A degree is an essential criteria for promotion, says paramedic Rhobert

Rhobert Jones BSc_Acute_Critical_Care

Rhobert Jones is a Paramedic and works for the Welsh Ambulance Service, in Caerphilly.

"I applied for the BSc (Hons) Acute and Critical Care course as Paramedic training has moved on substantially since I did my training 15 years ago.  

I didn't want to get left behind and also wanted to improve my practice by expanding my knowledge. 

What’s more, a degree is becoming an essential criteria for promotion nowadays.

As I work shifts, I tend to get a few days off a week. I've tried as much as possible to do my work while the kids are in school and my wife is in work so that it doesn't impact on family time. It's been hard but I enjoyed studying again.

It came as a complete shock to me when I found that I was enjoying the Law module! It's something that I now realise I only had limited knowledge of but is an essential part of any health care worker's role.  

I feel a much more rounded practitioner now."