“Two years ago I took on a new managerial role within the organisation and the Fire Service offered me the development opportunity at Sunderland alongside the promotion. I jumped at the chance to expand my understanding of being a manager and a leader. It’s important for me to have this recognised qualification alongside the experience that I have built up.
“I finished the programme last month. It was a challenge juggling the two roles, especially with the responsibilities of internal audits, ensuring that the Fire Service is fulfilling its duties, debriefing on operational incidents and monitoring crews when they’re responding to an incident.
“But I found the course really rewarding in terms of expanding my horizons.
“Hopefully this will open doors to future roles within the service. I would recommend Sunderland to others, the staff are really knowledgeable, they have worked in industry and are able to deliver sessions based on their experience.
The way the university structures the training helps you get back into learning and academic writing.”
Published 3 June 2021