Melbourn Village College students visit Ambulance HQ

Date: 29 January 2020

Melbourn Village College students visit EEAST Melbourn HQ
Photo (left to right): Melbourn Village College students with Dorothy Hosein (Chief Executive) and Tom Barker (Community Response Manager)

East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST) welcomed students from Melbourn Village College on Tuesday (28th January) to their ambulance headquarters, also based in Melbourn.

The six students, who are in years nine and ten, have a keen interest in working within the NHS in the future. The trip was arranged by the Trust in order to thank the students for their excellent assistance at EEAST’s Volunteer Conference last November, which was hosted at Melbourn Village College.

The teenagers were given the opportunity to explore at first hand some of the operations at EEAST, including its Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) and to investigate potential career pathways.

Louise Stephens (HART Paramedic), Melbourn Village College students, Tom Barker and Alex Laurent (Community Response Managers)

The students enjoyed an interesting afternoon, touring HART, viewing the latest emergency vehicles and discussing potential career options with paramedics and other professionals within the trust. The visit concluded with the students meeting Dorothy Hosein, Chief Executive.

Alex Laurent, Community Response Manager for Cambridgeshire thanked the students for all their help at the Volunteer Conference and expressed his delight at their interest in the NHS: “The students enthusiasm to learn about the emergency services was brilliant. It is great to see young talent so engaged and wanting to work with us”

  • Summary:

    East of England Ambulance Service Trust welcomed students from Melbourn Village College on Tuesday to their ambulance headquarters, also based in Melbourn.