Apprentice Awards Success

Two Barnsley College apprentices are being put forward for national accolades following their success at the Yorkshire and Humber Talent for Care Awards 2015.

The awards, which took place at the Marriott Hotel in Leeds, celebrate the successes of individuals, healthcare support staff and apprentices.

The awards showcase and recognise the continued enthusiasm and commitment of everyone involved in the delivery of NHS Apprenticeships and the training and development of support staff. Barnsley College apprentices Kira Rosser, who works as a Clinical Apprentice at Sheffield Road Surgery, and Jenny Murfin, a Healthcare Science Apprentice in the Audiology Department at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, were highly commended at the awards and will now be nominated for national awards.

Dr Kakoty, lead GP at the Kakoty Practice, Kira’s employer, said, “Kira epitomizes what is possible through participating whole-heartedly in the apprenticeship programme, I am grateful we took the plunge as employers and have found the experience very beneficial and enjoyable”.

Jenny’s colleagues and tutors nominated her for her commitment to both her workplace and her academic training. They said, “Jenny has achieved all of the academic targets, and has undertaken several in-house training courses. She is the first to volunteer and recently went on a residential course to be learn additional, specialist skills. She is an integral part of our team now and has shown such commitment, such loyalty and professionalism that she is an inspiration to us all. Jenny has high hopes for the future and we know she will achieve them however difficult it is.”

Brigid Baker, Head of the Early Years and Care Department at Barnsley College, said “Both girls deserve to be recognised for their outstanding achievements and commitment to both their work and apprenticeship studies. They both have shining careers ahead of them in the NHS and I wish them every luck at the national awards. They are an asset to their employers and the college.”

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