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(10 Posts)
Alita7 Thu 14-Aug-14 01:29:55

Anyone whose registered a baby before, what happens regarding occupation? I'm a student nurse and I want that on the bc rather than unemployed if that makes sense? Can I choose what is put or do they somehow decide for you?

ShadowStar Thu 14-Aug-14 01:31:46

As I recall, the registrar asks what your occupation is, and then puts down what you've told her.

I certainly didn't have to provide proof of the occupation I'd stated.

ColdCottage Thu 14-Aug-14 06:21:48

Yes, you just tell them. You could say bull fighter if you wanted to.

Congratulations smile

TestingTestingWonTooFree Thu 14-Aug-14 07:46:51

Why would they put unemployed if you're a student?

Alita7 Thu 14-Aug-14 09:56:36

Thank you!
I was just worried as technically I'm not employed.
Good to know they'll just put what I say smile

squizita Thu 14-Aug-14 10:13:08

They can put down trainee or student if you want, too. Student nurse would be fine!

MrsGiraffe12 Thu 14-Aug-14 10:15:23

I was a student when I had my eldest, and they put student on there :-)

Sinkingfeeling Thu 14-Aug-14 10:16:05

I'm a Registrar and 'unemployed' is never recorded in the occupation space. 'Student Nurse' is fine.

SweetPea3 Thu 14-Aug-14 15:57:41

I was a housewife at the time, but they said I could put down my previous occupation if I preferred.... so it's not strict.

PenguinsHatchedAnEgg Thu 14-Aug-14 20:22:28

They write what you tell them. I gave my profession this time even though I have been a SAHM for a couple of years. They don't check. You could say brain surgeon or astronaut if the registrar didn't guess you were fibbing.

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