Hamidah took part on one of our NHS programmes, Healthcare Horizons, and later also completed Employability Skills and Equality and Diversity.
WHAT SITUATION WERE YOU IN BEFORE YOU STARTED WITH US?
Before starting the Healthcare Horizons programme, I was unemployed for a little less than a year. As I recently finished Sixth From and dropped out of University, I lacked experience within the working environment, which affected my confidence level. Due to this, I was finding it very difficult searching and looking for a job as I didn’t have the experience necessary for the NHS.
I dropped out of University in Nursing as I felt as though it was very emotionally demanding, but I was very interested in the different roles within the NHS, which is how I came across this programme. This programme allowed me to not only gain a qualification in Common Health Conditions but also gain access to apprenticeships and internal job vacancies within Bart’s Health NHS Trust.
WHAT WAS YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH THE HEALTHCARE HORIZONS PROGRAMME?
This programme allowed me to gain knowledge on the different types of common health conditions within society and how to possibly detect the illnesses beforehand, and also allowed me to gain confidence in terms of how to prepare for an interview, my CV and Supporting statement.
WHAT SUPPORT DID YOU GET FROM US?
The Hive team and Aidan/Ruskhana were extremely supportive and helped me immensely during and after the programme had finished. I was in contact with my advisor, Rahela whilst looking and applying for jobs. She would help me perfect my CV, help adjust my Supporting statement and prepare me for interviews, which was extremely helpful as I was able to successfully secure an apprenticeship within the NHS! Personally, I enjoyed the interactions with the different tutors and staff members. Due to lockdown it was cut short, however, I enjoyed all aspects of how the course was delivered.
Before being able to successfully find an apprenticeship, I also took part in Employability Skills and Equality and Diversity, which had allowed me to gain much knowledge and help me prepare for my role. I hope that the courses I took part in will allow me to progress from an apprenticeship to a full time position within the NHS.
Want to find out more?
Healthcare Horizons is a programme we run in conjunction with Barts Health NHS trust. It’s a great opportunity to get your foot in the door, so if you’re interested in applying or would like to find out more information about the programme please contact The Hive on 020 7510 9770 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our training is funded by the Mayor of London and the European Social Fund.