Apprentice ambassador Rebecca wins award
An apprentice ambassador in the NHS has won an education award.
Rebecca Mould, who works for Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, was awarded ‘Excellence in the Business Administration Apprenticeship’ at Derwentside College’s annual achievement awards.
After leaving Whitley Bay High School in 2014 at the age of 16, Rebecca started on the business apprenticeship programme with the trust.
Working in the human resources department, she completed the level 2 programme then embarked on a level 3 qualification run by Derwentside College. She now has a permanent position with the trust working on the helpdesk dealing with a range of enquiries from staff.
Northumbria Healthcare has one of the largest and most successful apprenticeship programmes in the NHS with more than 95 per cent of apprentices gaining employment with the trust or wider NHS.
Rebecca, 20, said: “I’m delighted to win this award and I simply wouldn’t be where I am today if I hadn’t done the apprenticeship programmes.
“While it was daunting to go into an office environment straight from school, looking back it was the best thing I could have done and it’s given me invaluable experience of working in the NHS.
“I’m really pleased that I’m being able to build my career with Northumbria Healthcare.”
Ann Stringer, executive director of human resources and organisational development at Northumbria Healthcare, said: “I’d like to congratulate Rebecca on this brilliant award. Since joining us Rebecca has grown in confidence and embraced the opportunities on offer to become an asset to our team.
“We’re passionate about growing our own workforce at Northumbria Healthcare and Rebecca’s experience shows what our apprentices can achieve with hard work and enthusiasm.”
Janet Martin, Rebecca’s assessor at Derwentside College, who nominated her for the award, praised her ‘exceptional and meticulous work’ and ‘determination and professionalism’.
“Rebecca is a perfect apprentice ambassador and an ideal role model for other learners,” she said.
Northumbria Healthcare runs apprenticeship programmes in business administration, health and social care, estates and facilities and supplies and recruits throughout the year via www.jobs.nhs.uk For more information about Northumbria Healthcare’s apprenticeship programmes, visit www.northumbria.nhs.uk/apprentices or contact 0191 203 1415.
Jaclyn Curry – Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
0191 203 1654 / 07833 046680