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Guest blog post: Jiaxuan – BEng graduate, talks about her experience at Orion Health, exhibitors at City’s Engineering, Science & Technology Fair 2014.

Orion Health placement studentI studied BEng Engineering with Management and Entrepreneurship at City University London. Along with that, I also achieved a double degree BA Industrial Design in Harbin University of Science and Technology (HUST), China.

My studies equipped me with a thorough background of design theories, it gave me a mix of engineering, business and management principles. I wanted to apply for a graduate scheme as I wanted to settle into a professional work environment soon after university, and receive relevant IT skills whilst gaining hands on experience,

I first met Orion Health at a networking event that City University held. I really enjoyed talking to the team from Orion Health, they gave me a good feel for the company and the different career paths that would be available to me as a graduate there. I could feel a friendly and comfortable organization culture from them. They showed me some applications developed by Orion Health, and the products really appealed to me.

In December 2013, another member of the Orion Health team presented a seminar at City University which I attended, and it was about how IT solutions can make a real difference to healthcare organisations and to patients. The guy who presented it, Andy, was really passionate about the company and what they do.

A few weeks after the seminar, I applied for and was successfully enrolled on an assessment day for Orion Health’s Graduate 2014 Intake. The day itself was great fun, I met different people, took part in various tasks and learned even more about the company.

I was delighted when I was offered the role of Graduate Implementation Consultant with Orion Health. I have now been here for 4 weeks and am in a team of 5 graduates. We’ve been working in a specific role within established teams, as well as doing projects to help us learn about the company and products.  There’s a specific plan to train and guide us graduates to achieve a high level technical and business skills. All of my new colleagues are keen on helping us learn and grow.

I am very happy I got this opportunity to work in Orion Health. I was a student who didn’t know my future career – I am so pleased that I have a clear and exciting future with Orion Health.