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Adrien Dansette

Paramedic Science alumnus, Adrien Dansette, is currently a Paramedic with the London Ambulance Service. Adrien has a passion for languages and cultures, and spent four years studying Translation Studies French with a Spanish minor at Aston University. Sadly, by the time he left university, the translation/interpreting market had changed, but he was able to take up a number of roles in which he could use his communication skills – including jobs in public relations and high-end recruitment in the technology sector, as well as working as a political journalist in Berlin. Adrien went on to become a Marine Fuel Event Executive, dealing with clients who purchase large-scale fuel orders and creating large-scale conferences in the Marine Fuel industry.

However, after a particularly bad day in the office, a conversation with his then-girlfriend (who worked at a special needs school) persuaded him to change direction in his career. He says, “I’d always wanted to help others and I realised that’s what was missing in my professional life.”

Adrien had some experience working with St John’s Ambulance at Aston University, and decided to pursue a career as a Paramedic. He says, “Whilst going back to university as a mature student after spending 7 years in a very non-healthcare roles was daunting, I really liked the idea of learning about healthcare inside a teaching hospital.

“I loved the course and I loved the hands-on nature of the training. Even though I lacked the ‘traditional science knowhow’, they helped provide additional classes for me to get better acquainted in the subjects and were always on hand to answer any questions I might have had. It’s a brilliant place to study and a great place to prove to yourself you have what it takes to make it!”


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