Kaitlyn always wanted a career in healthcare and heard about the apprenticeship opportunity via her Sixth Form. She had already studied a Health and Social Care qualification and now, after a few months of training, she is a busy and valued member of the team.
Kaitlyn is mentored by the team of nurses, especially lead nurse Claire Rainger, and says that everyone is happy to offer professional advice and support: 'I really like the practical aspect of this work and wanted something where I was kept busy and active, rather than going on to study at university. I have really felt supported and have already completed courses and training, so I can take bloods, do blood pressure checks, ECGs and perform health checks. We are all one big team. I am happy to learn more and progress. I work full time and sometimes patients are surprised because I am so young but taking this route has definitely been the right move for me.'