Story by Alison Higgins | Photo by Paul Harries
A young nurse from Burngreave, 26 year old Aisha Thabet, has been chosen as an ambassador for a new national nursing and Allied Health Profession [AHP] recruitment campaign.
Aisha works in the A&E department of the Northern General Hospital, and is one of a team health professionals from across the country to have been recruited as ambassadors. They will spread the word about their professions, talk about their experiences and provide first-hand advice to those thinking about doing a nursing or AHP degree.
“I’m really proud to have been chosen as an ambassador for this exciting new campaign. It’s vital that we inspire more young people to study these degrees and educate them on the huge range of opportunities that careers in nursing offer. Not only does studying nursing make you highly employable, in fact I was offered a job before I’d even finished my degree, but it’s hugely rewarding – as a nurse working in A&E, I get to make a real difference to people’s lives every day.”
Launching the campaign, Ian Cumming, Chief Executive Health Education England said:
“We want more young people leaving sixth form or college to consider a career in nursing and the allied health professions. These are highly valued and rewarding careers that we want young people to consider. These are roles that whilst challenging, offer a chance to make a real difference to people’s lives. These degrees offer some of the best rates of employability and a guaranteed job for life.”