East Kent Hospitals has been named in the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers list, recently announced at the National Apprenticeship Awards.
EKHUFT has supported apprentices for approximately five years, training 75 in that time. We have expanded the scheme from the traditional areas of business admin and the trades and moved into Clinical Apprentices, Finance and Science apprentices.
Lesley Palin, Learning & Development Trainer, said: “We work closely with Canterbury College to provide suitable qualification frameworks. By ensuring that functional skills are embedded within that framework, we are able to ensure that our placements are available to a wide range of young people, of differing skills and abilities. Our aim is to take local, young people and at the end of their apprenticeship have turned them into young professionals, who should they chose to move on from the Trust at the end of their apprenticeship have marketable skills and invaluable work experience. Our current permanent recruitment rate from apprentices stands at 90%.”
Thank you to all members of staff who support our apprentices and contribute to making EKHUFT one of the top 100 apprenticeship employers!