The National School of Healthcare Science is marking National Apprenticeship Week (8th February – 14th February) by highlighting the contributions made by healthcare science apprentices.
There are currently 520 healthcare science apprentices across hospitals in England. In 2019/20 Trusts utilised £2.2million of their apprenticeship levy on training Healthcare Science Practitioner (degree) apprentices and it was the 15th most used apprenticeship standard in the NHS.
Graham Wilson, Training Programme Director for Apprentices at the National School, said: “I am delighted to support National Apprenticeship Week and recognise the contribution made by all Healthcare Science professionals during these difficult times.
Apprentices are a vital workforce helping to provide essential services to patients and support to colleagues across a wide range of healthcare science specialities. When I meet with apprentices I am always impressed by their enthusiasm and commitment to learning and delivering high quality, safe patient care.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank not only the apprentices but also their mentors, managers, teachers and assessors for everything that they do in difficult circumstances.
Apprentices can gain a range of qualifications from Level 2 apprentice and Level 5/6. Courses range from 12-24 months in duration.
For more information on apprenticeships look out for opportunities on NHS jobs.