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Date: 11 December 2023
The IOW NHS Trust is proud to have launched the IOW NHS Trust Careers for Young People Programme this week with colleagues from HTP Apprenticeship College.
The programme is providing young people aged 16-24, leaving school or currently not working, with an exciting opportunity to start a rewarding career at the Trust.
Starting September 2022, the exciting new two year education programme will help 16-24 year olds start a career in one of over 150 careers that are available within the NHS on the Island.
The programme starts with a six month traineeship where successful candidates will undertake placements in both Healthcare and Business Support services to gain a valuable insight into the roles and careers available.
Upon successful completion of the traineeship, an 18-month apprenticeship with the Trust can begin straight away with further opportunities for career progression available right through to Degree Level.
Nicola Longson, Director of Operations said “This is a fantastic opportunity for both the young people wanting to start a career within the NHS but also for the Trust.
“When most people think of a career within the NHS, they tend to think clinical careers, nursing careers and years of university but there are so many more opportunities, and this is a great way to showcase and make those options available.
“The NHS is able to offer careers in catering, finance, estates and facilities, management and many more. If young people aren’t sure which career route they want to take but would love to become apart of the NHS this programme gives them the opportunity to explore the endless opportunities.”
Rachael Randall, HTP Apprenticeship College’s Principal & Chief Executive said “HTP is proud to be working in partnership with the Isle of Wight NHS Trust. This new programme is genuinely inspiring, helping a new generation of young people to forge careers in the health service, at a time when the NHS has touched all of our lives.
“As we move away from the pandemic it’s brilliant to be able to support the NHS on the Island by training new Apprentices to support the Trust in a wide range of roles, as well as creating new jobs and employment opportunities for young people.”
For further information please visit HTP apprenticeship NHS programme