Barnsley College will be answering your questions at Barnsley Hospital on Thursday 9 March to answer your questions about apprenticeships and encourage you – or someone you know – to make that the next career step.

Between 6-10 March, the tenth National Apprentic
eship Week will bring together employers and apprentices from across England to celebrate the success of apprenticeships over the last decade and will seek to encourage even more people to choose apprenticeships as a fast-track to a great career.

Consequently, the Trust has supported in excess of 2700 apprentices at the hospital for over 30 years and, on average, we have fifty apprentices working in the organisation at any one time.

The result of this has seen a number of our apprentices collect their ‘25 year’s long service awards’ and some undertake senior managerial roles across the organisation.

Our ex-apprentices support and mentor new apprentices and some will be on hand to lend guidance on at the event in Beckett’s Restaurant (11:30am – 2pm) and further celebrate the success of our apprentices.

Apprenticeship facts:

  • A person aged 16 or over can work in a care setting, as long as they are undertaking training, are competent and are supervised.

  • Apprentice training is tailored to ensure that you develop the skills and knowledge that your employer wants.

  • Many successful careers start with an apprenticeship. On completion, 90% of apprentices stay in employment with 71% staying with the same employer.

  • Less than 7% of the current NHS workforce is 16-24.