Message from the Chairman:

At the conclusion of National Apprenticeship Week 2017, I’d like to personally thank those that have come through the doors at Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

We have a long and rich history of providing the platform for people in the area to continue their learning and have prosperous careers.

We are proud of the fact that we aid professional development and are seen as a respected employer that can provide that all important first step for employees.

Since the mid-1980’s, thousands of apprentices have honed their skills and used the resources available to them – and this trend shows no sign of letting up as we have, on average, 50 apprentices at any one time in the Trust.

Not only are the apprentices who come to us well versed in their chosen fields, they evolve in to well-rounded and grounded people who, more often than not, we want to keep. It’s amazing how many people actually secure employment with us in the longer term.

In the Barnsley region, we are one of the largest employers and subsequently are proud to play our part in contributing to the local economy by providing continued opportunities for people to take on an apprenticeship. We feel we benefit from the sense of local pride in our apprentices which, we should not forget, come from a variety of age groups.


Steve Wragg, Chairman

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust




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2 responses to “Appreciating Apprentices”

  1. Della says:

    My son was wanting a placement but apparently you have no policy to take placements on you need to realise these are your future staff that’s if they think your worth it

    • Andy Leppard says:

      Although we have no universal policy for work placements, various teams in the Hospital will consider supporting “work experience” placements for defined periods of time.

      Patient safety is our primary concern so it can sometimes take quite a lot of time to organise work experience, but it is possible.