I've worked in the NHS for 25 years and I can't believe where the time has gone.
I started work in the NHS when I was 18 as a Junior B medical laboratory scientific officer in pathology. I remember repeating my job title to my Dad over and over again so he could remember it because I was so proud. I hadn't just got myself a job, I'd got myself a career.
I've come a long way since I was 18 and I'm still proud to work in the NHS. I worked in pathology for 18 years and as a senior biomedical scientist and then I was supported by my employer to take a management studies course. This led me to change my career to information and technology. I've worked my way up from project support manager to information and technology programme manager. I'm proof that if you work hard enough you can develop your career in the NHS.
I love the sense of achievement I get each day knowing that I'm doing my bit to help make people better. I would encourage anyone to consider the NHS as the career of choice.