Offering apprenticeships changes lives, and brings business benefits to Guy's and St Thomas'. Our apprenticeship programme has helped staff to further their skills and local people to find a route into employment. Currently, there are almost 60 people in apprenticeships across the trust but there is more we can do.
We plan to offer another 60 apprenticeships and advanced apprenticeships to local people over the next two years.
For more information about clinical apprenticeships, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about non-clinical apprenticeships, contact courtney.Sherwell@gstt.nhs.uk.
Nicola Spencer (pictured) was working in the Trust as a customer care receptionist in the maternity unit but wanted to become a midwife.
Nicola applied for a maternity support worker apprenticeship, where she studied one day a week over the course of a year. The remaining time was spent working in women’s services.
After successfully completing the apprenticeship Nicola acknowledged that while it was challenging at times, she persevered making use of all the available support: "The training has helped my career. I have now got a conditional offer from King's College London to train to become a midwife. The experience I gained clinically and academically have helped me and, I believe, given me a good foundation for September."