National Apprenticeship Week 2019 celebration high tea and student visit

For National Apprenticeship Week (4-8 March) we’ve been busy doing lots of things to celebrate the fantastic contribution apprentices make to the Trust.

Celebration high tea and launch of our apprenticeship video

On 7 March we celebrated the contribution of our apprentices with a high tea at The Cedars. There were talks from people who have undertaken an apprenticeship with NDHT, who shared their experiences and aspirations for the future, and everyone received a certificate and badge in recognition of their achievements.

Mark Wilson, associate workforce transformation lead at Health Education England (HEE), gave a talk, and Iain Roy, director of facilities at NDHT, shared his career journey from undertaking an apprenticeship in 1980 to Board level. Darryn Allcorn, chief nurse at NDHT, talked about the trainee assistant practitioner (TAP) role, and the positive impact this has had in northern Devon.

We also premiered our new apprenticeship video, which aims to celebrate and raise awareness of the apprenticeship opportunities available at NDHT. Watch the video below.

Encouraging local students to consider apprenticeships

We welcomed over 50 students from our local schools to hear from key members of staff about the different careers we offer in the NHS. It was a fantastic event and a great opportunity to raise awareness with the next generation of potential apprentices.

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Last updated: March 11, 2019