Healthcare Support Worker Development

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Lynda Akpan

Lynda Akpan joined our Healthcare Support Worker Development (HCSWD) programme in Mental Health with one of our partnered NHS Trusts, Southern Health Foundation Trust.

Lynda's Story

It was always my dream to pursue a career within the healthcare sector but having started my career journey from a different sector meant that a breakthrough into the healthcare sector would be challenging. So, it was a no-brainer when I first heard of the HCSWD programme, I immediately realised that it was practically the best medium for me to transition into the health sector to pursue the career of my dream. 

The HCSWD programme

As expected, I was not disappointed as the HCSWD programme was well structured and focused on providing trainees with the fundamental theoretical and practical knowledge required to be a successful Healthcare Support Worker as well as exposure to career opportunities to explore at the completion of the program. The hospital placement aspect of the programme is excellent, as this exposes trainees to real-life experience and the opportunity to learn on the job.

The 6-month HCSWD programme gave me all the confidence that I needed to perform my day-to-day responsibilities as this is key for working in a dynamic environment like the NHS, where each day comes with different challenges.

I am now a qualified Mental Health Support Worker and currently pursuing my dream to qualify as a nurse, this has only been a reality because of the HCSWD programme.

Without any reservation, I will recommend the NHS Professionals training to anyone who is interested in pursuing a career in Healthcare, as this programme is certain to provide the knowledge and tools required to have a successful career.

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We regularly run our HCSWD programmes throughout the year at a number of our client Trusts. If you are interested in registering to one of our programmes, simply submit your interest today.


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