Former student Scott Bradburn returned to St Thomas More Catholic School on 19 May to offer his support to three sixth formers who are interested in following in his foot-steps by training to become paramedics.
Scott, 24 from Willenhall, is currently an Emergency Medical Technician within the West Midlands Ambulance Service. "The school contacted me to see if I’d be willing to visit them again for a few hours and chat with some of the students who are planning to become paramedics. It’s great to be able to encourage others into the profession. It’s also nice to see some of my former teachers."
Scott was required to attend a seven-month course and undergo on-job training as a member of an ambulance crew before enrolling on to his university degree. "I’m about eight months into the course and, all things being well, I should graduate in about two months. I can’t wait."
Sixth-form students Chloe Littleford, 17 from Bilston, and Millie Taylor, 18 from Darlaston, were fortunate enough to meet with Scott and quiz him for advice. Chloe, who is studying biology, chemistry, psychology and media A-levels said, "I’ve always been interested in the medical professions and have recently decided to become a paramedic, so this is a great opportunity for me."
Millie, who is studying applied science and health and social care amongst other subjects, added, "Scott brought in his ambulance so we could have a look around. It’s really interesting and quite inspiring."
We thank Scott for visiting and wish all the students lots of success in their future careers.