Here at Tameside & Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are investing in the development of our employees. We re-launched Apprenticeships into our organisation in 2016, and have a growing list of clinical & non-clinical qualifications for both new and existing members of staff to embark on.
We have a dedicated Apprenticeship team which supports our employees to enrol upon an Apprenticeship that will enhance their skills and development in their role, and works with high-performing, local Apprenticeship providers to deliver bespoke programmes of learning. The Apprenticeship Tutor and individual Line Managers support employees to succeed, and Apprenticeship which will take between 15 and 24 months (or more, depending on the programme) A strong support network is built through regular meetings, virtual learning and support, and our in-house Apprenticeship Forums.
We have embraced Apprenticeships at all levels, including Masters Level MBA Apprenticeships, to support development into senior roles. There are different levels of Leadership & Management Apprenticeships available for supervisors and departmental managers within the Trust. These programmes extend over a period of 15 – 24 months and our aspiring leaders will develop their skills in leading teams, understanding projects, finance and self-awareness.
An entry – level Apprentice may be what is considered the “traditional” Apprentice taking up a work-based qualification rather than an academic route, and these bright individuals can offer fresh ideas, current digital skills and a new perspective. Recent changes in funding have allowed us to expand the types of people we can support to complete Apprenticeships. There is no upper age limit, however you must be at least 16 to apply for an Apprenticeship role at the Trust. We can also support those that have had previous careers or experience in other areas, and are looking for a change of role. Previous qualifications are also not a barrier to enrolling on an Apprenticeship. We have a wide and varied group of new and existing staff enrolled here at the Trust, and our Apprentices learn from sharing these experiences with each other.
We are proud to have taken part in trainee Nursing Associate Apprenticeship programmes working with the University of Bolton. You can read more about this programme HERE (external link) This is a new role to the Nursing Family, and has given our existing workforce an opportunity to develop into a registered nursing role without having to leave our Trust to attend University; earning and learning at the same time.
There are many other Apprenticeship routes available – through Finance, Healthcare Sciences, Business Administration, Heating & Plumbing.
If you are interested in taking up a role with the Trust, please visit our vacancies section, where all our Apprenticeship and non-Apprenticeship roles are advertised.