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I deeply believe that the job paramedics do on a daily basis is breathtaking and awe-inspiring. Being a paramedic is one of the most fast-paced and demanding jobs in the business, and they are counted on to care for patients at the most critical moments. The role requires medical expertise as well as the ability to handle large amounts of stress and pressure. On several occasions during my life I have been in an emergency situation where someone close to me has fallen ill, suddenly and unexpectedly. The quick and professional response from the paramedics both impressed and inspired me.

My interest in medicine and healthcare has been with me from a young age. My decision to begin a family delayed my higher education, but at no point did my dream rescind. I am self-motivated, and in recent years I have worked hard in order to improve my education. In 2004 I completed Advanced Certificates in Food Safety and in Health & Safety, fuelled by my desire to have skills which could help safeguard heath. I have also completed several certificates qualifying me in Adult Learner Support. I am currently studying with South Cheshire College, undertaking an ‘Access to Nursing’ qualification, which includes studies of Psychology, Health Related Studies, Study Skills, Life Sciences (Double) and updating my OCN English and Maths. I particularly enjoy the Life Science, which has included ‘Cells and Tissue’, ‘Digestion and Nutrition’, ‘Microbiology’ and currently studying ‘Human Physiology’.

My work experience has left me with many transferable skills which I am confident will help me in the study of paramedic science. I have experience as a sales administrator so I am highly organised, which will ensure my studies are thorough and complete. I have also worked as a Sales Manager and an Operations Manager which not only honed my leadership skills but gave me the opportunity to work dynamically as an integral part of a team. My business experience has also made me a skilled user of computer programmes such as Microsoft Office, and I have a confident presentation manner. My years of work experience have taught me how to maintain a positive and friendly working environment among my workers and colleagues as this is the best method of optimising performance. I believe that teamwork, leadership and decision-making are all essential characteristics for a prospective paramedic and I hope to prove myself worthy by performing to the best of my ability.

In my spare time I am an avid motor-sport fan. I have been involved with the sport since I was 14, starting off as a competitor in go-cart racing. I have gone on to compete in road-rallying and special stage racing, and since 2006 I have been a serious competitor in Rally-cross. I also relish every moment I can spend with my family. I am a single mother of four wonderful children whom encourage me to become the best I can possibly be. I have successfully balanced my family life with full time jobs and studying over the years, so I am used to working under a certain amount of pressure, but I feel I am a strong and capable woman who can rise to meet any challenge. I am full of optimism and the belief in a brighter tomorrow, and I strive to be able to use my skills so that I can help people experience the best of life.

I believe that I have a long list of strong characteristics that will make me an ideal candidate for this course. My years as a single mother have taught me to have a compassionate nature, yet I am quick to make decisions and willing to take a leading role during crisis situations. I have strong communication skills and a calm, reassuring manner which is essential in times of pressure. I am well organised, resilient, adaptable, and incredibly determined to achieve my goals. To be a paramedic has been an ongoing dream in my life and I will stop at nothing to make it come true. I hope one day to combine my motor-sport passion and medical knowledge, and become a motorbike First Response paramedic.

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