National Apprenticeship Week 2023


National Apprenticeship Week 2023 starts on Monday 6 February.

The theme for #NAW2023 (6-12 February) is Skills for Life, which reflects on how apprenticeships can help individuals develop the skills and knowledge they need for a rewarding career, and how employers can develop a talented workforce equipped with future-ready skills.

In this short film GP, writer and well-known TV presenter, Dr Hilary Jones MBE, is delighted to announce the launch of this year’s National Apprenticeship Week and wishes all the finalists in this year’s GHC Apprenticeship Awards the best of luck.

Our winners will be announced on our Facebook and Twitter channels at 1pm on Friday 10 February (see further details below). Good luck to all our amazing apprentices, mentors and line managers!

What’s on this #NAW2023

Throughout #NAW2023 our Apprenticeship and Widening Access team will be raising awareness and celebrating the positive impact apprenticeships have within our Trust.

Through Q&As, information sessions, countywide bus tours and workshops, the team will share information and highlight the opportunities available to our hardworking colleagues to upskill, progress their careers and gain recognised qualifications through the GHC Apprenticeship Programme.

Monday 6 February

Q&A drop-in via MS Teams
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Game of the Week goes live!

Information session: How to recruit an apprentice
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Tuesday 7 February

Q&A drop-in session via MS Teams
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Information sessions for Clinical Pathway

Wednesday 8 February


Thursday 9 February


Friday 10 February


  • 1pm
    GHC Apprenticeship Awards Ceremony goes live!

Q&A sessions

These sessions will provide an opportunity to ask a member of the Apprenticeship and Widening Access team any questions you might have about apprenticeships through a series of online Q&A sessions. They will be running these sessions every day throughout the week, between 10am and 12pm. Drop in at any point during these times using this Teams link>

To learn more about any of the sessions please email

Gloucestershire Health and Care Apprenticeship Awards 2023

To support National Apprenticeship Week, the Apprenticeship team will be holding a virtual awards ceremony to celebrate our current and recently-completed apprentices and recognise all of their hard work, passion and commitment throughout our Trust.

The Apprenticeship and Widening Access team would like to say a huge well done to all those who were nominated and a big thank you to those individuals who nominated their colleagues for the awards.

Tune into our social media channels at 1pm on Friday 10 February to find out the winners!


Our Apprenticeship Journeys

Anna’s story

Meghan’s story

Becky’s story

Tracey’s story

Julie’s story

Sam’s story

Wenna’s story

Lauren’s story

World AIDS Day – 1st December

World AIDS Day – 1st December

Friday 1 December is #WorldAIDSDay – a global campaign by the National AIDS Trust, which has been recognised on 1st December every year since 1988. Its aim is to support those living with HIV, remember those who have lost their lives to AIDS-related illness, secure the rights of people living with the condition and continue the fight to end the stigma surrounding HIV.

Children’s flu – it’s not too late to vaccinate!

Children’s flu – it’s not too late to vaccinate!

With Flu season now well underway, our School Aged Immunisation Team would like to take this opportunity to remind parents of the importance of protecting their children against the virus by ensuring they have their flu vaccination.

Trust presented with Defence ERS Gold Award

Trust presented with Defence ERS Gold Award

Representatives from Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust were extremely proud and honoured this morning to receive the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Gold Award from the Wessex Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association (WRFCA), in recognition of its commitment and support for defence personnel.