Apprenticeship support from NHS trust

A health service provider in Northumberland is encouraging young people to consider apprenticeships.

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust, which provides mental health and disability services, has 65 apprentices currently on placement and has supported almost 200 since the programme began.

Director of Workforce Lisa Crichton-Jones said “Our apprenticeship campaign shows young people and their parents that apprenticeships can now be an equal choice to university by showcasing the variety and quality of apprenticeships on offer.

“The NHS can offer a wide range of career possibilities and some amazing opportunities.”

National Apprenticeship Week starts on Monday and will celebrate apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy.

Events will be taking place across the trust’s site to encourage wards and departments to think about the training on offer and whether an apprentice could benefit from a placement.

Staff will also be tweeting ‘selfies’ with the hashtag #GetInGoFar, which will be added to a Pinterest map showing pictures from across the UK.

The NHS can offer a wide range of career possibilities and some amazing opportunities.

Lisa Crichton-Jones Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust Director of Workforce