Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Changing Her Career Was a Caring Move

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Changing Her Career Was a Caring Move

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Training proved to be the right prescription for Joanne McCowey, helping her change direction and achieve healthy career development.

After five years in office-based administrative posts, she enrolled, at 23, on a Learning and Skills Council Tyne and Wear-funded Advanced Apprenticeship which allowed her to switch to the caring role she craved.

Joanne, 29, pictured, now works as a qualified nurse on the children's bone marrow transplant ward at Newcastle General Hospital ( a job she only dreamed of a few years ago.

When she left school, Joanne, from Seaton Delaval, went straight into the office environment, but after helping her parents who are both qualified nurses, care for their parents who were diagnosed with cancer, she decided to follow in her family's footsteps and work towards a career in care.

While working at a nursing home in Newcastle, Joanne successfully completed her Advanced Apprenticeship in Care. She then moved on to study for a Diploma of Higher Education in Nursing Studies ( Child Branch at Northumbria University. …

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