Fakar Uddin Ahammad has been working for Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust for over two years. His current role is senior technical information analyst and he recently became a Leeds health and care ambassador, developed through the Skills For Care I Care Ambassadors programme.

As an ambassador he will share his stories and experiences with others and
help encourage people into a role in the “One Leeds Workforce” – where the
57,000 people employed in health and care work as if they are one organisation – one citywide team.

Fakar wanted to work in the health and care sector as he was interested in
gaining more experience working for a national organisation and acquiring new skills.

“I believe working in any sector is a contribution towards society and
economy, but the health and care sector is a unique sector where a person can also help save people’s life.”

“I started as a technical information analyst. I was responsible for
supporting technical solutions to assist in the delivery of a Trust wide data
warehouse to ensure a robust and implemented reporting strategy for Leeds
Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. I had to extract and utilise data from a wide
variety of different sources in order to provide accurate, concise and timely
information to senior managers.”

Fakar added: “Since I joined the organisation I have been able to attend a
number of training courses and progress to a more senior role. My future goal
is to extend my knowledge in data warehousing, learn artificial intelligence
and machine learning tools and be a data scientist.”

“To anyone interested in pursuing a career in the health and care sector I
would say that it offers many opportunities for career progression and flexible
working hours to be able to have a good work-life balance.  You can choose
an area you would like to specialise in and it also offers great working conditions and benefits.”