However, as work was hard to come by, I moved back in with my parents and started working part time in Operations at my local Boots. I soon moved over to the Pharmacy and Healthcare department, and worked on the Healthcare counter as an Advisor. During this time I started to apply for jobs in the NHS, and came across the Graduate Management Training Scheme. I chose to apply for the Informatics stream as it is an area which is constantly developing, and would give me an opportunity to develop new skills, as well as building on the analytical skills I developed during my studies.
While applying for the scheme I started a job as a Laboratory Assistant in Biochemistry at Addenbrookes Hospital. I really enjoyed my work, and it showed me that I wanted a further career in the NHS, but I wanted more responsibility and the chance to lead. When I found out my application to the graduate scheme was successful I jumped at the chance, and am looking forward to an exciting two years on the scheme, and a challenging career in the NHS.
We are currently undergoing a huge transformation which is so exciting to be a part of, and I love the opportunity to be innovative and explore ideas for improving quality and efficiency. The best part of my job is the sheer variety of projects I get to work on, and working with people from so many different types of organisation, including council, ambulance, hospitals, mental health, patients, GPs and charities.
You will constantly be in new situations with new information. Ask questions, you will learn so much more.
If there's something you want to see or do then ask! Orientation is a very special opportunity to see different areas of the NHS, make the most of it.
Get involved and make the most of every opportunity, its a great way to meet people and learn new skills!
Whatever your future leadership ambitions are, the NHS offers a fantastic start with a variety of challenging placements in an organisation that is wholeheartedly determined to provide equal opportunities to all employees. Selection for the scheme is based solely on aptitude and ability to ensure we have the best leaders for the NHS.Visit website