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Little Zac procures top hospital job!

23 April 2019
Move over Sir Richard Branson – when it comes to being an effective boss it’s eight-year-old Zac Brunning who is flying high.

Because Zac, who has Down’s Syndrome, won over colleagues when he became boss forBoss Zac gets to grip with some paperwork the day in the procurement department at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Zac’s ‘work experience’, which supports his careers project at Cherry Hinton Primary School, came following a chat between his procurement materials controller dad, Neil, and director of procurement and supply chain, Ian Hooper.

Ian offered to be Zac’s PA, managers Sally Stokes and Paige Row became his deputies, and tasks delegated to staff included tidying up boxes where it emerged that sweets had been hidden by a mystery Easter bunny.

Zac, dressed in a full suit and waistcoat for his Tuesday (16 April) start, made an official inspection of level one and dished out various medals for good work before finally awarding an employee of the day trophy to purchasing manager Matthew Cooper.

NZac's high vis'eil said: “Zac had a fantastic time and I couldn’t thank Ian and my colleagues enough. They really made him welcome and feel part of the team. The official badge high-vis vest with The Boss written on the back certainly  raised a few smiles!”

Ian added: “We were delighted to welcome Zac to the department as boss for the day. He was very popular with the team and thanks to Neil’s meticulous planning, it was an enjoyable experience for all. We look forward to Zac visiting us again soon.”