Twenty one apprentices and their mentors gathered to celebrate their achievements with a Christmas lunch in Barnsley College’s Zest Restaurant.
The twenty one apprentices appointed by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) in September of this year, are completing Business Administration, Health and Social Care and Engineering Apprenticeships with Barnsley College.
They support a range of areas across the Trust including administration, clinical health, health and social care, cleaning and estates.
The apprentices were joined by their mentors and Sue Sparks, Head of Education at RDaSH. Sue said: “I am extremely excited about setting these young people on in Apprenticeship roles and the support they have received from the college has been invaluable.”
Michelle Ellis is employed as a Level 2 Business Administration apprentice. She said: “I had worked in a similar role for numerous years; however I had no qualifications for the job opportunities available. At 37, I felt that it was time to start building a solid career and my Apprenticeship will help me to gain recognised qualifications and hopefully secure a permanent job in the future.”
Josh Hall, 23, agreed with Michelle’s comments and went on to say: “I was in the process of completing a 15 week work experience programme at the hospital when they told me about this role. My managers could see how I’d learnt new skills in a short space of time and I knew I had the potential to develop further and secure a job.”