What our staff say… 30 days in

We talk to our new starters after one month in the job to find out about their background, why they joined Attain and their aspirations.

Paul Lynch on his first 30 days at Attain

Tell us a little bit about yourself I have been working in Healthcare for the past 6 years having worked as a Programme Manager in Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals Foundation Trust and as Head of Programme Delivery for Connect Health, who are an independent sector provider of community musculoskeletal services to the NHS. Both roles […]

Adam Jogee on his first 30 days at Attain

Tell us a little bit about yourself I have been working in healthcare for the past ten years. My career journey has taken me from Huddersfield to London, Sydney and back again and I’ve worked across several NHS and management consulting roles. Having moved back to the UK from Sydney in summer this year, I […]

Michael Bewell on his first 30 days at Attain

Tell us a little bit about yourself I have over 15 years NHS experience delivering service transformation, developing technology and operational management. I am a father to two, and when not working, I love cycling and outdoor adventure. How have your first 30 days been at Attain? My first 30 days have been very welcoming […]

NHS Graduate, Freya Parker, reflects on her placement with Attain

Attain are proud to offer NHS Graduates a work placement for eight weeks, to understand how we work with the NHS to improve health and wellbeing. We asked Freya Parker about her experience with Attain team and here she reveals what her favourite aspects were and what she’s learned. What did you want to get […]

Lesley Kippax on her first 30 days at Attain

Tell us a little bit about yourself I started my career at Leyland DAF Trucks and was placed in the Supply Chain Team. Shortly after starting and a re-structure, I was offered a job in the Central Procurement Team. The trips to Eindhoven were exciting and I was given the opportunity to start the CIPS […]

Cariad Burgess on her first 30 days at Attain

Tell us a little bit about yourself I have worked in public sector healthcare for many years. My love and admiration of the NHS attracted me to the many dynamic roles, particularly within Acute Hospitals. I later transitioned into private sector healthcare and before I joined Attain I graduated in Business Management and Finance BSc […]

Priya Sharma on her first 30 days at Attain

Tell us a little bit about yourself I joined the Service Transformation Team in September 2018. Prior to joining, I had spent the last 9 years of my career working across the NHS in Quality and Service Improvement Roles, within various Acute Provider Organisations. I started off my career working within Clinical Governance and then […]

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Nicola Hepburn on her first 30 days at Attain

Tell us a little bit about yourself I am a mental health nurse and have had a varied and very untraditional yet interesting career, as pointed out by Gareth Hartley at my interview! I have been very fortunate to work across all sectors of the health and social care economy, from a ward nurse to […]

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Ann Akintaro reflects on her first 30 days at Attain

Tell us a little bit about yourself I graduated with a marketing degree in 2012 and I was offered a role at the London School of Economics. I have spent the last four years of my career working within finance and accounts. Prior to Attain, I was working for a PR company. How have your […]

Jayshree Badhan reflects on her first 30 days at Attain

Tell us a little bit about yourself I have been running my own marketing agency for the last four years, working directly with organisations from sectors including Retail, Public, Financial, Media and Publishing.  I developed campaigns that helped build brand awareness through PR, generated leads and revenue through email and social media and improved sales […]

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Dr Vineeta Mann reflects on her first 30 days at Attain

Tell us a little bit about yourself Prior to Attain, I worked in the NHS for six years as a medical doctor specialising in anaesthetics. Rotating through different hospitals and acute specialities gave me an in-depth knowledge of how hospital processes and policies work from the shop-floor. From the outset I’ve been involved in both […]

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Amy Wilson reflects on her first 30 days at Attain

Tell us a little bit about yourself I have spent my career working in the public sector in a diverse array of commercial roles, advising and influencing senior stakeholders and supporting commissioners to effectively integrate highly complex services. Most recently I led a major procurement working collaboratively with a clinical commissioning group and the local […]

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Francis Maietta talks to us about his first 30 days at Attain

Tell us a little bit about yourself I have worked closely with multi-billion-dollar enterprises, SMEs and start-ups, shaping business models, gathering requirements for improved business processes, mitigating risks and mentoring business leaders. I have extensive experience developing and delivering all aspects of strategic and commercial strategies for forward-thinking enterprises predominantly in healthcare. Drawing on my […]

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Sophia Malik reflects on her first 30 days at Attain

Tell us a little bit about yourself I have spent my career working in health, both for and with NHS organisations. Most recently I worked for a Clinical Commissioning Group where I led significant transformation around community services and planned care. I also have gained experience in the commissioning of integrated models of care and […]

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Scott Matthewman talks to us about his first 30 days at Attain

Tell us a little bit about yourself I joined Attain in September 2017 having spent the vast majority of my career in the public sector working at a senior and strategic level across health and social care. I specialise in system leadership and strategic planning, with a strong commitment to stakeholder engagement and management. I […]

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Sarah McKerracher talks to us about her first 30 days at Attain

 Tell us a little bit about yourself I joined Attain’s Service Transformation team in September 2017 after relocating to London from Perth, Western Australia. Moving to the UK has been a timely new challenge and adventure to embark on as I approached new transition points in my career and life, after having graduated from my […]

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Ben Gray talks to us about his first 30 days at Attain

Tell us a little bit about yourself The majority of my career has been spent in the NHS after joining through the National Finance Training Scheme. I quickly moved into acute operational roles and have worked in areas such as emergency medicine, surgery and more exotic specialities such as transplantation. Through a desire to broaden […]