I didn’t have an accounting background or any knowledge of finance, so I completed a couple of courses with The Open University whilst applying for training contracts and graduate schemes.
I also decided to run a marathon
I was asked to write a news article promoting the NHS graduate scheme as part of my Communications job, and it was exactly what I was looking for.
The selection process for the scheme is tough, but fortunately I managed to demonstrate my potential sufficiently to get the job.
I’m also the student representative on the ACCA’s Health Service Network panel.
Qualifying as an accountant is tough on its own, but you will also have to juggle a busy day job and other education commitments too. But if you have the drive and ambition to succeed it’s really rewarding
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