Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been crowned Macro Employer of the Year 2017 for Lancashire, Cumbria and the Liverpool City Region.
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust were recognised at the National Apprenticeship Service’s North West Regional Apprenticeship Awards because of the exceptional work they do with apprenticeships.
Apprenticeships support hospitals to address key business challenges in the recruitment and retention of staff within a number of departments and roles, apprenticeships have provided an ideal solution to those problems.
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals offer a diverse range of apprenticeship programmes across disciplines including Accountancy, IT, Pathology, Administration and Pharmacy.
This support, and the hard work of apprentices, is reflected in retaining of 89% of apprentices upon completion of their apprenticeships – putting people on a long term supported career path with Lancashire Teaching Hospitals.
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has recently been approved as an Apprenticeship Training Provider, giving them full control over future apprenticeship programmes, and allowing them to deliver training to meet specific needs in healthcare and management.
Andrew Stone, Apprenticeship Business Manager, said: “We are delighted that our commitment to apprenticeships has been recognised by the National Apprenticeship Service. We have worked hard to develop a programme that supports our apprentices to achieve successful careers in their chosen profession. The apprenticeship programme is supporting us in addressing some of our key workforce challenges by providing us with local staff and ensuring that we support our local community by providing employment opportunities.
“Our expectation is to continue to increase the number and breadth of apprenticeship opportunities in the years ahead as we seek to develop our workforce of the future.”