On Monday 4th March, Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership will celebrate
the first day of National Apprenticeship Week 2019 with a county-wide
apprenticeship awards ceremony. This event builds on the success of the first
Apprenticeship Awards event that was held in 2018 and provides a fantastic
opportunity to celebrate the achievements of apprentices working across health and
care services in our county and to recognise the valuable contribution apprentices
make to health and social care, our patients and our communities.
As well as celebrating the success of individuals, this event also reflects the
importance of working in partnership to provide high quality health and care services
across Northamptonshire including Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation
Trust; Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust; Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS
Foundation Trust; St Andrew’s Healthcare; Adult Social Care and General Practice.
Apprenticeship programmes provide routes into a variety of careers and our county’s
health and care organisations are committed to offering apprenticeship opportunities
at all levels – both for new recruits starting out on their careers and also providing
opportunities for existing staff to develop and progress.
This celebration event provides a fantastic opportunity to showcase how valuable
apprenticeships are both for individuals and the NHS and social care as employers.
Our award categories include Team Working; Patient Experience and Personal
Achievement and nominations have been received which recognise the success of
apprentices working in many different job roles and settings across the partnership
network. These include: various healthcare roles; nursing associate; business
administration; chef; finance and engineering – demonstrating the many different
apprenticeships that are available across the NHS and social care.
The Apprentice Mentor and Apprentice Manager Awards also recognise the
importance of providing quality apprenticeship programmes and the right support to
enable individuals to develop and progress.
Our final award presentation will be to our Northamptonshire Health and Care
Partnership 2019 ‘Apprentice of the Year’. The winner of this Award will be selected
independently by Caron Bouckley, Workforce Transformation Manager for Health
Education England. In judging this award, Caron will be looking for the nomination
that really shines and demonstrates the achievements, qualities and behaviours that
exemplify an inspirational apprentice.
The keynote speaker for this event, Angela Hillery, Northamptonshire Health and
Care Partnership Lead told us:
“It is great to see the increase in the number of Award nominations this year and the
diverse range of roles that are represented by our award winners. It is fantastic to
have this opportunity to highlight the success and enthusiasm of our winners which
will hopefully inspire others to look at the benefits an apprenticeship can offer.”