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Dishonest builder's 'CV of lies' blags top NHS positions

Dishonest builder's 'CV of lies' blags top NHS positions

News that a builder faked multiple university-level qualifications to land several top NHS jobs should spark HR departments into checking their employees' credentials to ensure both customer and staff safety.

Jon Andrewes, from Devon, referred to himself as a Doctor and put fake PhDs on his CV, as he blagged his way to becoming Chairman of two NHS Trusts and a hospice – Plymouth Herald reports.

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Comments (1)

  • Sir
    Tue, 7 Mar 2017 1:32pm GMT
    For most jobs, qualifications are unimportant (medics, accountants and a few others aside) - it's a matter of 'Can you do the job (safely, competently etc) ?'. What bothers me here in the Andrewes case is that it took 12 years for him to get rumbled and his performance was described as sometimes unsatisfactory - what, only sometimes ? Who passed him in probation ?
    It only goes to prove that there's a lot of 'witch doctor' syndrome around many jobs, with all sorts of qualifications and experience being cited as necessary, when in reality any Tom, Sue or Harriet with an ounce of gumption can make a decent stab at it and earn a 6 figure salary into the bargain.
    The employer is the fraud here for suggesting a list of job 'requirements' that aren't really requirements at all.
    .............. and we wonder why there is a 'glass ceiling'.