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Appenticeship Roadshow Rolls into West Midlands Hospital

Apprentice Roadshow Rolls Into West Midlands HospitalAn apprenticeship roadshow visited West Midlands Hospital in a drive to recruit the next cohort of Ramsay Health Care UK apprentices.

Sam Bradfield and Sophie Wheeler from Hart Learning & Development highlighted a range of exciting apprenticeship opportunities at West Midlands Hospital and Ramsay Health Care nationally.

West Midlands Hospital already has two apprentices who are going from strength-to-strength, working closely with consultants and the hospital team, as they aim to achieve Clinical Healthcare Support qualifications.

Clinical and non-clinical apprenticeships are available with Ramsay Health Care and apprentices can either be an existing employee or someone new to the organisation.

An apprentice can be anyone, of any age, in any role who is looking to further their career and knowledge.

They can progress from a Level 2 qualification (equivalent to a GCSE qualification) to a Level 7 qualification which is post graduate level.

The next wave of Ramsay Health Care apprentices are due to start their training programmes with the company from September.

Ramsay also plans to introduce nursing degree level degrees in addition to Operating Development Practitioners (ODPs), Physios, Human Resources and Finance at these higher levels.

Annette Cairns, Organisational Development Manager for Ramsay Health Care, said: "The apprenticeship programme benefits us and our staff.  With support and nurture, at the end of the apprenticeship, we have individuals who we've trained ourselves and meet the high Ramsay Healthcare standards we expect of our staff.  

“Apprentices have the chance to gain a variety of experience and form part of the multi-disciplinary team caring for patients.  

“The intermediate apprenticeship in clinical healthcare support (Level 2) is the first step in a potential career path which could lead to further learning such as an advanced apprenticeship in clinical healthcare support (level 3) and beyond to a higher apprenticeship for the advanced practitioner in health."

West Midlands Hospital Theatre Manager Helen Lamb has heaped praise on apprentice Craig Tromans who works in the theatre team.

Helen said: “We are extremely pleased with the progress that Craig has made with us.

“He is a big part of our theatre team and as well as assisting with aspects of theatre surgery, he is also developing his knowledge of the theatre administration procedures and patient pathways.

“It’s great to see someone with so much enthusiasm and the apprenticeship is proving to be a win-win scenario for both Craig and our hospital.”

Ramsay Health Care has been offering apprenticeships within its hospitals since 2014.

West Midlands Hospital is one of the leading private hospitals in the Midlands region and patients can pay privately for their hospital surgery which reduces waiting times considerably.

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