IBMS Support Hubs
In 2022, IBMS Council member Tahmina Hussain published an article in The Biomedical Scientist with Martyn Hicks on the perceived skills gap in pathology laboratories, and the impact this has on the workforce and service delivery.
To address these issues and provide careers advice, Sue Jones (IBMS Executive Head of Education) and Tahmina have re-introduced the IBMS Support Hub webinar series.
Over the course of 2023, the sessions offered valuable support for members interested in becoming a biomedical scientist, gaining HCPC registration and furthering their careers in biomedical science. Topics covered ranged from interview tips to sustainability in a laboratory context.
In 2024, a new series of Support Hubs will similarly aim to provide advice to students, apprentices, trainees and new graduates to better meet the requirements of employers, as well as information for colleagues who are further along in their career pathway.