Former Health & Social Care student joins the Royal Navy

Former Level 3 Health & Social Care Diploma student Eden Lynch, has recently become an official member of the armed forces in the Royal Navy.

Eden, who completed her Raleigh training and is now studying as a naval nurse student, was offered her highly competitive place at Birmingham City University through the Royal Navy after coming an amazing 7th place out of 35 applicants and was the youngest to be selected.

Eden said: “It feels great to finally be a naval nurse student, and feels like it was a long time coming with all the complications due to Covid-19.
“Raleigh; the training for the Royal Navy which puts recruits through 10 weeks of intense fitness and mental challenges to ensure they are ready for the fleet and the military in general, was the hardest but most amazing thing I’ve done!

“The training has been massively different to normal due to covid, but I learnt a lot about myself and managed to cope in harsh conditions and with discipline that I usually would have struggled with. It’s made me change so much as a person and I’ve loved every minute of it!

“My time at Callywith helped me so much with preparing for my future career as the course in particular covers a lot of things such as policies, procedures and roles and responsibilities of healthcare professionals that I needed for working in health care, as well as giving me the opportunity to complete 100 hours of work experience shadowing healthcare professionals such as nurses, which helped me know that this is exactly what I wanted to do! I felt a lot of encouragement and support at Callywith to go for every opportunity I could.

“I want to say thank you to my tutor at Callywith, Sara, for all of her help in getting me here. She helped me a lot with the things I struggled with and getting the grade I needed and I am very grateful! I am also very grateful to all of the Health & Social Care team for all of their teaching help over the two years I spent at Callywith, it’s helped me so much in my career so far and I’d recommend the course to anyone!”