Current Employer/Organisation Name
What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?
I am currently on the NHS Graduate Scheme on the General Management specialism working as a Performance & Operations Manager in Bristol.
Why did you choose this career? And what do you enjoy most about your work?
I love how varied my days are and the responsibility I have been given, and the career opportunities in healthcare leadership are excellent.
What did you enjoy most about studying here?
I loved the city of Exeter and its proximity to the countryside. The student life was incredibly fun and the size of the city made getting around and being able to socialise alongside study very easy.
Why did you choose to study at Exeter?
I chose Exeter as it was relatively close to Bristol where I am from, and also the size of the city and the campus style made it very attractive. I also wanted to study at a Russell Group University and Exeter was my first choice.
What skills and experiences have been most useful for your career?
Personal skills are key – be open, friendly, honest, tactful and enthusiastic. ‘People remember not what you did, but how you made them feel’. Skills you learn at University are incredibly transferable to working life – discipline is crucial, for those times that you don’t want to do something but just get on and do it anyway. Problem solving is crucial, as is having an analytical mind.
What advice would you give to a current student who wishes to pursue your career?
You must be passionate about the NHS, passionate about healthcare and passionate about helping people.
What are your plans for the future?
Complete grad scheme and get an operational management role.