Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is pleased to announce that we have been recognised in the prestigious Centrica Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer list.
Each year, we provide 200 apprenticeships across the organisation, in an array of departments. Many of these positions are not traditionally associated with a hospital environment such as catering and hospitality or accountancy, as well as the more conventional roles such as health care support.
In such a large and complex organisation, there are always opportunities available to learn and develop, and our apprenticeship programme continues to grow each and every year.
All of our apprentices work towards nationally recognised qualifications ranging from level two (equivalent to GCSE) to level six (degree).
We retain approximately 90% of our apprentices at the end of their training and many have progressed to more senior roles with us, which is a great achievement.
England’s Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers list is compiled annually by the National Apprenticeship Service, and recognises excellence in businesses that employ apprentices.
Andrew Stone, Apprenticeship Business Manager at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be named as a top 100 apprenticeship employer this year. We are proud to be able to offer a high standard and wide range of apprenticeships in our organisation in order to help people start their careers and develop our workforce of the future. As an approved apprenticeship training provider, the Health Academy at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust delivers apprenticeships that ensure our workforce receive skills directly linked to the needs of the organisation, helping them to grow and develop for future roles.”
Karen Partington, Chief Executive at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said: “Our apprentices are extremely important to us and they really do make a difference to our organisation. We are delighted that everyone’s hard work and dedication has been recognised through this achievement.”