Tap into rich vein of opportunity

With the start of the New Year thoughts often turn to fresh starts and new challenges.

Career matters frequently come under the spotlight: perhaps a renewed focus on professional development or a different path altogether.

Training courses are an investment in your future, whether you’re building the foundations for a new career or enhancing existing skills.

If you’re drawn towards working in a healthcare environment, Geopace Training, a clinical skills training company, can offer routes into the NHS, Private Hospitals, GP Surgeries and Clinics with their specialised two-day phlebotomy courses.

Phlebotomists are specialist workers who obtain blood samples from patients for examination in laboratories.

Geopace Training works closely with healthcare professionals to deliver a fun and informative two day course which involves both theory and practical aspects of phlebotomy, with the opportunity to practise drawing synthetic blood from artificial arms.

It’s a skill that can be used anywhere in the world and there is high demand for phlebotomists in the UK, US, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa.

“Many of our students have secured jobs in this profession based on the OCN nationally recognised and accredited certificate” says Jennie Eagleton of Geopace Training. “The course covers the essentials to starting a career in phlebotomy. There are no other courses that you need to take, and the credits awarded can often be transferred later to other college courses.

“We have now delivered this course, developed and approved within a major general hospital, to more than 5,000 people within the UK.”

Geopace has trained people from all walks of life, many with little or no formal qualifications, to find work or make rewarding career changes.

The course has won Ministry of Defence approval and Geopace has recently taught RAF paramedics who are now on duty in Afghanistan. It has also been approved by the Department of Works and Pensions and is now offered through the government’s Jobcentres Plus scheme to eligible candidates.

“The course has also been delivered to a wide range of non-clinical and clinically trained delegates, including doctors, healthcare workers and nurses,” adds Jennie.

Geopace Training will be running their nationally recognised and accredited two day training courses in Derry/Londonderry and Belfast this year from 24th March.

Places are limited and may be booked online at www.geopace.com or by calling 01525 713377