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I've been offered an Interview at the NHS Deanery in Liverpool - thing is I live in Bolton and according to Google Maps its 28miles away - would be quite a far drive every morning If I did get it. …
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
I've been offered an Interview at the NHS Deanery in Liverpool - thing is I live in Bolton and according to Google Maps its 28miles away - would be quite a far drive every morning If I did get it.

Because of that I'm wondering if I should go for the interview as I really need to get out of the job im in but it does seem a little out of my range. Moving could be a possibility but all my friends and GF live in the Manchester area.
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
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1 Like #1
I suppose it depends how much you want the job - I expect the rush hour traffic would be bad in Liverpool

The NHS does offer alternative travel arrangements at a discount, railcards, metro etc so maybe if you could ask or call the PCT human resources dept
1 Like #2
I work roughly just over 20 miles from my home town, I honestly don't mind it... everyone says I must be mad! I think as fireheaven says it really depends on how much you want it, plus you'll prob find it easier to move about in the NHS once you get in, so after a year or so if another job becomes available nearby you'll be able to apply probably easier than someone who was applying from the outside.
1 Like #3
Even if you are not sure, do the interview. Its all good experience (will help you next time you need to do one). If you do wow their bits off in it, then you can see what incentives they will offer you (although unlikly with NHS) but you never know.

Plus, what will if take you? 45mins? 30 on a train maybe? not alot in the grand scheme oif things. think of the saps in the big grime of london commuting for 2 hours or so...

Anyhoo, good luck.
#4
The actual job does seem very good and could provide good experience but theres a niggly thought in the back of my head saying "it is out of your range"
1 Like #5
Go for it
#6
red_dwarfer
The actual job does seem very good and could provide good experience but theres a niggly thought in the back of my head saying "it is out of your range"


Could you not do a trial run with the travel to see how long it takes?

As angel said, once you are in with the NHS you can move closer when something comes up, you are more likely to get it internally and some of the NHS staff perks are pretty good
#7
lufc_ginge;5067490
Even if you are not sure, do the interview. Its all good experience (will help you next time you need to do one). If you do wow their bits off in it, then you can see what incentives they will offer you (although unlikly with NHS) but you never know.

Plus, what will if take you? 45mins? 30 on a train maybe? not alot in the grand scheme oif things. think of the saps in the big grime of london commuting for 2 hours or so...

Anyhoo, good luck.


Thats what I am thinking - just attend the interview for the experience - its when they say "Congrats you got the job" and I go through this again
1 Like #8
I also live in Bolton and used to commute to Liverpool daily.
Driving takes about an hour each way during the rush hour, if you can get flexible working hours then the commute can be shorter. The train is also a good option, there used to be a direct train from Bolton to Lime Street station leaving about 07h15 arriving in Liverpool about 08h20. There is free parking at Bolton train station, entrance from Orlando Street. If you want to change at Kirby then there are trains twice an hour through Wigan.
#9
pugw$sh;5067676
I also live in Bolton and used to commute to Liverpool daily.
Driving takes about an hour each way during the rush hour, if you can get flexible working hours then the commute can be shorter. The train is also a good option, there used to be a direct train from Bolton to Lime Street station leaving about 07h15 arriving in Liverpool about 08h20. There is free parking at Bolton train station, entrance from Orlando Street. If you want to change at Kirby then there are trains twice an hour through Wigan.


Ah cheers - Yeah I've commuted to Liverpool from Daisy Hill (in westhoughton) and it stopped at Kirby and wasnt that bad
banned#10
you are seriously moaning about driving 28 miles?

will take you half an hour - 45 minutes tops.

what a poor excuse for not going for it.

just think - who are you keeping out of an interview if you dont go? i am sure there would be other candidates who didnt get invited that perhaps would if they had another space
1 Like #11
I spent 5 months travelling 27 miles each way between Littlehampton and Horsham, with a 90 mile commute back home to Bedfordshire every weekend.

Admittedly is was cross-country and not town driving, but it was reasonably tolerable.

There was a guy at the place who commuted 50 miles into Horsham from Sevenoaks in Kent every day! He seemed to be permanently organising services for his motor, which I think was an older car with only 6000 between services.

We did move down here after 5 months and I now have an 9 mile trip each way, which is almost a big a pain when the kiddiwinks are getting dropped off at schools in term time, which neatly screws up the traffic.

If only the Mums realised just how huge a difference it makes when they're not on the road first thing!

Is there any scope to move closer to work if things look like they're panning out well for you?

If it's a job worth having then I reckon go for it.

Be prepared to start early and work a bit late to avoid the worst of the traffic.

Whatever you do: Good luck!
1 Like #12
My commute used to be double that. It was fine. The thing is, it isn't really how far away somewhere is, it's more a matter of how long it takes to get there.
#13
Cheers for the comments guys.

I'm gunna go for it and see what happens...

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#14
red_dwarfer
Cheers for the comments guys.

I'm gunna go for it and see what happens...

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The best of luck to you and I hope it all works out how you want it to :thumbsup:
#15
Best of luck, hope you get the job and everything works out well.
#16
why bother goin for it ..looks like youve already talked yourself out of it....wow 28 miles there and 28 miles back!..try getting out of bed 45mins earlier and make the journey...mind you driving in liverpool city centre is a total nightmare these days..it can take 20mins to get 2 miles once you approach the city centre.:roll:
#17
Mr Weasle;5069308
why bother goin for it ..looks like youve already talked yourself out of it....wow 28 miles there and 28 miles back!..try getting out of bed 45mins earlier and make the journey...mind you driving in liverpool city centre is a total nightmare these days..it can take 20mins to get 2 miles once you approach the city centre.:roll:


Thats my whole point - I wouldnt worry driving OUT of liverpool city centre every day. Most days of the week i'm driving out of the outskirts of manchester (east lancs road) and its dead driving out but I see the traffic jam going in

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