George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton is marking National Apprenticeship Week by highlighting the contributions made by its young apprentices. The hospital has employed 56 apprentices across the hospital in roles ranging from healthcare support workers to office-based and technical staff. Eleven have gone on to gain a full time position at the hospital with a significant number also going on to work at other hospitals or to university.
The hospital plans to use its twitter account @GEHNHSNews each day during the week (14 – 18 March) to feature an apprentice talking about their experience at the Trust.
Aaron Tarling (21) joined the hospital’s finance team in July 2014, going on to become a permanent employee in October last year. He said: “During my apprenticeship I was able to get a really broad experience across all areas of the team including financial accounts and management accounts. I t was brilliant to be able to see the whole picture. It’s a really friendly team here and I’m really pleased to now be a permanent member of staff.”
Apprentices can gain a range of qualifications from Level 2 apprentice and Level 5/6. Courses range from 12-24 months in duration. Maths and English is also taught if the apprentice has not previously received a qualification in English and Maths.
For more information on apprenticeships at George Eliot Hospital contact Lorraine Dowell, Practice Facilitator, by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02476 86 5531.