My apprenticeship journey

My NCH&C apprenticeship journey

Yasmin Moore, HCA apprentice

What were your reasons for applying for the HCA apprentice role?

I was at the end of my first year at college and didn’t feel like it suited me. I’ve always wanted to be a nurse and when I saw the apprenticeship advertised, I thought I would apply as it would help me gain the experience and qualifications I needed.

What was your biggest learning/achievement?

My main goal was to learn how to handle and care for all types of patients, I have learnt how important it is that all patients are treated as equals.

What are your plans for the future?

I have now started a new job as a Community Healthcare Assistant Band 3, which I absolutely love. I feel more confident in myself and my nursing practice now that I have had experience working on the ward. I am still learning a lot and would like to complete another NVQ to help my career progression and my personal development.

What advice would you give others?

Save your money, study hard and keep going – it’s worth it in the end.

Would you recommend this to others?

Yes, I would. I feel like I have learnt a great amount in the apprenticeship.