Local Students Land Apprenticeships with Dudley Integrated Health and Care NHS Trust

Dudley Integrated Health and Care NHS Trust continue to work closely with Dudley College to help young people find routes into employment.

The Trust have secured 2 apprenticeships for students at the college who will work towards qualifications in Business and Administration Level 3 whilst completing placements over the next 15 months.

Apprenticeships are an important entry route and offer an attractive option for individuals who want to benefit from an income whilst gaining a qualification and obtaining on the job experience.

It is hoped that as the Trust grows, and more opportunities become available, that the partnership will continue, with the goal of helping more students as they prepare for the world of work.

Adam Race, Interim Associate Director of People said:

“It’s great that the Trust is supporting young people into employment as they have been one of the groups hit hardest by Covid-19 lockdowns.

“Identifying people who are eager to learn can bring with it new energy and it also prepares the Borough’s future generations for employment in the region.”

One of the new recruits, Sophie Greaves, recently joined the People Team and will gain an insight into a wide variety of business-critical tasks, including employee benefits, policies, and recruitment as well as assisting with events and other administerial tasks.

Sophie said:

“So far I have enjoyed my time here and I am learning lots. I am hoping that the experience I gain through my apprenticeship will help me secure full-time employment in the future.”

Ambrose Altaire also joined the Trust and will be working with the Dudley Talking Therapy Service who offer mental health support and treatment to individuals over the age of 16. Treatments include a range of evidence-based therapies, advice, and information, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Ambrose said:

“It’s exciting to get this experience. What I am learning is hands on; I’m getting work experience and a qualification all at the same time, which for me, makes this a great choice.”