Callum also joined NEAS in January 2022 as a clinical care assistant. Before that, he was in the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards for over 12 years.
Callum said: "I chose to undertake the apprenticeship in order to provide me with the building blocks to progress onto the internal paramedic apprenticeship course to become a paramedic, which is a long-running ambition of mine. This will enable me to provide greater support and care to our patients and families within the North East .
"Alongside the apprenticeship, I am also SORT (specialist operations response team) trained which enhances the Trust's operational capability to respond to chemical, biological, radioactive, nuclear and explosives (CBRN) and MTA marauding terrorist attack (MTA) incidents.
"I get immense satisfaction providing care and get to make a difference daily. This role allows me to practice and develop my skills across a range of areas from building relationships to enhancing my understanding of clinical skills as well as cementing the foundations of my future career with NEAS."