It’s National Apprenticeship Week from Monday, 4 March, and our Apprenticeship team have a variety of activities planned including careers events and away days.
On Monday apprentices working at the hospital will visit the Kingswood outdoor activity centre in Overstrand, Norfolk, for a day focusing on teamwork. The day is designed to be fun while exploring what it means to be a supportive team and to highlight the Trust’s values of providing professional and effective services, to treat everyone with courtesy and respect, to give responsive communication and be attentively kind and helpful.
On Tuesday 5 the team will be at the East Coast College Apprenticeship Fair, while on Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 March they will head to the Norfolk Skills and Careers Festival at the Norfolk Showground, billed as the largest skills and careers event in the county. Aimed at 14 to 24-year-olds, the event highlights what employers have to offer and opportunities available, giving insights into routes into a range of jobs and chances for career progression.
On Friday it’s a trip to Beccles to talk to students at the Sir John Leman High School breakfast event about apprenticeships and what our hospital can offer.
The week’s activities are designed to raise awareness of apprenticeships and how beneficial they can be for organisations and individuals. Many James Paget apprentices go on to careers at the hospital, with apprenticeships giving an insight into the different roles available and plenty of opportunities for career progression.
We offer apprenticeships in many different departments and these are advertised via our website and NHS jobs when they become available throughout the year. To find out more please visit the Apprenticeships section of our website here.
To get updates when new apprenticeships are offered you can also follow the Apprenticeships team Twitter account - https://twitter.com/JPUH_Apprentice
Each year we celebrate our apprentices through our Remarkable People Awards, inviting nominations for the ‘Apprentice of the Year’. In 2018 the award was won by Lucy Chapman, an apprentice in our Training and Development team. She was praised as being ‘effective, helpful and always kind’, ‘a great pleasure to work with, always focussed and never daunted by a challenge’ and ‘consistently hard working, going out of her way to ensure training runs to plan without any issues.