Vocational staff training award for university hospital
The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital has won a training award from City College Norwich for showing its commitment towards developing on-the-job skills and learning for its staff.
The hospital won the City College Norwich Vocational Qualifications Higher Level Skills Award. The award was won for work to develop Foundation degrees in Health Studies and in Public Sector Management.
Both vocational qualifications have been designed for staff on Agenda for Change pay bands 1 to 4. Traditionally, those staff groups have been least likely to be able to access formal training or qualifications in their job roles.
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital Training and Development Manager Julia Watling received the award this morning at an event at City College. She said: We are really pleased to have been able to develop the Foundation degrees in Health Studies and Public Sector Management and delighted to have won this award. Its important that staff who traditionally might not have been able to develop their skills and knowledge have had this opportunity.
Last year the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust also won recognition for its work in helping get disadvantaged jobseekers back into work through working with Jobcentre Plus in Local Employment Partnerships (LEPs). The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was runner up in both the Unlocking Talent and Getting Back to Work award categories.