Extra work experience pays off for Eleanor
Going above and beyond to gain valuable work experiences has paid off for one student, who has gained a prestigious place to study midwifery at a top Manchester university.
Eleanor Ward, 17, a former student of Carr Hill High School, is currently studying Health and Social Care at Blackpool Sixth. She has been offered a place at the University of Manchester on their midwifery course.
Gaining extra work experience on top of her placements through her BTEC course has been key for Eleanor obtaining her degree offer.
As well as extra hours on different hospital wards, Eleanor has been volunteering at a breastfeeding group every week and at ante and post-natal classes.
“I really think that getting all the extra work experience has been really important and I don’t think I would have been offered my place if I hadn’t done things like the breast feeding group,” said Eleanor.
“I think a lot of people who want to get into midwifery think that basic experience would be enough but it’s really important to gain lots of extra experience which is directly linked to the course.”
Eleanor is looking forward to starting her new course later this year and hopes to become a specialist midwife later on in her career.