It’s National Apprenticeship Week!

The theme for #NAW2024 (5-11 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.

What’s on this #NAW2024

Throughout #NAW2024 our Apprenticeship and Widening Participation team will be raising awareness and celebrating the positive impact apprenticeships have within our Trust.

Through information sessions and countywide bus tours, 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.

National Apprenticeship Week Roadshow

During #NAW2024 the Apprenticeship and Widening Participation team will be dropping in at various Trust locations to talk about apprenticeships and the many advantages they offer.

These sessions provide an excellent opportunity to delve into all aspects of apprenticeships and explore how we can guide you in advancing your career.

We look forward to discussing your goals and helping you chart a successful path in your professional journey. Don’t miss out on this valuable chance to shape your future!

Information sessions

These online information sessions will provide 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.

 

Monday 5 February

#NAW2024 Roadshow

  • Stroud General Hospital: 9-10am
  • Cirencester Hospital: 11am-12pm
  • Charlton Lane Hospital: 1.30-2.30pm
  • Tewkesbury Hospital: 3.30-4.30pm

Information sessions

  • 1.30-2.30pm
    Manager’s guide to apprenticeships
    This session is to inform those who are looking to mentor, line manage or recruit an apprentice. Click here to register>

 

 

Tuesday 6 February

Information sessions

  • 11am-12pm
    Senior Leader Information Session with Plymouth University
    Find out more about the Senior Leader L7 Apprenticeship – a flexible way to develop your staff through the university’s MBA route. Click here to register> 
  • 2.30-3pm
    Leadership and Management – Level 3 and Level 5

    Learn more about our Level 3 Team Leader/Supervisor and Level 5 Operational/Departmental Manager apprenticeships. Click here to register> 
  • 3.45-4.45pm
    NHS Careers and Apprenticeships Update for Career Leads

    Join our free online information session to learn all careers, apprenticeships and pathways for a wide range of roles in the NHS. Click here to register>
Wednesday 7 February

Information sessions

  • 1-2pm
    Apprenticeships and Opportunities in the NHS

    Learn about the careers and apprenticeship opportunities available within GHC in this online webinar. Click here to register>
  • 3-4pm
    Level 3 Senior Healthcare Support Worker information session
    Learn more about our Level 3 Senior Healthcare Support Worker apprenticeship. Click here to register>
Thursday 8 February

#NAW2024 Roadshow

Drop-in Day at Edward Jenner Court: 10am-3pm
Gloucester Business Park, Brockworth

Join us for an informative EJC drop-in day facilitated by our dedicated apprenticeship experts Alice Walker and Kelsie Finch. They will be on hand to engage in discussions about apprenticeships and explore various career progression routes.

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights into your professional journey.

Information sessions

  • 2-3pm
    Level 7 Systems Thinking Practitioner Apprenticeship insight session
    Hosted by the University of Exeter, this information session aims to provide employers and potential candidates with comprehensive information about the Systems Thinking Practitioner Degree Apprenticeship, offered by the university. Find out more and register here>
Friday 9 February

A fitting finale for National Apprenticeship Week is our annual GHC Apprenticeship Awards. This virtual awards ceremony will highlight and celebrate our fantastic colleagues who are on or have recently completed an apprenticeship, and recognise their hard work, passion and commitment.

Tune into our social media channels at 12pm on Friday 9 February to find out the winners!

Gloucestershire Health and Care Apprenticeship Awards 2024

A fitting finale for National Apprenticeship Week is our annual GHC Apprenticeship Awards. This virtual awards ceremony will highlight and celebrate our fantastic colleagues who are on or have recently completed an apprenticeship, and recognise their hard work, passion and commitment.

Special acknowledgment is also due to our inspirational motivational mentors, who have been recognised as nominees within our Trust. Their unwavering dedication and hard work in guiding our apprentices has been truly exceptional.

 

The nominees for each category are:

Clinical Apprentice of the Year
  • Bea Pentney
  • Tara Burford
Non-clinical Apprentice of the Year
  • Sam Galliers
  • Lizzie Nesbitt
  • Tessa Falzon
  • Rachelle Reid
  • Bronwen Evans
  • Claire Lait
  • Julie Mackie
  • Matt Lewis
  • Holly Wiliams
  • Helen Frost
Young Apprentice of the Year (16-25)
  • Bethany Jackson
  • Ruby Coleman
  • Sam Galliers
  • Narjiss Baida
  • Meghan James
Motivational Mentor
  • Sarah Parsons
  • Helen Sainsbury
  • Charlotte Ward
  • Mark Walker
  • Kerry O’Reilly
  • Des Gorman
  • Andrew Collins-Mills

Our sincere congratulations go out to all the nominees. We wish you all the best of luck and look forward to celebrating everyone’s outstanding accomplishments and successes throughout this exciting National Apprenticeship Week!

Tune into our social media channels at 12pm on Friday 9 February to find out the winners.

And finally, a huge ‘thank you’!

The Apprenticeship and Widening Participation team would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere appreciation of the collective efforts which make our apprenticeship programme thrive. 

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