Student case study: Zoe, Ambulance Technician

Former UHI Argyll student Zoe shares her journey to becoming an Ambulance Technician.

Not all students who study on the SWAP Access to Nursing programme go on to lead long careers in nursing. Former UHI Argyll student Zoe, from Campbeltown, is currently in the early stages of her Ambulance Technician training having been part of the 2020-21 SWAP Access to Nursing cohort.

Having completed the college programme Zoe went on to study Adult Nursing at the University West of Scotland. It was during this time that she saw an advertisement with the Scottish Ambulance Service recruiting Student Ambulance Technicians. With ambitions to become a Paramedic in the future, Zoe decided to apply.

Following the application stage, Zoe was required to undergo a fitness test, and pass her Category C driving test to progress through the process. Now, she is nine weeks into the Scottish Ambulance Technician course based in South Lanarkshire.

Commenting on the course, Zoe said:

“I’m loving every minute of the training, and getting to this stage of my career would not have been possible if it was not for the preparation and confidence I received through studying with UHI Argyll.”

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