Julia Allen on her first 30 days at Attain

Tell us a little bit about yourself

Twelve years ago I decided I’d like to apply my business skills and experience in supporting  the NHS.

Being an interim was the most expedient way to do this, and I implemented many beneficial changes working with commissioners and providers.

Prior to that I worked with IBM for twelve years, acting as a conduit between the customers, the techies and the salespeople ensuring we delivered what the customer requested.





How have your first 30 days been at Attain?

They have passed very quickly and I am surprised at how much I have absorbed which, is attributable to people taking the time to explain things and to work with me.

What attracted you to Attain?

I wanted a substantive role but I like variety, so a post with an NHS organisation wouldn’t have worked and I wanted an organisation I could relate to. When I investigated the job advert and found out about Attain’s values and profit cap I knew that is where I wanted to work.

What’s the best thing about being employed with Attain?

Attain is very professional and everyone is cooperative and helpful. I have received great support and encouragement which is very different from being an interim. On a very personal note, the fantastic coffee machine and the instant hot and cold water tap in the head office means it’s easy to stay hydrated very quickly!

What do you hope the future brings for you with Attain?

The digital initiative again, affords me the opportunity to act as a conduit between the users and the providers/suppliers, ensuring the NHS benefits from this evolution.

I would like to apply my experience of delivering new models of integrated care and developing innovative business solutions that improve workforce processes, finances and customer care.

By  placing me on varied projects, Attain will help me to continue assisting the NHS and for the NHS  to benefit from skills and knowledge that they may not readily have access to within their organisation.