20 Oct 2017
Hello every-one, my name is Callum and, for the next few months, I’ll be blogging about my experiences on the Scheme. This post is really going to be about me introducing myself to you. I’m from Manchester originally, but I now live in North Yorkshire. I joined the scheme this year, straight from the University of York. Most of my friends actually decided to stay another year at University, but I wanted to get out into the world and start helping people. I had always desired a career where I was helping people. In fact, when I was starting College I had wanted to be a Doctor, though I soon realised that science wasn’t really my forte, and that had I been given a scalpel in a surgery I might have been unable to distinguish between backside and elbow.
I started to shy away from Medicine at that point, and thought about the other things that I could do. I looked at careers in the public sector, and realised that most didn’t specify what your degree had to be in. I decided to study History at University, because I found it interesting. In my third year I began to look at jobs again, and stumbled across the website for the NHS Graduate Scheme. As I read it I became convinced that I had to apply. The Scheme offered me a chance to become part of an organisation that supported people from cradle to grave, an organisation with values that I truly believed in. The next two years are going to be very exciting, and, at times, very difficult, and I’ve already faced some challenges in the two weeks that I’ve been working. However, I will always be able to look back at those values as a reason to keep working hard, just as they were my reason to apply. If there’s any-one who reads those values, and finds them inspiring, then I would urge you to apply as well.