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Stevie is a healthcare assistant based in Woodbury, Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton area. She has been in her role for 7 months and given that her background had previously been in beauty therapy, we knew she’d be an ideal person to talk to about a career in health and social care.

Stevie says that she particularly loves the variety of the work involved in her job. “Every day is different and is always changing. Different patients, changing abilities, different situations to get stuck in to and I’m always learning. My days consists of driving between different homes, really helping people and working in a supportive and knowledgeable team.”

The route to her role was straightforward for Stevie – she found the vacancy online – but the process was helped by a supportive recruiting manager who suggested that she attend a workplace visit day so that she could really see what the job was like in action.

Stevie found this day particularly useful. She says: “The team were really welcoming, and I was able to shadow one of them prior to interviewing which was extremely helpful.”

And she says that the best bit of her job is that there is always something new to learn.  

She adds: “I love being able to make a difference to people and helping them when they need it most. Every shift I work – I feel rewarded and that I have touched lives.”

We are so pleased that Stevie seems to have found her calling. She says that her next steps are to complete the Level 3 diploma in healthcare and to then aim for a degree in nursing. She says: “I have always wanted to do this, but this role has reinforced that this is the path I wish to take and make my career in.”