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Diane Lane
Maternity support worker

My previous job gave me plenty of experience with health and safety, microorganisms and so on, but I’d never worked in any kind of healthcare environment. That didn’t matter, though, and with the support of the team, I very quickly picked up skills I never thought I’d have.

Since starting, I’ve done all of my training and qualifications and can now provide breastfeeding support to new mums, as well perform general observations.

A lot of people at my age are beginning to look forward to retirement, but with this job I really don’t mind working until I’m 65.

Being a healthcare assistant, or a maternity support worker as I am isn’t just for those leaving college or thinking of becoming a nurse, it’s also a great position if you’re returning to work or changing careers.