That is very interesting that the BMid girls all got jobs, but none of the dual degree girls did. What do you think is the reason for that?
I wonder whether it's because the BMid girls did more placement hours in the maternity unit, so therefore had more of a chance to build a relationship with their potential employer. My husband, cynic that he is, wonders if it is because those with a BMid only have fewer pay grades they can progress through than those with the RN qualification as well (ie: the BMid girls will ultimately be cheaper).
What becomes of those who don't have job offers? I believe to even work in an agency pool you need a year of post-grad experience.
It makes me feel a bit anxious, to be honest, as only the dual is offered at my local uni. I so desperately want to become a midwife, but I am terrified of getting into a degree, giving it my heart and soul, and then not finding a job at the end...
If you hear anything more about the employment outcomes of your cohort, please continue to update us. Thank you so much!
PS: When do you officially start your job as a registered midwife? It must be exciting and daunting all at once!