A look back at National Apprenticeship Week 2024

A look back at National Apprenticeship Week 2024

Last week was National Apprenticeship Week 2024.

The Apprenticeship and Widening Participation team hosted a packed programme of events throughout the week reflecting this year’s theme, Skills for Life.

#NAW2024 was a celebration of the achievements of the Trust’s apprentices, past and present; highlighting the amazing opportunities available within Gloucestershire Health and Care (GHC) NHS Foundation Trust, as well as showing how apprentices of all ages and backgrounds are helping to evolve the organisation.

National Apprenticeship Week Roadshow

The week kicked off on Monday (5 February), with the National Apprenticeship  Week Roadshow taking to the road, visiting Stroud General, Cirencester, Charlton Lane and Tewkesbury hospitals.

These sessions provided an excellent opportunity for colleagues to delve into all aspects of apprenticeships and explore how members of the Apprenticeship team could guide them in advancing their careers, by discussing their goals and helping them chart a successful path in their professional journeys.

Drop-in Day at Edward Jenner Court

On Thursday (8 February) apprenticeship experts Kelsie Finch and Alice Walker were on hand throughout the day at our Trust’s HQ, Edward Jenner Court, in Brockworth, Gloucester, to discuss all things apprenticeships and help colleagues explore the various career progression routes available to them.

Information sessions

Throughout #NAW2024 these online information sessions provided an opportunity for GHC colleagues and those outside the Trust to find out more and ask any questions they might have about the apprenticeship opportunities available within GHC.

GHC Apprenticeship Awards 2024

We rounded off the week with our highly-anticipated GHC Apprenticeship Awards ceremony.  These annual awards are a celebration of our current and recently-completed apprentices and those who support them, and recognise all of their hard work, passion and commitment.

And the winners were…

  • Clinical Apprentice of the Year
    Bea Pentney, Occupational Therapist Apprentice
  • Non-Clinical Apprentice of the Year
    Matt Lewis, Minor Injuries Senior Patient Administrator
  • Young Apprentice of the Year
    Meghan James, Apprentice Health Care Support Worker
  • Motivational Mentor
    Helen Sainsbury, Team manager
  • Rising Star
    Meghan James, Apprentice Health Care Support Worker

The Apprenticeship and Widening Participation team would like to say a huge well done to all those who were nominated, a big thank you to those who nominated their colleagues and congratulations to all our winners!

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