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Apprentice of the year winner 2020 Administration Assistant ( Central Business Support) Adults Commissioning – Northampton Adult Social Services I am doing the Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship. Winning the ‘Behind the Scenes’ Award for Adult Social Care was amazing but to win ‘Apprentice of the Year’ was phenomenally incredible, and I feel really honoured….Learn more
Niall Spencer – County Nurse Award Winner Nursing Associate Apprentice Niall finds that one of the positives of undertaking an apprenticeship course is that there is no student debt. As Niall is in his forties with a mortgage and family, it is a massive advantage to learn and develop whilst not adding any student debt….Learn more
Rosie Lever – Team Working Award Winner Trainee Healthcare Assistant. Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (KGH) Rosie is 21 years old and began her year-long Trainee Healthcare Assistant apprenticeship in September 2019. Rosie entered the apprenticeship programme as she was not really interested in academic studies but was far more interested in achieving a…Learn more
Natalie Billing – Apprentice manager award winner Wellbeing coordinator. Northamptonshire County Council – Adult Social Care For an educational background, Natalie attended university and gained an undergraduate degree in Psychology Wellbeing, as well as a Masters in Psychological Wellbeing. On leaving university she joined Northamptonshire County Council as a Wellbeing Advisor in August 2017. Following…Learn more
Karen Burrows – Our Values Award Winner Service Manager Adult Social Care – Northamptonshire Adult Social Care Karen is currently a service manager at Northamptonshire Adult Social Care. In her current role Karen manages four teams, and makes funding decisions regarding care for people, Human Resources and many other things, such as developing better services…Learn more
Elanor Jones – Behind the Scenes Award Winner ESR Administrator (Workforce Systems Administrator). Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (KGH) Elanor is 21 years old and has been working at Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (KGH) as a Workforce Systems Administrator since June 2019. Elanor did not have any qualifications coming out of school…Learn more
Sarah Pratt – County Nurse Runner Up Award County Nurse. Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHFT) – Healthcare Nursing Sarah is 41 years old and currently works at NHFT as a Healthcare Assistant on the Nursing Apprenticeship Pathway. This is a new apprenticeship that she began two years ago, and it will lead her to…Learn more
Sophie Bettelley – County Nurse Award Winner Primary Care. Mawsley Medical Centre Sophie is on a Registered Adult Nursing Degree Apprenticeship, that began last year in September 2019. It is a four- year long course and completes in 2023. Sophie is 32 years old. Prior to working in healthcare Sophie worked as a Project Manager….Learn more
Pietro Fraterrigo – Patient Experience Award winner Pre-registered Pharmacy technician. Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (KGH). Pietro Fraterrigo is a 52-year-old Apprentice who started working as a Band 2 Support Worker at the KGH Pharmacy three years ago. The opportunity of undertaking an apprenticeship course arose and Pietro started the 2-year Apprenticeship role in…Learn more
Lucy Coleman – County Nurse Award Runner up NHFT. Nurse Degree Apprenticeship What attracted you to apply to become an apprentice? I wanted to complete the Health and Social Care diploma to allow me to progress in my career so I could go on to do my nurse training. After contact with the Learning and…Learn more
Casey Brown – Patient Experience Award Winner Healthcare – Assistant Mental Health Casey is 20 years old and is currently completing a Children and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMMS) apprenticeship at NHFT. For Casey, it is a role that she has always been interested in, and the opportunity arose when she began looking at NHFT’s website…Learn more
A new survey, commissioned by mental health charity St Andrew’s Healthcare, has revealed that, despite increased understanding of common mental health problems, complex conditions such as schizophrenia and borderline personality disorder (BPD) are still hugely misunderstood. Many of the people surveyed admitted they would be nervous, fearful, and in some cases stop seeing a person…Learn more