The Trust is delighted to announce that it has won the ‘Small Apprenticeship Employer of the Year’ award at the first Health Education West Midlands Apprenticeship Recognitions awards.
After receiving the nomination in September, the Trust beat many
other organisations to the prize at the ceremony last week. Abby Oates, Head of Learning and Development, Helen O’Carolan, Senior HR Manager and Sam Dewis, Occupational Therapy Team Lead, attended the gala event at Edgbaston Cricket Ground to pick up the award.
Speaking about the significance of apprenticeships to the Trust, Abby Oates said: “We’ve been hosting non-clinical apprenticeships for a few years now but have recently started a clinical apprenticeships programme for healthcare assistants which is going very well.
“Apprentices bring huge benefits to the Trust and ensure our workforce reflects the communities we serve and balance out the age profile of our staff base. I’m really proud we’ve had this work recognised.”