Yomi Aminu - FdSc Nursing Associate


Why did you choose to study an apprenticeship?

I chose apprenticeship to develop my career in Health and Social Care because of my passion for looking after people. The apprenticeship is also fully funded by my employer and there is a good balance of work, family and social life during the period of training

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

So far, it’s been a brilliant, nervous and exciting journey, from the selection stages to when I received my TNA uniform and ID badge, first week in Uni was also very memorable and exciting. It’s been a wonderful experience so far, looking back now, the only regret I have right now is not starting the programme earlier. I’ll also consider my permanent placement area as the best in the hospital because the support network is too good to be true. The University of Salford is also the best place to learn and achieve dreams, the support and passion of the entire TNA team is outstanding, what more can I ask for…

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

As earlier mentioned, the support I’ve received from University of Salford is so far outstanding. The entire TNA team works tirelessly to ensure every student succeed. All the resources needed to achieve excellence are made readily available with support from all relevant departments involved.

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

My proudest achievement on the apprenticeship to date is securing a contract for the position of a Registered Nursing Associate with the Critical Care Unit at Salford Care Organisation. The contract will take effect on completion of my training. I’m very happy to have achieved this only in Module 4. It has been a great motivation for me to keep working hard as I have also received many positive feedbacks from the people I work with directly and other members of the MDTs.

What would you say to someone considering an apprenticeship?

To anyone considering an apprenticeship, I’ll strongly advise to go for it, there has been no regrets for me so far. It can be challenging and hard sometimes during the journey but always look at the bright side and what will be achieved in the end.

Do you have any advice for future apprentices?

To future apprentices, this is a great way to develop career and achieve dreams. The TNA apprenticeship is very interesting and there is a lot to learn, variety of placement opportunities and some very wonderful people to meet while on the course of study. Finally, to future apprentices, you’ll do better if you study at University of Salford.