Trust looks for 50 apprentices

Health bosses are looking to take on 50 new apprentices to work in different sections of their trust.

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is holding a series of events as part of its commitment to take on 300 apprentices by next year.

The new recruits would work in different roles in hospitals, in the community and in office environments.

And for the first time the trust is taking part in the Brathay Challenge, the official search to find the best apprentices in the country.

Kelly Angus, head of human resources at the trust, said: “Becoming an apprentice is an excellent way of getting a foot in the door of the world of work and learning important skills which will stand young people in good stead for the rest of their working lives.”

As part of the Brathay Challenge, apprentices are visiting schools and colleges.

One of those, Michael Berry, 18, from North Shields, said: “Apprentices allow you to earn money whilst you learn and provide you with the chance to enter straight into the working world.”

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