Before I joined SRRT I was an emergency call assessor for West Midlands Ambulance Service. This gave me skills in customer service and the ability to work under stress while maintaining high targets.
I joined the Surge and Rapid Response team as I saw it as a great opportunity to develop skills and qualifications that I can utilise to progress my career within the Civil Service.
I love the camaraderie in Surge and the different challenges we face. I like the challenge of having to quickly train in different roles across government and responding to national crises. I have had lots of opportunities which have helped my confidence, I’m currently part of SRRT’s Brathay apprentice challenge team which involves fundraising for local charities and promoting apprenticeships.
Gary Cartwright, Surge Apprentice (Aged 26)