Twenty two graduates from a pool of sixty have been selected for jobs with a starting maximum salary of £21,000. The sixty graduates took part in a one year course which involved three days a week working in a trust and two days studying for a diploma.
Kahn believes that the scheme will encourage others to take up roles within mental health services, something not seen as appealing compared to traditional medical roles. However, as Kahn points out, with a psychotherapist earning £43,000 and psychiatrists earning upwards of £53,000, the lack of interest is baffling. Something that Kahn acknowledges can be off-putting is the need for professional registration, needing experience, training qualification and a proof of competence.
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