It’s National Apprenticeship Week 2020 from 3-9 February.
Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study. They take 1 to 5 years to complete, depending on their level. The highest levels (6 and 7) are equivalent to a bachelor’s or master’s degree.
Apprenticeships are a great path for people at any stage of their career – those starting out, those re-entering the workforce, or those wanting to upskill or change careers.
Investing in our workforce
Our apprentices bring huge value to Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust. Since 2008 we have supported hundreds of people through an apprenticeship, both new and existing staff.
During 2019/20 alone we are supporting 78 staff through an apprenticeship. We have committed to eight different apprenticeship programmes. These vary in length from 1 year to 4 years.
- 10 x Business and Administration Apprentices (levels 2 and 3)
- 2 x Operational Managers (level 5)
- 17 x Healthcare Clinical Support Workers (levels 2 and 3)
- 2 x Mammography Assistant Practitioners (level 4)
- 11 x Trainee Assistant Practitioners (TAP) (level 5)
- 16 x Student Nurse Associates (level 5)
- 3 x Healthcare Science Practitioners (level 6)
- 15 x MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice (level 7)
We’re excited about developing our apprenticeship offering further in 2020 and supporting our workforce to progress their careers. There’s much more to come!
If you are interested in undertaking an apprenticeship, please come and see the workforce development team in the main foyer, level 2, NDDH on Tuesday 4 February from 10am, or browse our website.
Our apprentices tell their stories
Hear from staff undertaking the MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice, a Trainee Assistant Practitioner (TAP) in Holsworthy and more!
Donna Hill – Trainee Assistant Practitioner (TAP) (level 5)
Karen Robinson – MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice (level 7)
Alex Final – Healthcare Clinical Support Worker (level 2)
Millie Farthing – Business and Administration (level 2 and 3)