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Combining training and competitive sport?

May 9, 2023

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In this interview, healthcare assistant trainee Finnja explains how she balances her training at Zollikerberg Hospital with competitive sport.

Dear Finnja, you are in your second year of training as a healthcare professional (FaGe) and are a passionate floorball player in your spare time. How do you reconcile your competitive sport and your training?

I've been very lucky with my working hours so far, so I've always found time for both. I've been able to go to my training sessions in the evenings, as well as to the championship games at the weekends during the cold season. I study for school on my free evenings or on the way to training.

I'm very grateful and I think it's really cool that I was able to spontaneously postpone my holidays so that I could go to Prague with a selection team to a big international junior tournament. I really appreciate the fact that Sarah Lippuner, my education officer, supports me and always has an open ear.

Why did you decide to do an apprenticeship as a healthcare specialist?

My aunt is a carer and as a child I loved going to pick her up after work because I found her job so exciting. I also enjoyed supporting and "doctoring" my grandparents. I like helping other people on their road to recovery. It's particularly interesting to see the path that people have to take to get well again.

What advice would you give young people who are in the process of choosing a career?

Decide on a profession that interests you and that you enjoy. This is very important for your first career choice. Without these conditions, it can be a very long and difficult apprenticeship. Your first apprenticeship should be fun. We will be working long enough.

What are your career plans for the future?

I will definitely stay in the healthcare profession because I really like the subjects. However, I can imagine switching to a healthcare profession where I will have fixed working hours. Being a physiotherapist would be something that interests me a lot and is also directly related to sport.

Do you have a morning ritual?

I don't think you could call it a ritual, but I always leave the house very late so I have to run for the train so I don't miss it.

What's your tip for being in a good mood at work?

Take the day as it comes, even if it doesn't start well or isn't the best day. Think about the nice experiences and events you've had at work that put a smile on your face. And never forget: there will be another good day.

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