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    Sports at the NAO

  • Posted on September 20, 2013 by

    Netball basket
    The NAO has a plethora of sports and social teams, so there are plenty of opportunities to get involved in something other than audit.

    I am a keen member of the NAO’s netball team, despite not having played since being at school. Initially I was hesitant to offer my services, being all too keenly aware of my lack of netballing skills and fearful of being more a hindrance than an aide. I have now been playing with the team for over a year. That doesn’t mean to say that I have improved at all; I just go along because I enjoy it and the team are more than happy for me to cause chaos across the court. Thankfully there are far better members of the team who can redeem my amateur performance. more… Sports at the NAO

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  • It’s college time

  • Posted on September 13, 2013 by

    Students in college
    At the end of July I set off to King’s Cross to attend four weeks of college in preparation for our upcoming exams in November (the final three which make up the Advance stage). I was sporting a rucksack (to transport the copious amounts of folders, books and guides I knew I was about to receive), and feeling a little like it was the first day back at university (or even school!). more… It’s college time

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  • Final audit countdown

  • Posted on July 19, 2013 by

    Stethoscope on keyboard
    Hi all!

    My first blog entry is written as we come towards the end of the final audit season. I am a second year graduate trainee on the Department of Health team. I have just arrived back in the office now, which is the first time for a few months. The vast majority of my clients are London-based, so it’s rare that I’m very far from home (apart from when I am lucky enough to be away on international audit!).

    It’s great to catch up at the end of audit season in the office with my friends in my graduate intake and hear about their experiences. I have also appreciated going to my departmental team meetings which is a good opportunity to hear how other audits are progressing and to get an overall picture of how our area is doing overall. more… Final audit countdown

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