7 February 2022

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) is celebrating its apprentices during National Apprenticeship Week (7-13 February).

The Trust sees it as a time to raise awareness about the diverse and wide variety of apprenticeship opportunities that are available at SaTH and the rest of the NHS.

This year’s theme is ‘build the future’ and will reflect on how apprenticeships can help individuals to develop the skills and knowledge for a rewarding career.

Here at the Trust we currently have 185 on apprenticeship programmes and there are a range of apprenticeships including Customer Service Practitioners, Pharmacy Technicians, Assistant Practitioners – Radiography and Registered Nurses.

Apprenticeships introduced last year include Physiotherapist, Senior Healthcare Support – Maternity and Healthcare Science Assistant – Audiology.

Some of the apprenticeship opportunities available later this year may include Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy, Operating Department Practitioner Trainee and Engineering.

At SaTH, apprenticeships provide an opportunity to support local people of any age to begin and progress on their journey in the NHS, providing them with a career option they might otherwise not have had or have even considered.

Apprenticeship qualifications are available to support the development of both new and existing staff members and the Trust embraces this route to help people progress in their chosen career.

Rhia Boyode, Director of People and Organisational Development at SaTH, said: “People undertaking apprenticeships are an important and valued part of our workforce. There are so many different roles and apprenticeships are a fantastic opportunity for people to consider as a pathway into the NHS and to underpin their progression on their chosen career route within our organisation.”

For further information about apprenticeships at SaTh please visit www.jobs.sath.nhs.uk/find-job/apprenticeships or call Judith Tudor, Workforce Transformation Manager, on 01952 641222 ext 2956 (email: judithc.tudor@nhs.net). You can also set up an alert for when vacancies are advertised throughout the year.

Keep an eye on SaTH’s social media accounts this week too (twitter – @sathNHS , Facebook – @ShrewsburyandTelfordNHS, Insta – @sathnhs) to see some of those who have taken up apprenticeship opportunities with the Trust.