Our health consultancy team in Altrincham recently had the pleasure of spending a week with an extremely passionate intern thanks to the Social Mobility Foundation (SMF). It turns out she enjoyed her time with us so much, she decided to sum up her experience in a few words…
My name is Aiswarya and I am going into my last year of A levels in September. From the next academic year, I will be applying to study pharmacy at university. I applied for my internship with Mott MacDonald through the SMF, which is a charity that helps young people progress into higher education. I applied for an internship in the healthcare sector because of my interest in how healthcare affects the ordinary person’s day-to-day life.
During my week with Mott MacDonald, I did a mini-research project to discover if continuity with a GP affects the patient population for the better and what the benefits of continuity are. This week I learned about the hard work and strong work ethic that goes into producing results and making changes in the health sector; not just within the country but also across international borders, impacting the ordinary person in a positive and beneficial light.
The SMF has given me opportunities that I would have never been able to access without their help and support. For anybody looking to get involved, either as a student, mentor or someone who wants to provide work experience, I would highly recommend signing up to the programme, as it truly does give young people life changing opportunities.