NEW CAREER PROGRAMME GIVES YOUNG PEOPLE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME AN NHS HERO

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust has launched a new ‘Careers for Young People Programme’ this week, in association with HTP Apprenticeship College.

The programme is providing young people aged 16-24, leaving school or currently not working, with an exciting opportunity to start a rewarding career at the Trust.

Starting in September 2022, the 2-year education programme will help 16-24 year olds start a career in one of over 150 careers that are available within the NHS on the Island.

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The programme starts with a 6-month traineeship where successful candidates will undertake placements in both Healthcare and Business Support services to gain a valuable insight into the roles and careers available.

Upon successful completion of the traineeship, an 18-month apprenticeship with the Trust can begin straight away with further opportunities for career progression available right through to Degree Level.

Nicola Longson, Director of Operations, has said:

“This is a fantastic opportunity for both the young people wanting to start a career within the NHS but also for the Trust.

“When most people think of a career within the NHS, they tend to think clinical careers, nursing careers and years of university but there are so many more opportunities, and this is a great way to showcase and make those options available.

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“The NHS is able to offer careers in catering, finance, estates and facilities, management and many more. If young people aren’t sure which career route they want to take but would love to become apart of the NHS this programme gives them the opportunity to explore the endless opportunities.”

Rachael Randall, HTP Apprenticeship College’s Principal & Chief Executive, adds:

“HTP is proud to be working in partnership with the Isle of Wight NHS Trust. This new programme is genuinely inspiring, helping a new generation of young people to forge careers in the health service, at a time when the NHS has touched all of our lives.

“As we move away from the pandemic it’s brilliant to be able to support the NHS on the Island by training new Apprentices to support the Trust in a wide range of roles, as well as creating new jobs and employment opportunities for young people.”

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Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
1 month ago

Cheap labour by the backdoor, you can guarantee the “work placements” will be just replacing full time staff who should be doing the job.

Cal Orific
Cal Orific
Reply to  Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
1 month ago

But, but, but, when you were a lad, didn’t you work 12 hours a day down t’ pit for tuppence a week?

If you are going to troll, Diggers, at least try to be consistent.

Stephen
Stephen
Reply to  Cal Orific
1 month ago

Working down the pit wasn’t 12 hrs aday it was just under 7 hrs a day and a dam sight more than tuppence a day Then good old maggie screwed us over then bought coal from abroad

Last edited 1 month ago by Stephen
Nathan Eddington
Nathan Eddington
1 month ago

With forced vaccinations and no doubt more similar stunts in the future, who on earth would want to work for the nhs

fred
fred
Reply to  Nathan Eddington
1 month ago

Why do you like being ill?

Old school.
Old school.
1 month ago

Become a hero?
Good people do many a great thing every day and receive no recognition, and those that I know (not nhs, not blue light) .would frankly run a mile from it, as they are not into the virtue signalling culture of the now. It’s all a bit tedium ad infinitum.
And anyway, we were far from heroes on the YTS scheme back in the day, which this sounds like only dressed up a bit.

Bob
Bob
1 month ago

Is ‘NHS hero’ what used to be called a nurse before the pandemic? Asking for a friend’s daughter.

 

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