• I am writing in reply to a letter printed in your paper (Letters, December 15). A working nurse was recommending that nurses who qualify in 2013 would be better off going to work in Marks and Spencers or emigrating, rather than taking the new package that will be offered to them. Well, good luck to them getting a job in Marks or anywhere else for that matter – ask the thousands who are unemployed and who cannot find a job anywhere.
I personally think that the package being offered is a great idea – for the first time in years, newly qualified nurses will have the option of employment and indeed experience in their own field.
My son has just completed a master's after seven years of study and would willingly take a job in his field at a 20pc reduction or more.