Complete Training Solutions (CTS) are singing the praises of team member, Ken Reed, who returned to the NHS to volunteer as a paramedic during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ken, who has been a medical professional since 1984, spent over a decade working in the oil and gas industry as a medic stationed on seismic vessels, drilling rigs and ships. Ken then went on to continue his work as a medic in the Cayman Islands for five years.
Shortly after returning to the UK, he started sharing his knowledge, skills and experience with individuals who wanted to follow in his footsteps, by becoming an instructor in the medical field. More recently, he has been working for CTS to deliver the likes of First Aid training to individuals looking to work in the renewable energy sector.
Talking of his experiences, Ken said;
“Working in the medical field got right under my skin and I loved it. It’s the best job ever. I even met my wife through my job. I learnt a lot through living abroad because I dealt with a lot of things that you would never normally deal with in England, like treating people with stingray bites! But this knowledge really helped me when I did return to the UK.”
Then, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Ken decided it was time to once again step up and use his knowledge where it was needed the most, and volunteered in the Liverpool City Region as a Paramedic. Since starting his volunteering in April, he’s been working 2 shifts per week with an old partner from his early years in the profession.
Tom Powell, CEO at Complete Training Solutions said, “Everyone at CTS are incredibly proud of Ken’s volunteering efforts. His desire to step-up and give something back is so humbling and inspirational, I have been so impressed by his dedication to his local community.
“Ken has a wealth of experience in the sector, and he really brings the courses to life for our delegates, so I am really pleased to see him use this knowledge and expertise to help our nation during such tough times.”
Ken now plans to return to his day job at Complete Training Solutions to continue delivering high levels of training to their thousands of delegates.