Grace Bonnewell2

North Middlesex University Hospital held an Event this week (Monday 14 March) to celebrate both past and existing Apprentices and their achievements.

The Apprenticeship Partnership between the Trust and CONEL began in March 2015 and has already resulted in over 30 new Apprenticeships.

As part of the event, three of the Apprentices spoke about their experiences to date. 

Grace Bonnewell (pictured) explained how she gained a place at University before realising that it was not the right time or choice for her. Her work as an Apprentice Chaperone has now helped her to improve her confidence and to identify exactly what she does want to do for the future.

Helen Rushworth, Director of Human Resources highlighted how important Apprentices are to the North Middlesex NHS Hospital Trust. Their first apprentice was John Keats, who was employed in 1809, and eventually went on to become the famous poet!

In 2014, the Hospital employed 24 apprentices. The celebration event looked at the success of these individuals including Kyri Kokkinos, who started as an Apprentice, and is now manager in a busy department.

The Hospital linked up with CONEL in 2015 to  focus on supporting local residents into employment. This has doubled their apprenticeship numbers and increased the range from Business Administration to Clinical Support and Management.

Jackie Chapman, Director Employability and Employer Engagement at CONEL, said: “This is one of the great examples of a true partnership, where the values of the hopsital and the college are to support the local community. Both the Hospital Trust and the College are passionate about apprenticeships and committed to developing young people. As an employer, the Trust is exceptional, providing dedicated staff and support to new apprentices to help them adapt to their roles. We look forward to working with them and with many more apprentices and were delighted to join them today in their celebrations."


If you are in interested in starting an apprenticeship, call our Apprenticeships Hotline today on 020 8442 3442.

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