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NAME: Ethan Briscoe
ROLE: Apprentice Laboratory Technician    

DEPT: Microbiology

COURSE: Laboratory & Science Technicians

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What made you apply for this apprenticeship?

 

I wanted a job as soon as I had left school as I wanted to earn money whilst gaining qualifications and my sister introduced me to the apprenticeships.

 

What have you learnt in your apprenticeship so far?

 

I have loved every single minute of my apprenticeship and it is by far the greatest thing I have done in my life. I have learnt how to truly work hard.

Who has supported you in the workplace throughout your apprenticeship? Every single one of my colleagues have helped me gain a lot of knowledge and Wirral Met College have also helped me a lot.

 

What have you been most proud of in your apprenticeship so far?

 

It would be winning ‘Learner of the Year’ at WUTH’s PROUD awards 2016. Also, just learning all the skills I have learned.

 

What would you recommend about an apprenticeship to someone who is looking to apply for an apprenticeship at WUTH?

 

I would say to them to definitely do it, as the Trust is amazing and they look after you!

 

What are your aspirations after you have finished your apprenticeship?

 

I want to become a biomedical scientist in the future but my aspirations are to keep working as hard as I can and to gain as much as I can.

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NAME: Emilia Cameron
ROLE: Apprentice Clerical Assistant

DEPT: Leadership and Development

COURSE: Level 2 Combined Business Administration

 

Emilia Cameron

 

What made you apply for this apprenticeship?

I applied for this apprenticeship because I wanted to get in to a Business Admin role and the NHS was a great place to do that. I love the fact that I can learn whilst being practical and earning money at the same time. The benefits are great in the NHS such as ‘NHS Discounts’.

 

What have you been most proud of in your apprenticeship so far?     

I have been given lots of exciting opportunities whilst being an apprentice. My proudest moment was speaking at the ‘Celebration of Achievement’ award ceremony in front of other apprentices and existing staff at the trust, including David Allison our Chief Executive.

 

What have you liked/learnt in your apprenticeship so far?      

I have developed a number of skills throughout my apprenticeship. My communication skills have improved due to regularly answering the phone and dealing with staff of all levels.

 

Who has supported you in the workplace throughout your apprenticeship?

Throughout my apprenticeship I have had a lot of support from both my colleagues in the Leadership and Development team and from the college. The team always help me if I ever have any questions about my work. I visit college once a fortnight to catch up with college work and my college assessor comes to visit for a one to one regularly to check that I am getting on ok with my studies.

 

What would you recommend about an apprenticeship to someone who is looking to apply for an apprenticeship at WUTH?

I would definitely recommend an apprenticeship with WUTH because of the fact that you can learn whilst you earn. You gain lots of practical experience whilst still completing college studies. The NHS discounts are also great for helping you save your money. All of the staff I have met through working at WUTH are lovely and extremely welcoming.

 

What are your aspirations after you have finished your apprenticeship?

After I complete my apprenticeship and gain my qualification in Level 2 Combined Business Administration I would hope to find a full time job in Business Administration. Here I can use the skills that I have learnt in my apprenticeship and put them to use. I would love to stay within the NHS due to the amount of opportunities that are available.

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NAME: Emily Sumner
ROLE: Apprentice Laboratory Technician    

DEPT: Microbiology

COURSE: Laboratory And Technical Activities

Emily Sumner

What made you apply for this apprenticeship? 

I knew I always wanted to work for the NHS, however I was more interested in the concept of learning and earning on the job through an apprenticeship.

 

What have you been most proud of in your apprenticeship so far? 

I have always been a shy character, however since starting my apprenticeship I have found that I have come out of my shell a lot more and my confidence in myself has grown significantly. This is something I am personally very proud of.

 

What have you learnt in your apprenticeship so far?

I learn something new every day. I love coming to work in the morning to embrace another day of learning more on something I enjoy. The thing I’ve liked most so far though is the people that I’ve met. Everyone is so lovely and made me feel welcome.

 

Who has supported you in the workplace throughout your apprenticeship?

Everybody. Every single person that I work with are so supportive and helpful when I am unsure about anything, and it makes it all the more easier for me knowing I don’t have to be hesitant about asking for help when I need it.

 

What would you recommend about an apprenticeship to someone who is looking to apply for an apprenticeship at WUTH?

An apprenticeship is a fantastic way to gain an array of different skills and valuable experience as well as earning as you learn. I would highly recommend and apprenticeship with WUTH, it is one of the best decisions I have personally made.

 

What are your aspirations after you have finished your apprenticeship?

After my apprenticeship, I aspire to progress into a more advanced level apprenticeship with WUTH and work my way up the ladder and possibly one day  study at university.

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NAME: Alexandra Spencer
ROLE: Apprentice Administrator

DEPT: HR/OD

COURSE: Level 2 & Level 3 Business Administration

  

 Alexandra Spencer

What made you apply for this apprenticeship?

I applied for this apprenticeship as I liked the idea of learning whilst earning. I was previously doing an apprenticeship in Hairdressing. After I completed this I wanted to change my career and decided to go down the Business and Admin route.

 

What have you been most proud of in your apprenticeship?

I was most proud when I won the Trust Apprentice of the year award in 2015.

 

What did you learn in your apprenticeship?

I learnt a lot through my apprenticeship and went onto complete my Business Admin Level 3. I enjoyed going to college on Tuesday mornings and seeing the other apprentices. The Tuesday mornings were very helpful and informative.

 

Who supported you in the workplace throughout your apprenticeship? 

I was mostly supported by my college tutor. I would see her on a regular basis and she supported me with completing my Level 2 and 3 Business Admin qualifications. My colleagues in my team also helped me by providing witness statements in support of my qualifications.

 

What would you recommend about an apprenticeship to someone who is looking to apply for an apprenticeship at WUTH?

I would recommend applying for an apprenticeship within WUTH. The organisation is very supportive and helpful with development. I applied for my apprenticeship to complete my Level 2. I was then kept on and had the opportunity to do Level 3. When I completed this I was then offered a permanent post.

 

What are your aspirations after you have finished your apprenticeship?

My aspirations after finishing my apprenticeship is to progress within the NHS and perhaps go on to do further studies to help me develop within my role or into another role within the organisation.

 

Here are a few more quotes from some of our other apprentices…

I am very proud that I am able to offer people assistance over the phone and make them feel more comfortable about coming in to have their operations when they are feeling nervous or unsure about what will happen - Michael Zdrenka, Surgical TCI

I applied for the apprenticeship to enable me to get my foot on the career ladder in a reputable employer. I have grown up in the area and been in the trust many times as a visitor for family and wanted to give back to the trust for all the amazing things they have given to our family, in terms of life saving treatment for my cousin on two occasions and the lovely nurses who cared for my mum - Sophie Kingsford-Taylor,  Service Transformation Team

#PROUD to care for you