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Andy McLachlan

Andy McLachlan

Paramedic and ship medic

Graduated in 2012

Former paramedic science student Andy McLachlan is doing his bit to keep shipping safe from the threat of piracy by providing medical back-up on commercial vessels in some of the world’s most dangerous waters.

Since qualifying as a paramedic, he has split his time between working on ambulances in the UK, and working on ships in the Indian Ocean in an armed anti-piracy capacity, and as a ship’s medic.

Already working as an ambulance technician, Andy came to Birmingham City University to move up to the next stage of his career, and become a paramedic. He is returning to the University in March 2014 to top up his qualification with the BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science degree.

Benefitting from the expert tuition he received and his time on placement at a local hospital, he has been able to build an exciting and varied career since he graduated.