Peter - Electrician at the Astley Ainslie Hospital in NHS Lothian

Peter is a qualified Electrician working in NHS Lothian.

Watch the video below to find out how Peter started his career as an Electrician, what he likes most about his job and the many opportunities for starting a career in the NHS in Scotland.

I’m Peter. I’m an Electrician and I work for Astley Ainslie Hospital. I started as a mature apprentice at an Edinburgh Hospital and did my 4 years apprenticeship and I applied for a permanent job and I got the job as a fully qualified Electrician.

Because it's such a big organisation, there's so much opportunity with the NHS. We've got sites all over Scotland. We've got that constant improvement we can always achieve.

I've learned quite a lot in the last 3 years. I do surprise myself. I'm quite confident working by myself. From 3 years ago, there's no way I'd even touch anything electrical, but now...

The challenging thing for me, I must say, is the controls and fault finding. I enjoy fixing things. In enjoy problem solving as well, so working with electrics and fixing things captures my imagination. I can't see myself doing anything else anyway. I love it.