Hello all First day on here today but have found the wesbite really useful so far. I am really looking for some advice on what to do next...I am at a bit of a cross roads in my career - i've been working as a civil servant since I left Uni and really do need a change. I would like to work in a caring profession and haven't 100% made my mind up what that is yet - so please bear with me.hew: I am looking into Midwifery in the long term, although I have got a good academic record, I have not got a science background at and no caring work experience. I have been looking at the various routes into midwifery and came across jobs as a maternity support worker which according to the NHS website allow you to work and then progress to study too (perhaps on the 5 year pt degree?). I just wondered if anyone has any experience of this actually being the case or if its one of those things that is intended but financially your department won't let you go on the training course as they need you to be there working! (sorry if thats a bit cynical!). also I understand I would need an healthcare NVQ 2/3? In terms of the other q's that have been asked on the website about have you got what it takes I answer yes to pretty much all of them - realise its not all babies & fluff, can do wee, poo, blood, vomit - funnily enough I have always been the one in the family happy to look after elderly relatives or sick mum and dealt with these kinds of things in the past, have support from my husband who just wants me to find something I am happy with (I am a real miserable moo at the moment) and shifts wise is happy, it might mean that we put having a family on the back burner for a while (I am 28), and would need to continue doing some kind of work for financial reasons. Well if you are still with me then thank you very much and I am grateful for any advice that anyone can offer.