It’s been a busy week for our Training Academy who have been out and about promoting National Apprenticeship Week.
On Monday 12 newly recruited apprentices attended for their first day. As well as inducting the new recruits the Vocational Team have also been visiting local schools promoting NHS apprenticeships and careers with visits to Benfield School, Gosforth Academy and Heworth Grange comprehensive.
The team have also taken part in a careers speed dating event where students have the chance to ask questions about them about their careers and the route they took into the NHS.
As well as meeting young people the vocational team have also been manning displays at St Nicholas Hospital, Walkergate Park, Monkwearmouth Hospital and Hopewood Park to promote to manager the benefits to the workplace of taking on an apprentice.
Today, Friday 9 March the team are attending Castle View Enterprise Academy presenting on the many different job roles within the NHS and the career pathways available.
I’m extremely proud of our Trust’s apprenticeship programme which has been recognised at a national level as NTW currently hold the Investor in Apprenticeship Award and we are also included in the list of the Top 100 apprenticeship employers.Annette ConnorVocational Training and Development Manager
Annette Connor, Vocational Training and Development Manager said: “I’m extremely proud of our Trust’s apprenticeship programme which has been recognised at a national level as NTW currently hold the Investor in Apprenticeship Award and we are also included in the list of the Top 100 apprenticeship employers.”
The Vocational Training Team and Unison are working together to offer training sessions to apprentices. Following the success of a CV writing and interview skills session which was facilitation by Unison, further sessions are planned for apprentices in the coming months. Kelly Anderson, NTW Academy Vocational Team Apprentice will also soon begin her own training to become a Unison Learning Representative to promote and widen access to learning.
Annette continues: “We have a very successful apprenticeship programme and our joint work with Unison shows how high quality apprenticeship schemes bring a range of benefits to individuals and organisations.”
If you would like to know more about the benefits of apprenticeships you can contact the team on 0191 246 6880.