Abby studied the Nursing and Paramedics Academy course and is now a Healthcare Assistant at Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
She told us,
“For years I knew I wanted to work within healthcare but didn’t know the right steps towards making that career jump. College helped me study and focus solely on what I needed to know to work in healthcare and gave me the experience of working within healthcare which lead to my first healthcare job.
“In my role now at the hospital I am in charge of taking care of a bay or more of patients this could mean that I am responsible for the care of 6-12 patients. Providing them with fulfilling their personal care needs and carrying out some basic observational tests and carrying out further examinations on patients that need it. I have completed and been awarded my Care Certificate, something that is really difficult to work towards and maintain whilst having a long hours full time job.
“CWC definitely helped me get to where I am today as it gave me the skills, qualifications and experience needed for me to be able to carry out my job effectively and efficiently. My advice, to those wanting to work in the industry, is to remember that it is not the be-all-and-end-all if you do not go to university. There are so many other ways of reaching an end goal and other opportunities which can arise along the way.”