Studied: Employment Gateway programme
Progression: Clinical Support Worker at Walsall Manor Hospital
Having previously studied microbiology in India, Jananie Saravanapavanathan had always liked the idea of working in a medical setting. Although her career in the UK took a different turn into telesales, her initial ambition is finally coming true through a new job as a NHS clinical support worker.
Jananie’s new career has come about through a pre-employment training provided by the NHS, whg and Walsall College, with help from Walsall Works.
“This is the first step on the medical career ladder for me,” said Jananie. “It’s a different working world to anything I’ve experienced before. I’ll also be out of my comfort zone at first but I’m excited to get started and learn new things.”
Jananie adds that her training programme has been a welcome pathway for her to follow.
Jananie added: “For those of us who have struggled to get back into work after the pandemic, a training programme like this can give us hope. It proves that people from all backgrounds or who lack qualifications still have the chance to prove themselves and be successful.
“For me personally, it feels like all my years of study have some sort of value again. I feel really motivated by this new career start.”