West Midlands NHS Apprenticeship Recognition Awards 2017
The Health Education West Midlands NHS Apprenticeship Recognition Awards 2017 took place in Birmingham on 10 February.
We received 68 nominations for the 10 award categories, from both NHS and Primary Care apprentices and their employers, with the number and quality of the applications surpassing all expectations.
The judging panel had an incredibly difficult job again this year. The event provided a fantastic opportunity to recognise, reward and, above all, celebrate apprentices and their employers for their exceptional contribution to the development and delivery of the apprenticeship agenda, showcasing world class talent and services from across the West Midlands.
Conrad Newbold, Widening Participation Manager said;
Apprenticeships provide routes into a variety of careers in the NHS and are an excellent opportunity to earn, gain work experience and achieve nationally recognised qualifications at the same time. They are open to both those new to the NHS and existing members of staff, over the age of 16, in a range of clinical and non-clinical settings. Our apprentices and their employers are an incredibly talented bunch and have demonstrated that an apprenticeship really can deliver significant personal and professional development leading to tangible service improvements for their patients, families and carers. All nominees demonstrated a real commitment to this agenda, going that ‘extra mile’, to bring innovation and challenge to their organisation and its ways of working. I am immensely proud of each and every one of them and all they have achieved. This was a celebration for all the amazing apprentices and their employers who are really committed to delivering high quality apprenticeships across the region".
Mandy Shanahan, Local Director – West Midlands said;
Not only have our finalists demonstrated outstanding performance in the achievement of their personal and professional goals, they are also involved in encouraging and inspiring others in the workplace; today is an opportunity to celebrate, recognise and reward these successes!"
The NHS is committed to creating 100,000 apprenticeships by 2020, and we are working hard with our providers to support this agenda.
The winners in each category can be found below you can also read more about each winner on the 'Our 2017 winners' page;
Small Apprenticeship Employer of the Year 2017
The Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Medium Apprenticeship Employer of the Year 2017
Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Large Apprenticeship Employer of the Year 2017
University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust
Intermediate Apprentice of the Year (Clinical) 2017
Lucy Brookes from The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
Intermediate Apprentice of the Year (Non-Clinical) 2017
Matthew Masters from University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Advanced Apprentice of the Year 2017
Danielle Nevitt from West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Higher Apprentice of the Year 2017
Susan Bunyan from West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Primary and Community Care Apprentice of the Year 2017
Lisa Southcott from Fenny Compton and Shenington Surgery
Apprenticeship Employer Innovative Partnership 2017
The Black Country NHS Apprenticeship Academy
Apprentice Champion of the Year 2017
Matthew Masters from University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.
Congratulations to all of our nominees, shortlist and winners.