Aisha had been working in hospitality for a few years since leaving college, but when the Covid-19 pandemic hit and she was put on furlough, she decided to pursue a career in the NHS and found a role as front of house staff in the vaccine rollout.
“Hospitality is an unpredictable area to work in and I needed to find something more stable. I was looking at getting a nursing degree, but I didn’t have the grades needed for an access course degree. The advert for The Prince’s Trust popped up on Facebook and I thought why not, it seemed the easiest way to find a job in the NHS.”
“I was furloughed from my waitressing job and I needed more than just furlough. I was surviving but I was just getting by and I wanted something new. A lot of my boyfriend’s family work in the NHS, and I know they always need more staff. And of course, we could all see over social media that people were struggling and I just wanted to help.”
Aisha had applied for jobs in the NHS before and had struggled to get her foot in the door. She saw jobs that needed experience which she didn’t have, and she really enjoyed the Get into Health and Social Care programme and getting to know people better.
Aisha has started her role next week as front of house at a vaccination centre. She’d really recommend The Prince’s Trust programme to people looking for a role in the NHS.
“You miss 99% of the chances you don’t take!”