Healthcare Trust highly commended in regional apprenticeship awards

12:14 27 March 2014

(Left to right) Helen France, head of business development for the National Apprenticeship Scheme; Tracey Gillard, clinical development facilitator; Soo Sims, clinical training lead; and Darryn Allcorn, interim director of workforce and organisational development.

(Left to right) Helen France, head of business development for the National Apprenticeship Scheme; Tracey Gillard, clinical development facilitator; Soo Sims, clinical training lead; and Darryn Allcorn, interim director of workforce and organisational development.

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Indivuals also bag award and commendation at Apprentice of the Year Awards

Scott Butcher won the personal achievement of the year awardScott Butcher won the personal achievement of the year award

THE Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust has been highly commended for the success of its apprenticeship programme.

The Trust won the ‘employer of the year’ accolade at the Apprentice of the Year Awards held at Buckerell Lodge in Exeter, run by Education + Training Skills.

The award centred on the Trust’s clinical healthcare support worker apprenticeship, which was launched in November 2011.

Since then, more than 50 students have undertaken a clinical work-based apprenticeship at North Devon District Hospital and community hospitals across Exeter, North, Mid and East Devon.

Becky Goulding, of the Brannam Medical Centre in Barnstaple, is presented with her Apprentice of the Year award.Becky Goulding, of the Brannam Medical Centre in Barnstaple, is presented with her Apprentice of the Year award.

Simon Mills, from Education + Training Skills, wrote in his nomination: “The ongoing success of the clinical healthcare support worker apprenticeship is based on the combined efforts of the workforce and organisational development team, and in particular Darryn Allcorn, Soo Sims, Tracey Gillard and Gail Richards.

“These four combine their respective talents and make a formidable team with a willingness to work with training providers to develop sustainable apprenticeship programmes designed to maximise success for the learners and their organisation.”

There was also individual success for Scott Butcher, a healthcare assistant on Capener Ward at NDDH, who won the personal achievement of the year award.

His nomination said: “He is an excellent role model, professional at all times, very hard working and a well-respected and valued member of his ward team.”

Caridad Chilcott, a healthcare assistant on the Medical Assessment Unit (MAU) at NDDH, was highly commended in the same category.

Her nomination said: “She continually strives to do her best and never gives up, even if she does not succeed at the first attempt.”

The awards tied in with National Apprenticeship Week.

The Healthcare Trust works closely with local colleges and training providers, and has employed a total of 193 apprentices in clinical, administration, business and specialist support roles since 2008.

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A young Barnstaple doctors’ surgery apprentice was also recognised at the awards ceremony.

Becky Goulding, of the Brannam Medical Centre, won Apprentice of the Year in the 16-18-year-old category.

Becky, who is undertaking training through ETS, was nominated by her assessor and practice manager at Brannams.

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