National Apprenticeship Week 2016

This week is National Apprenticeship Week and this year the theme is ‘Rising to the Top’. To celebrate this, we’d like to highlight just a few achievements that our apprentices have had since the launch of the scheme in 2014:

• 3 of our apprentices from the first cohort have gone on to secure a permanent position with the Trust
• 3 of our apprentices from the first cohort have completed their business administration apprenticeship framework level 2 and are staying with us to complete level 3
• Health Education West Midlands recognised apprentice Kirsty Hadley as highly commended in the Intermediate Apprentice of the Year (Non-Clinical) at the West Midlands NHS Apprenticeship Recognition Awards 2016
• One of our apprentices have gone to university to become a student mental health nurse
• We’ve now taken on our second cohort of 7 apprentices and are looking to recruit an eighth

Being an apprentice can give you the opportunity to learn hard and soft skills that school leavers coming into the world of work may not have already. Being an apprentice with the NHS introduces young people to a large, well-known organisation that has endless opportunities and scope to learn new skills in different areas of work.

If you would like more information on the program or would like to be an apprentice with the Trust, please contact Michael Hirons, People Development Officer, on 01384 324525 for more information.