Cambria student Tammy is a great example of an apprentice at the Welsh Ambulance Service

The Trust currently has a number of young apprentices working for the organisation in its fleet and administration departments.

Tammy Bishop from Wrexham has worked with the Trust as an apprentice vehicle technician for the last two-and-a-half years as part of her Automotive Engineering course at Coleg Cambria.

In that time the 23-year-old has successfully achieved her Level Three qualification, as well as gaining her Heavy Goods Vehicle licence, and is based at the new Ambulance and Fire Services Resource Centre in the town.

Tammy said: “At first I was training to be a chef but I didn’t like that in the real world. I think I always really wanted to do automotive engineering, but never wanted to go on the course because it was full of lads.

“The Trust got in touch with my tutor at college to offer the apprenticeship and they told me I should go for it.

“It’s been good and a lot different from working in a normal garage. We service the vehicles including if any of the ambulances have to come off the road.

“We have to service the inside of the ambulance as well, including the stretchers and spine boards and the electrics are different and quite complicated.

“Working for the Trust looks good for anyone if you can say you’ve worked on ambulances.”

Tammy is one of four apprentice vehicle technicians currently working for the ambulance service, with others based at its workshops in Bangor, Cardiff and Blackwood.

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