NNUH offers new Traineeship programme

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NNUH) is offering Traineeships for young people to develop the skills they would need for an apprenticeship or employment in healthcare.

Traineeships are a new programme for young people, aged 16 – 24, who want to work, but who may need extra help to gain an apprenticeship or job. Traineeships give these young people the opportunity to develop the skills and workplace experience that employers require.

Working in partnership with education provider Broadland Council Training Services (BCTS), NNUH is recruiting ten trainees to join programmes from the end of May. The trainees will undertake work experience across a range of departments at NNUH for 30 hours per week, and will be on placement for a minimum of 12 weeks and up to a maximum of 20 weeks to ensure they benefit from experience as much as possible. The trainees will receive additional classroom-based training provided by BCTS once a week.

Annie Cook, NNUH Apprenticeship Coordinator is leading the new Traineeship programme, and said: “These Traineeships are a fantastic way to prepare young people for an apprenticeship in the healthcare industry. We will guarantee each of the 10 trainees an interview for any apprenticeship post we have available at the end of their work experience, giving them even more experience of interviews to help them with any future job applications. This is the first time we’ve been able to offer anything like this and I’m really proud that NNUH can help local young people in this way.”

Pippa Bennett from BCTS said: “One of the biggest barriers to young people gaining an Apprenticeship is their lack of experience. So this programme along with the experience NNUH can provide them will help to gain valuable skills for future employment.”

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Traineeships offer young people the opportunity to undertake a substantial work placement and work skills training, alongside support to improve their English and Maths. Depending on the young person’s needs, a range of other support and flexible training may be offered to help them develop their skills and progress quickly onto an apprenticeship or secure other employment.

For more information about Traineeships, Apprenticeships or any other courses, please contact BCTS on 01603 430477 or email training@broadland.gov.uk

Wednesday 26th of March 2014 11:00:24 AM