Filton College lets students experience dream occupation

Filton College lets students experience dream occupation

A new work placement partnership is enabling student to experience their dream job.

The Health and Social Care Department at Filton College offers students work placements as an integral part of the course.

But until now, they have been unable to fulfil the paramedic career path some student’s desire.

This year the Bristol Ambulance Service joined the college’s list of work placements to the delight of one student in particular.

Hollie Ind (17) has wanted to become a paramedic since she can remember. So when leaving school she knew that the first step was to undertake a level 3 course in Health and Social to enable entry to University.

She said: “Having a work placement at Bristol Ambulance has been amazing.

“I really enjoy getting out on the ambulances and learning about the roles within the ambulance services. Going to Bristol Ambulance has made me even more determined to follow a career as a paramedic.”

Geoff Clarke, operations manager at the Bristol Ambulance Service, said: “It has been a pleasure having Hollie with us so far.

“She shows a good attitude and commitment to her course, she has a great rapport with the staff she works with and shows great care and understanding towards the patients.”