Meet the Trainer

In this Meet the Trainer post we heard from Ian Ridland, from our Edinburgh centre, about how he became involved with first aid. “I started training when I was 21; at that time we called it “Lay Lecturer” and it was heavily focused on Flip Charts and lecturing, though practical training was very important – […]

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Long Service Award

We are delighted to announce that one of our longest serving first aid trainers was recognised at a surprise event on Friday 17 March 2017 to mark her retirement. Sylvia Cockburn has worked with St Andrew’s First Aid’s social enterprise for almost 30 years, delivering a range of training courses and assessments. At the grand […]

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Meet the Trainer – Jim

  This month we’d like to introduce you to one of our Glasgow training team, Jim Harrigan, who is celebrating 25 years of practising first aid. Congratulations Jim and keep up the hard work! “Hi my name is Jim Harrigan, I am 57 years of age and have been involved in first aid since 1991, […]

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Meet the Trainer – Neil

This month we asked our northern Scotland trainer/assessor Neil about his lengthy experience with our charity St Andrew’s First Aid and his new full-time role as one of our hardworking trainer/assessors in the social enterprise. “I was born in Edinburgh in 1958, am married with two sons and have 1 grandson. I have a BSc […]

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Meet the Trainer – Vince

This month we would like to share the experiences of our trainer Vince and why he became interested in first aid. “I have been involved with First Aid for over 30 years. It goes back to when my father was a first aider at work and he used to use us as his dummies for […]

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