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Apprenticeships help us to grow and develop our people

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Mid Yorks is proud to support National Apprenticeship Week, taking place between Monday 5 and Sunday 11 February. This week gives us the chance to celebrate the value, benefits, and opportunities that apprenticeships bring.

The apprenticeships we offer are open to people of all ages, running from school entry level to master’s degree and they provide the ideal opportunity to recruit new staff alongside upskilling and developing our existing staff.

Across the Trust we currently have 542 staff enrolled on apprenticeship programmes. Over the past year 81 staff have successfully completed their apprenticeships, which is fantastic news. Our apprenticeships cover both clinical and non-clinical roles and include trainee nursing associates, healthcare support workers, business administration, data analysts, and advanced clinical practitioners.

Rachael Hamlett has worked for the Trust for 11 years since joining Organisational Development as an Admin Apprentice back in 2013. During this time, she has successfully completed three apprenticeships, a great achievement, and is now a qualified Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Trainer.

Rachael said:

After completing my Level 2 Business and Administration Apprenticeship I progressed to Level 3 and successfully applied for a Senior Administration Officer position with Organisational Development. I have always been interested in creating training and studied an eLearning course with the Training Accreditation Programme (TAP).

During Covid, I secured a temporary position as a Technology Enhanced Learning Support Officer and explored the possibility of undertaking a Level 5 Apprenticeship in Education and Training, my role has since developed from solely eLearning to leading and delivering both face-to-face and online training courses.

Apprenticeships are a brilliant way to progress within the organisation. I now have the confidence and a passion for delivering training which is accessible for all. I never thought I would be able to get a level 5 diploma, but the Trust has made this possible and enabled my career progression.

Read Rachael’s story and hear from other apprentices across the Trust.

Philip Marshall, Director of Workforce and Organisational Development said:

Apprenticeships are a great way to develop our existing workforce and bring in new talent, as evidenced by the current number of staff participating in them.

The apprenticeship opportunities available continue to expand, in areas such as management and leadership, pharmacy, horticulture and radiography, spanning both clinical and non-clinical roles. It is wonderful to hear stories from staff who have progressed through the apprenticeship route and are now building successful careers at Mid Yorks.

If you would like to find out more about the apprenticeship opportunities available at Mid Yorks, please contact the Apprenticeship Team -

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