My name’s Alex Gair and I’m a domestic supervisor in the NHS.
What attracted me to working within the NHS was the opportunity to help people and I’d heard that it was a good organisation to work for.
How I got started. I applied online to become a domestic assistant. I got the opportunity to do a Modern Apprenticeship, and after that, I got a secondment as a domestic supervisor and I’m now a permanent domestic supervisor.
Before I started working for the NHS, I was at college studying Sport and Exercise. After completing the course, I realised that wasn’t for me, so I applied to join in the NHS.
My day-to-day role involves delegating work to staff, providing equipment for staff and providing a clean and safe environment for patients.
The most important skills that I feel are needed in my job are good leadership, good communication and good organisation.
My career goals are to gain more qualifications. At the moment, I am studying through work. I’m doing another Modern Apprenticeship.
Hopefully that will give me the skills needed to become a manager one day in the future.
The advice I would give someone who is thinking about working for the NHS is that it’s a really good organisation to work for and there will be plenty of opportunities to progress.