This morning’s World of Work talk at Bristol City College was with Dr Rachel Harland, who is the Medical Director and a Consultant Psychiatrist at the Priory Hospital in Bristol, she was interviewed by Rachael Ndungu. Speaking with Rachael before the interview, she told me she was finishing her Heath and Social Care course in June and aimed to one day become a mental health nurse.
Harland spoke about being told she would never be ‘clever enough’ to be a Doctor
and how that motivated her to ‘believe in herself’ and work even harder to
prove people wrong. She spoke of the different routes into health and social
care and the benefits of starting your career in the private health care sector.
She said she knows in the first few seconds of an interview whether someone is
meant for a role in health care; if they have the enthusiasm and passion for
caring for others.
a brilliant interview and was quick to put her hand up and ask how she could
get into a placement or apprenticeship at the Priory. It is great to see how
the World of Work talks can link students with leaders in their aspiring
careers and help them make the steps towards where they want to be.