Why did you become an Enterprise Adviser?
“I became an Enterprise Advisor to help young people get the advice and choice to do any career they want to do. Every child is different, so the enterprise advisor has to work with the school to get the advice they need at a young age. But also realise that young people can change their career paths later in life as well. I am particularly passionate about working for the NHS and also in new technology and data science careers that are becoming more popular in the modern world.”
Tell us about your chosen career or career pathway to your current role
“I did a degree in public administration and did a year’s placement year in the NHS. I loved working in the NHS and have worked in data and analytics for the last 24 years now – in particular I have a strong skillset in public health and analytics which has meant that I have been extremely busy over the covid pandemic during the last 2 year period. I also have a master’s degree in health science and a prince 2 project management qualification that has helped my career path as well.”
What careers advice would you give to your 16-year-old self?
“I did not know what I wanted to do when I was 16 years of age. I decided early that I wanted to go to do A levels and then onto university. My main advice is get some work experience in a job role early. I did a university placement year which helped me get a job later. However, don’t be forced to go to university as there are excellent work-based training that allow you to earn while you learn. For example. you can train as a nurse in the NHS on the job and do a nursing degree through your employer.”
What do you like/love best about living and working in Cumbria?
“I was born and brought up in the county of Cumbria. And I have worked hear most of my life. I lived away in Walsall and Leeds for 8 years but always wanted to work back home here in Cumbria. I love that you can travel and walk in some of the most beautiful countryside in the country in the Lake District, Pennines and Southern Uplands. Also love the people in Cumbria – they are really friendly hardy and will do anything for you – community is important to the people here.”
|Job Title:||Senior Analyst|
|Sector:||Health and Care|
|Key Skills:||Project management, strategic thinker & planner, employability skills knowledge, data analytics|
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