Paul joined NEAS last January and started his apprenticeship in March. After working in a number of roles - including customer service, catering and sports coaching, Paul joined a third party patent transport provider at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. This gave him the base-knowledge and confidence to apply for our clinical care apprenticeship.
He said: "Studying an apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to study towards a recognised qualification whilst being able to put what you've learnt in the classroom into practice.
"Whilst studying this apprenticeship I have been able to build my confidence both within my role and self-belief. I also appreciate the help and support from my peers, mentors and tutors who are always on hand to guide me in the right direction.
"There is a great work ethic, and the staff are all very supportive of each other. NEAS is like one big family and from my short time here, I feel I can go to anybody with any issues and they are always willing to help."