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Karen Fue

Healthcare Assistant, Auckland City Hospital

Karen studied a NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 3) after starting to look after her parents who were getting on in age. She wanted to get into work, but first needed to get qualified.

“I had passion to look after the elderly. Once Covid came, it was quite hard to find a job within rest homes in my area.”

Building Confidence

During the course Karen was able to learn about different things to look out for regarding the elderly and other patients. For example, symptoms of a stroke and knowing what to do with diabetic patients.

“The programme also helped build my confidence, you meet new people, and your tutors are really helpful and patient.”

Career Support

Karen got some help from the Career Service team at NZSE to land her current role. Our team advertised a job available at the Auckland City Hospital and helped Karen adjust her CV and write her cover letter.

“The staff helped me prepare for the interview, with body language and other tips, which really helped…next thing I knew I got the job.”

Karen now works in Auckland City Hospital as a healthcare assistant. Her advice to others who are about to graduate from NZSE College and will be looking for work is,

“Give it your all and go for the role you want to work in. Even if you don’t think you will get the interview, apply and you never know, you could get the job."

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