A Bluebell Wood volunteer has landed an exciting new job after volunteering with Bluebell Wood. 

Sheffield Hallam University graduate Rachel is soon to embark on an exciting new career at G4S Integrated Services in Worksop after volunteering at the hospice for a whole month.

In addition to all her hard studying at university, Rachel has been mentored and guided through working in a financial charity setting by Head of Finance, Karlin Rodgers, as part of the Sheffield Hallam Mentoring Scheme.  

Rachel said: "I have learnt a lot, for instance, banking cash, doing weekly bank reconciliations as well as working with cashflow statements, VAT and the closing of month end. This will be very useful to me as I will be starting an assistant accountant graduate role in July doing similar sorts of tasks. 

"Everyone has been so friendly and supportive. I have been given a lot of responsibility during my time at Bluebell Wood which has really helped me to develop my finance skills, which will really help me to get a head start in my new job."

The sky is the limit for Rachel, who is now working towards passing her accounting exams with her dreams set on becoming a fully chartered accountant. 

Head of Finance and Rachel's mentor, Karlin, said: "Mentoring Rachel has been an absolute pleasure and we were so glad to provide her with the opportunity through the Sheffield Hallam Mentoring Scheme. In just the short time that she’s been here, she has learnt so much and has so many new skills to take forward with her. It’s been wonderful to have her as part of the team and I’ve not doubt she’ll flourish in her new role.”

When she's not crunching numbers, Rachel is passionate about animals - she loves walking her dog and caring for her five rescue guinea pigs - as well as her three cats and hamster!

Her love for animals even extends to collecting Sylvac animals, from bunnies to bears and cats to donkeys.

Congratulations Rachel, we're so happy to have been a part of your adventure!