Currently in the UK there’s something of a shortage of technicians trained in Epic in general, and the subsystems Epic Willow and Epic Beaker in particular.
It’s become known in the industry as a factor that limits expansion of Epic systems in the British healthcare system.
As such, it’s not uncommon for trusts and commercial businesses working in the sector to reach out to recruitment consultants when they can’t find an appropriate candidate.
The Epic Willow/Epic Beaker Marketplace
Looking for work as a trained Epic Willow or Epic Beaker specialist shouldn’t be difficult. The high demand for candidates compared to the number of qualified options makes it a great market to be a candidate in.
There is a problem, though, and it can be neatly summed up as ‘big fish in a small pond’ syndrome.
What we mean by that is that the field is so small, and the entry requirements so exacting, that hiring managers and decision makers looking to fill a role aren’t comfortable with advertising the role on traditional job boards.
They know very well that the vast majority of applicants they’d receive won’t be capable of doing what the role demands. Sorting those out can take a surprising amount of time, even discarding obviously-inadequate CVs immediately.
Instead they reach out to recruitment consultancies like us, knowing they can rely on our market knowledge and networking. At IT Works we’ll also pre-qualify candidates, so our clients know their shortlist will only include contenders worth their time to interview and hire.
It’s easy to see how this can be attractive to a busy hiring manager, and why they’ve chosen this approach.
To ensure your CV is among those that actually reach the decision makers, make sure you reach out to us for a quick conversation. We’ll be delighted to discuss your career and your prospects. You can contact us here.