Here at NIHR CLAHRC Wessex we have had the privilege to work with some very talented and determined people who have signed up to become an NIHR Trainee. It’s a demanding process where you are supported to carry out research, normally for a PhD, while continuing often in your day job, be that in the NHS or University. The NIHR has now set up an Academy to support trainees.
More than twenty have made it through the process and we wanted to capture their experience to help others who may be considering the idea. We asked them four questions:
- What have I got from being a trainee?
- What advice would you give to someone who’s thinking about applying?
- How did you manage juggling PhD and work?
- What is your best single piece of advice
Here is what they had to say..