Ceris Jones has recently started her new post as a heart physiologist with Hywel Dda University Health Board, working at Bronglais and Glangwili hospitals.
Since leaving Ysgol Dyffryn Teifi, Ceris knew that she wanted a career in the health sector but wasn’t sure about which route to take. “I knew I wanted a career in the health sector but knew that returning to school to do my A-levels wasn’t the path for me,” said Ceris. “After researching other routes, I decided to study a BTEC level three in health and social care at Coleg Ceredigion.”
After her time at Coleg Ceredigion, Ceris gained a place to study cardiac physiology at Swansea University, only one of five universities in the UK that offers the course.
Ceris exceled at the course and after graduating gained immediate employment.
“My tutors were very supportive throughout my time and whenever I needed some help or guidance, they always found time for me which I really did appreciate and I know without their support that I would not have had the necessary grades to go on to university.
“Not only did they help academically, they also helped and advised about different careers in the health sector.
“Obviously, I knew about careers such as nursing, medicine and dentistry but knew that these were not the path for me so tutors introduced me to a variety of possible careers, some that I had never even heard of which was a career as a cardiac physiologist.
“After researching more about it, I knew it was the career path for me.
“Without Coleg Ceredigion I would not be where I am now.”