Jacki Turner- BSc (Hons) Podiatry

Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust

Why did you choose to study an apprenticeship?

I completed my Podiatry Assistant training four years ago and felt that I wanted to continue developing my knowledge and progress in my career. I am a mature student with the financial responsibilities of a family. The apprenticeship route meant that I could continue earning whilst I study. I have a supportive team at work who are on hand to offer advice and guidance throughout my training which is a huge advantage.

Looking back over your time on the apprenticeship so far, how have you found the whole experience?

My first year has flown by. At times it has been difficult to juggle work, study, travelling and family life but on the whole, it has been really fulfilling.

How would you describe the support that you’ve received from the University of Salford?

I have felt very supported. The clinical tutors have especially offered a great deal of guidance and encouragement.

What has been your proudest achievement on your apprenticeship to date?

I found one module particularly difficult, but I persevered and put lots of effort into my study and managed to get a really good mark.

What do you want to do once you complete your apprenticeship?

I will continue to work for my trust as a Podiatrist.

What would you say to someone considering an apprenticeship?

If you love everything Podiatry and are willing to put the time and work in, I would definitely recommend it.