“I love the fact I can inspire and influence people to realise that they are capable of so much more than they think they are. And I feel like I’m making a difference."
“I joined the NHS in October 2012 after I was made redundant from a local newspaper. I applied for an administration assistant role in recruitment and have never looked back!
“Since then I’ve had a number of different jobs including Learning and Development Advisor, Senior Learning and Development Advisor and Business Manager.
“Now my role is to support medical and non-medical services with things like induction, compliance with mandatory training, trainee doctor placements, human resources queries and continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities. And to add to that, we’re now also on social media!
“I manage two teams and work alongside our Education and Training Director and clinical leads. My job is so varied. I get to meet and build relationships with lots of different people including NHS professionals, service users and carers. What’s great is that we’re all here to do the same thing - provide outstanding care and treatment to the people who need our services.
“I love the fact I can inspire and influence people to realise that they are capable of so much more than they think they are. And I feel like I’m making a difference.
“I never thought I would work for the NHS but it is one of the most rewarding professions I have ever come across. I have met some incredible, compassionate and determined people and it is great to see that we are all driven to achieving the same goals.
“Over the last five at the NHS I’ve learnt that if I push myself out of my comfort zone I can achieve things I never thought were possible. I work with fantastic teams and am fully supported by great leaders to deliver education and training for our non-clinical and clinical staff, apprentices and volunteers.”