Sophie Hope - Supported Internship with Polaris Medical Services
Foundation Studies student Sophie Hope is currently completing her Supported Internship placement at Polaris Medical Services. Sophies role at the private ambulance service involves supporting paramedics and emergency support staff with various important duties including stocking medical equipment, treatments, and medicines within multiple rapid response vehicles ready for 999 response and emergency call outs.
Sophie further carries out the criteria and inspection process to meet the requirements of the Care Quality Commission and the NHS Trusts Polaris Medical Services serve.
Sophie expressed her love of working at Polaris saying: "I love working at Polaris. I'm really enjoying learning about medical services, the ambulances and meeting the paramedics during their shifts. The Polaris HQ is a lovely clean environment. I feel very proud of myself to have so much responsibility and I'm looking forward to learning as much as I can to help others."
A Supported Internship is specifically aimed at young people aged 16-24 who have a statement of special educational needs, a Learning Difficulty Assessment, or an Education Health and Care plan, who want to move into employment and need extra support to do so.
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