09 Mar 2018

This week, we have been celebrating the 11th annual National Apprenticeship week. This year’s theme is ‘Apprenticeships Work’ to showcase how apprenticeships work for individuals, employers, local communities and the wider economy.

To celebrate our apprentices, we have put together a range of case studies to promote the fantastic work they do and how their hard work benefits the Trust.

View our fantastic apprentice case studies:

Apprentices in Action – Business Admin Apprentice at Broadmoor Hospital

Apprentices in Action – Healthcare Support Worker

Apprentices in Action – Business Admin Apprentice at Ealing

Apprentices in Action – Chartered Management

Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed to give individuals the sustainable skills they need to succeed in their chosen occupation. They have been designed by employers and include a combination of on and off the job training. Apprenticeships are:

  • Real jobs – apprentices are employees, with the same rights as any other employee. They must be employed for at least 30 hours per week. They can be existing staff or new employees.
  • Include formal and informal on and off the job training. The apprentice is required to spend at least 20% of their time on off-the job training.
  • The apprentice must be working towards achieving an approved apprenticeship standard and the apprenticeship must last for at least 12 months.

Last week (Wednesday 28 February 2018) the Trust also launched a new nursing apprenticeship programme. This exciting new programme gives healthcare support workers the opportunity to pursue a career in nursing through a fully funded apprenticeship programme.