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Health and social care opportunity for new apprentices

Earl Mountbatten Hospice has announced, during National Apprenticeship Week (6 to 10 March 2017), that it is extending its support for apprenticeships with a new opportunity.
 
The hospice has already successfully supported a number of apprentices in retail, administration and health and social care. This week’s announcement increases the hospice’s commitment to growing its own workforce with the introduction of two new Health and Social Care apprenticeships. Initially, the apprentices will train alongside the hospice’s clinical experts in providing end of life care within the John Cheverton Centre and potentially other areas of the hospice’s work including the InPatient Unit (ward) and out in the community. Further details about the apprenticeships will be released on our website www.iwhospice.org in due course.
 
Testament to the success of the hospice’s apprenticeship programme is Katie Green, who is now a full time member of staff having completed her initial training. Katie, 20, of Cowes, started an apprenticeship with support from provider HTP Apprenticeship College last January, and has just received her certificate for her intermediate apprenticeship in Business and Administration.
 
Katie says the apprenticeship route was ideal for her style of learning: “You learn as you work, and you’re gaining a qualification from that. I’m not the kind of person who can sit in a classroom and take it all in, I have to be hands on! So an apprenticeship was a good way for me to learn.”
 
Having started with general ward clerking duties, Katie found the progression very rewarding and is now planning to start a Level 3 qualification alongside her full-time post. “It’s great, I have a new wage now, a new role and I feel like I’ve really taken a step up. There was so much work put into it, and it’s great to see how far I’ve come through the year.”
 
09/03/2017

"They look after you and they're so caring. I'm not frightened of dying."

 

Chrissie Fenton, patient