Before joining NEAS, Sam worked in retail and in a tea room in Northumberland, as well as volunteering for the Red Cross at their charity shop. He said: "I have enjoyed my apprenticeship so far as I have learned new skills and grown as a person. At the beginning I was slightly nervous as it was a new environment but quickly settled in once I got to know people and how the job works. I joined NEAS because it is part of the NHS which has a good reputation for quality and care.
"I'm not too sure about what I want to do in the future, but the option to progress to clinical care assistant and paramedic is defiantly there, especially with the apprenticeship courses being available"