Meet Rob Philbin, one of our ambitious and extremely hardworking former Health and Social Care Cadet students.

Rob is making a valuable difference to the lives of others as he completes a range of demanding placements in Accident and Emergency departments in hospitals across Manchester.

We caught up with Rob to hear how his career is progressing and how delighted he is to have secured his dream job.

Name: Rob Philbin

Age: 20 years-old

Former High School: Our Lady’s RC High School

Bury College Student: 2016-2018

Bury College Qualifications: Health and Social Care Level 3 (Cadet Scheme) - D* D*D*

What happened when you left Bury College?

Once I secured my Bury College qualification, I progressed onto the University of Salford to study Adult Nursing BSc (Hons). I am currently in the third year of my degree and I have had the opportunity to complete some amazing placements across Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. These have included working in Acute medicine, A&E and anaesthetics and learning all about their different roles from how they assist surgeons, to patients’ surgical journeys. 

What’s next for you? 

I am so proud to say that I have recently secured a full-time position as an Accident and Emergency staff nurse at North Manchester Hospital. I am due to qualify in July and will start my job in September 2021.

Why did you choose Bury College?

I chose to study at Bury College because I really wanted to study the Health and Social Care Cadet course. I was also impressed to read about the different careers that former students had progressed onto. 

What is your proudest moment to date?

I am really proud to have secured my dream job and to be starting my employment journey in Accident and Emergency from this September. I was also delighted to have secured triple distinction stars at Bury College which is the highest grade possible.

What advice would you give to future Bury College students?

My advice would be to take every opportunity that comes your way. It’s also really important to believe in yourself and have the confidence that you can achieve anything that you put your mind to.

List three words that sum up your Bury College experience:

Amazing, phenomenal, enlightening.

What did you take away from your Bury College experience?

  • During my time at Bury College I developed a wide range of transferable skills that have helped me with my career both clinically and personally
  • I gained the skills and knowledge to better myself as a future clinician
  • My confidence developed and I grew as a person