National Apprenticeship Week 2014

National Apprenticeship Week takes place on 3rd – 7th March 2014 and Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are taking the opportunity to highlight opportunities within our hospitals.

Co-ordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service, the week is designed to celebrate Apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy.

We employ fifty eight apprentices in a wide range of roles from Health Care Apprentices to Finance or Learning and Development.

Head of Life Long Learning, Learning and Development Lucy Blandford explains: “Apprentices are focused and open to new ideas and ways of thinking, so can easily fit within the team. They may require a little more support in the beginning to get up to speed but with support and guidance have made valuable contributions to teams and department activity.”

Professional Education Administrative Apprentice Ryan Brunsdon explains why he would recommend an apprenticeship at Gloucestershire Hospitals:

“My apprenticeship has allowed me the working/learning balance that I needed for my progression and development.  It has given me a variety of opportunities that I did not think I would have at such an early age of my career. I strongly advise anyone to consider doing an apprenticeship.”

Now in its seventh year, National Apprenticeship Week is the time when all eyes are on Apprenticeships and it’s all about raising the profile amongst employers, individuals, teachers, parents and the media. Our Apprenticeship team will be manning a stand at Skillsfest on 7th March to highlight the week.

The objectives of National Apprenticeship Week 2014 are to increase awareness, understanding and demand for Apprenticeships. Celebrate Apprenticeship talent, skills, achievements and successes. Promote all Apprenticeship levels and progression routes, including Traineeships.

We are currently looking for a lifelong Learning Administrative Assistant Apprentice.Find out more here.