 you also get extra called mature students allowance....I think that may be because we need to buy more makeup to cover our wrinkles

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Originally posted by SUSAN

Hi,

I hope someone can help me, I,ve recently applied for a Maternity Support Worker (HCA) position at my local hospital I,ll be based on the labour/maternity ward. Can anyone give me an idea of the type of questions I,ll be asked if I get an interview???. I so want this position. I,m currently a full time mum to my 3 young chidren, I,ve been at home for 2 years now I,ve no experience what so ever in this field just my skills of being a mum. All my working life I,ve worked in admin/accounts so this is a big change for me. I,m hoping to train as a midwife.....eventually!!!!! I,m 30 years old now surely this counts for something.

Can anyone advise please xx



you can search it on Google.com by typing the following line.
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i am sure that you will get plenty of interview question and solution which will help u to clear the the Interview successfully. i am sure that you can do it.
thank you !!!
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