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Pharmacist at the London 2012 Olympic Games

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I am thrilled to say that I am one of 100 Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians that have been selected from over a thousand that applied to be working as a games maker at the 2012 Olympic Games.

Why, I hear you wonder would I want to be part of this.

Well the answer is simple.

It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity. The skills and training that’s being taught and invested into each of us games makers will stay with us forever.

To be part of such an amazing experience is going to be thrilling, breath-taking and I am sure at times immensely scary and tiring.

But I would like to invite you to go on this journey with me as I will share my highs and in some cases the lows with you (hopefully not many as I’m a bit of a Pollyanna).

When I first saw the advert in mid-2010, I quickly jotted down the closing date so as not to miss my chance.
After completing the online application form ensuring that I fulfilled the relevant criteria with my skills, I paused with trepidation before pressing the ‘send’ button.

What was I letting myself in for?
Did I really have the right skills to do the job?
What was really going to be expected of me?

As these and many more questions whizzed around in my mind, I endured many a sleepless night wondering if I would be selected for an interview.

After months and months of waiting I finally received an invitation for an interview at London Excel.

When the day arrived I was blown away by the buzz of excitement at the venue. I was surrounded by hundreds of games makers with beaming smiles. Not smiles of pleasantries but smiles of pride. Pride that they had overcome their first hurdle, getting through the first part of the recruitment process.

We all watched footage about the Olympics and were given a taster of our journey ahead. I left Excel feeling even more elated but somewhat anxious as I knew now more than ever that I desperately wanted to be part of this.

After what seemed like an eternity of waiting I finally received the email!

My heart raced as I read the words’ you have been selected to be part of the Medical team’.

The words resounded in my mind.

A sense of deep pride came over me.

There was no turning back I was finally going to be part of history.

There was nothing more to do but embrace the journey ahead.


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