NHS trust hosting virtual open evening during National Apprenticeship Week – Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

The event will allow online attendees to hear from young apprentice ambassadors as well as those leading teams nurturing apprentices within the trust, which runs hospital and community services in Northumberland and North Tyneside.

The evening, running from 5.45pm to 7pm on Thursday, February 10, will also feature representatives from Northumberland County Council and Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the region’s mental health services.

Natasha Scorer now works as an assessor and facilitator at Northumbria Healthcare, guiding the careers of new apprentices, having started six years ago as a level 2 apprentice in healthcare.

Recently appointed Chair of the North East Young Apprenticeships Ambassador Network (YAAN), she said: “As I know from personal experience, apprenticeships are a really valuable way of getting into a rewarding and meaningful career and I would recommend that anyone curious should join this event to find out more about what they can expect.

“Sometimes there are myths and preconceptions about apprenticeships which aren’t really an accurate picture of what apprenticeships are like in real life, who they’re for and what you can get out of them.

“Please join us at next week’s event so that you can learn more and discover whether an apprenticeship with the trust could be the right opportunity for you.”

Northumbria Healthcare offers apprenticeship opportunities at level 2 and upwards, where apprentices will learn the knowledge and skills important to their role in health and social care, business administration, estates and facilities, and supplies.

The trust began delivery of apprenticeships as an employer provider in 2017 and was recently rated good across the board in its first full inspection by Ofsted. More than 95% of its apprentices gain employment with the trust or wider NHS.

To register for the event and to find out more, visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/northumbria-apprenticeships-virtual-open-evening-tickets-257928811017

Members of the Northumbria Healthcare apprenticeship team will also be available to speak to young people at the careers event taking place in Berwick on Tuesday, February 8, which features a wide range of employers.

The event, in the Town Hall, features sessions for schools and education providers in the area as well as a slot for the general public from 2pm to 4pm.

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