27 April 2021

Skills Training UK’s ‘Proven Approach for NHS Trusts’ shortlisted for TES FE Award

Skills Training UK is excited to announce that we have been shortlisted at the Tes FE Awards 2021 for ‘Apprenticeship Programme of the Year’ (which we were honoured to win in 2020 for our trailblazing Non-Destructive Testing programmes). 

The Apprenticeship Programme of the Year category recognises strategic and innovative approaches to delivering Apprenticeships, and the support given to increase apprentice uptake and improve individual success.

Our entry highlighted a proven approach for NHS Trusts, which has enabled us to support more than 500 NHS Apprentices in areas of Leadership and Development, Continuous Quality Improvement, Customer Service and Clinical Coding.

Over the past three years we have continued to innovate in our approach, designing and delivering tailored apprenticeships programmes for more than 37 NHS Trusts to achieve organisation goals while empowering employees towards individual career progression.

Speaking at national NHS Events, we showed examples of how we’d worked with NHS Trusts to make best use of the Apprenticeship Levy and additional incentives to develop teams in line with workforce objectives and the NHS Long Term Plan.

We also became a Health Education England Partner of Choice nationally for our newly launched Clinical Coding standard and Pan-London for our Customer Service standard – making it easier for our NHS partners to embrace the benefits of Apprenticeships without the need for procurement exercises.

Martin Dunford OBE, Chief Executive at Skills Training UK, said: “We are very pleased to be shortlisted by the TES FE Awards for the Apprenticeship Programme of the Year category, recognising the innovative, tailored approach we take to add value to our NHS clients.”

“In times where the nation has relied heavily on the meticulous efforts of all NHS staff, we are extremely proud to be recognised for our contribution to support NHS Trusts develop a strong, efficient and highly-skilled workforce.”

Rachael Bish, Apprenticeship and Widening Access Facilitator, Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Skills Training UK spent time understanding our values and really understanding our training priorities. They got right under the skin of the Trust so they could make the training relevant and bespoke.”

The highly anticipated virtual awards evening, which will be attended by hundreds of education leaders, will take place on Friday 28th May at 8pm.

Julia Belgutay, Tes head of FE, said: “Further education providers have excelled in what has been a truly challenging year, and the amazing individuals, teams and institutions on our Tes FE Awards shortlist showcase that. Our judges were highly impressed with the calibre of entries and I want to congratulate everyone who has made the shortlist – it is a brilliant achievement”

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