Amy graduates into great new job

Amy Garside

One Staffordshire Moorlands graduate has proved she’s an industry must have and has landed her dream job with the NHS.

Amy Garside, 21, from Cheadle, decided to study law at degree level after enjoying her ‘A’ level in the subject and achieving a good mark.

This spurred her on to enrol on the Staffordshire University LLB(Hons) Law course, which she found to be a: “really good course with so many topics and lots of insight.”

Throughout her time at Staffs, Amy worked part time while she was studying.  She said: “It was really hard work fitting it all in but it was very interesting and ultimately very rewarding.”

During her third year she applied for two jobs, one at the NHS and one working at a local firm of Solicitors.  Though she was eventually offered both positions, Amy decided to accept the NHS job.

The position of HR Trainee is part of the Graduate Management Training Scheme and is based at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire, where she will have three placements covering different aspects of HR within the NHS.

She said: “I am being sponsored to do my Post Graduate diploma in HR Management by the NHS and so hope to become a Senior Manager and eventually a HR Director within the trust.”

“I chose to take the NHS job as I felt it would be a varied and interesting position that would offer me many challenges and opportunities.”

“I am really excited about beginning this career path, and would like to thank the University staff members, Janet Spence, Joanne Beswick and Julie Smith, who were always supportive and brilliant throughout my course.”

“Although I have gone slightly off the Law path, I hope that I serve as proof that you can get a job once you’ve graduated if you try hard enough and that all your hard work will pay off once you have a degree under your belt!”

Staffordshire University Vice Chancellor Professor Christine King said: “"We are immensely proud of our Class of 2009 - many of whom are bucking the recession and already making a big impact with employers in industry, business and the professions."

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