Health and Social Care – Wendy
Since joining Rotherham College in 2000, Wendy has helped students and Apprentices reach their career goals across the healthcare sector. Thanks to her tireless hard work and effort, in 2017 she was presented with an Outstanding Contribution award by the College.
Becoming a nurse at 18 and a Ward Sister at just 24, Wendy has extensive experience in the healthcare sector and has developed strong links with care settings across South Yorkshire.
Work placements and Apprenticeships are a vital way of learning the skills needed in the sector, and Wendy feels that the experience is important in helping students decide whether or not the industry is for them: “a work placement shows if a student has the ability to get on with people and develop the resilience they need. It also gives them a taste of care work in a range of areas that they might not have been aware of before and can even lead to a full-time Apprenticeship.”