NNUH shortlisted for national training award

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NNUH) has been shortlisted in the national Training Journal Awards in the apprenticeship category, for its innovative Apprenticeship programme.

Since 2010, 81 new apprentices have been taken on across a variety of clinical and non-clinical roles; 39 new staff have completed the educational element of their apprenticeship and have secured permanent posts or gone on to higher education, 41 are still on programme.

NNUH works closely with high schools and colleges across the region promoting NHS Careers and offering advice and guidance to their career information staff. This enables local young people to be appointed to apprenticeship posts, benefitting NNUH and its workforce.

Julia Watling, NNUH Training and Development Manager, said: “To be shortlisted for such a prestigious national award is a great credit to the Trust. Apprenticeships have transformed the way we recruit and are at the heart of its succession planning allowing the organisation to ‘grow our own’ workforce. This exciting new talent stream helps us to create a highly trained, sustainable workforce offering outstanding patient care.”

NNUH works alongside local education training providers to ensure that new apprentices and existing staff are supported within an apprenticeship plan to enable them to understand the theory behind their roles, and then provide evidence of their practical skills through the NVQ Diploma.

NNUH is shortlisted with five well known national organisations such as Wm Morrison Supermarkets Plc, the Forestry Commission , MITIE FM , Aster Group, and Seddon Construction.

Established in 2006, the purpose of the Training Journal Awards is to promote excellence, best practice and innovation in training, learning and development, across the whole spectrum of industry, commerce and the public sector, and from organisations of all sizes.

The winners will be announced at an event on Wednesday 27th November in the City of London.

Friday 18th of October 2013 11:00:15 AM