NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde (NHSGGC) has been named Public Sector Employer of the Year at Scotland’s Modern Apprenticeship Awards.
The health board won the award at the Edinburgh event for showing exceptional commitment to the Modern Apprenticeship programme. The other finalists in the category were Scottish Canals and the University of St Andrews.
NHSGGC, in partnership with Glasgow Clyde College, offers apprenticeships in a range of job areas to help young people gain access to quality training opportunities.
Last month 29 young people celebrated at a board awards ceremony following the successful completion of their Modern Apprenticeships.
All apprentices signed up to a learning programme with on-the-job training roles including nursing assistants, radiotherapy assistants, healthcare support workers and administrators.
In addition to the 29 graduates, another 50 have been confirmed in roles for 2015-16 programme.
Anne MacPherson, director of Human Resources & Organisational Development, NHSGGC, said: “The Public Sector Employer of the Year award is a real validation of all the work we are carrying out to make a difference not just as a health board but as an inclusive, forward looking employer.
“We’re absolutely committed to providing jobs, work experience and training opportunities for young people aged 16-24.
“Our Modern Apprenticeship programme is helping young people secure training and employment opportunities. This is enabling us to develop a pool of talented and confident young people with the skills NHSGGC needs for the future.
“By investing time and training in them at this stage, the programme offers young people the opportunity to develop real hands-on skills that can change their lives and, ultimately, support our patient services.”
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Pic: Hannah Docherty, NHSGGC Modern Apprentice of the year.