10 February 2022
Frimley Health is marking National Apprenticeship Week by celebrating all our apprentices and saying thank you for the incredible contributions they make to our organisation.
The Trust currently has 232 apprentices working across the organisation in 26 different roles, ranging from midwifery and healthcare support through to business administration, early years education and catering.
The apprentices earn while they learn and gain valuable skills and knowledge in their roles.
Learning and Development Manager Nikki Morgan said: “Supporting our staff is one of our key strategic ambitions and offering apprenticeships is just one of the ways we can do that
“They are an opportunity to grow and develop in your chosen career – and even gain a nationally-recognised qualification on completion.”
Apprenticeships are open to people aged 16-plus and you can study at a variety of levels.
The theme for National Apprenticeship Week (7-13 February) is “Building for the Future”. Frimley Health began the week by planting seed bombs in the wellbeing garden at Frimley Park Hospital and at the ED garden at Wexham Park. The resulting wildflowers will represent the growth of apprentices as their careers develop.
Nikki visited The Parapet team at King Edward VII Hospital in Windsor, where she presented a distinction certificate to Ana Tamang on completion of her Mammography Associate Level 4 apprenticeship.
And on Tuesday, seven apprentices shared their experiences with the Trust's senior leadership team, discussing how the scheme supported them in their current roles, the proudest moment of their apprenticeships so far and how they will help in building their future careers.
Learning and Organisational Development (L&OD) colleagues have been visiting teams and departments at Frimley Health's main hospital sites and in the community throughout the week, handing out information and talking to staff about the learning opportunities on offer.
The team has also been holding a daily quiz and sharing success stories on Twitter – follow @FHFT_LearningOD to find out more.
Read about the experiences of some of our FHFT apprentices:
Sophie Rees, MSc Advanced Clinical Practitioner – Level 7
Ana Tamang, Mammography Associate Apprenticeship Level 4
Champion Mukunga, Team Leader/Supervisor Level 3 Apprenticeship
Frimley Health Apprenticeship Conference
We will be holding our second apprenticeship conference on 26 April at Ascot Racecourse. It’s an opportunity to hear how apprenticeships can support staff development, from people entering the NHS, and how the Trust will grow its workforce for the future. To find out how you can get involved, email firstname.lastname@example.org.