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Introducing Graduate Intern: Grace

Introducing Graduate Intern: Grace

To be in Wellington and able to help families in their time of emergency is an opportunity beyond anything Graduate Intern Grace could have imagined.

Graduate Intern Grace

After finishing her degree at Charles Sturt University, Grace applied for jobs across Australia and internationally – but it was Wellington Free Ambulance who wanted her.

Starting in November last year, one of the most challenging parts of the job so far has been the constant learning – especially with the COVID-19 situation ongoing.

“I’ve been blown away by the depth of knowledge every person I’ve worked with has,” Grace explains.

“Constantly learning is something that excites me about this job. While it can be daunting to be in a situation where you’re not 100% sure what is wrong with the patient, the opportunity to grow from that, to educate yourself in order to become a better clinician is pretty unique.

“Not everyone can say they’re striving to be better at their day job so I’m definitely grateful for the way everything has panned out for me,” she says.

Grace had the privilege to work under the guidance of Preceptor and mentor Sarah for the first six months of her graduate year.

Preceptor Sarah with Graduate Intern Grace

“Being an Aussie herself and going through the same process, Sarah understands the difficulties of moving to another country and starting your first real job while simultaneously trying to make friends and settle in. I couldn’t have asked for someone better to look after me on and off road, she honestly feels like a big sister and it’s nice to feel I have family here,” Grace explains.

“I’m grateful that I’ve been looked after by some absolute legends across our team.”

Though some days are more challenging than others, Grace explains that working for Wellington Free is incredibly rewarding.

“It’s hard to choose stand-out moments so early on but I love meeting patients who are able to smile or just show positive attitude, especially when we might be meeting them during what could be their lowest moments.”

Grace is excited about the remainder of the year and has the goal to progress on to becoming an Emergency Medical Technician in the coming months.


Looking for a change and want to make a difference in your community? Find your calling at Wellington Free Ambulance! We’d love you to join us!

We have a wide range of volunteer and career opportunities available throughout the region, check out wfa.org.nz/vacancies to find more.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected].



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