Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has recently recruited their third apprentice since forming in 2013. Working in partnership with local colleges, the CCG were delighted by the number of young people keen to secure an apprenticeship with the NHS.
Above: Apprentice Fraser Oliver pictured with his manager Hannah Nurrish (left) and Neena Dogra from the Primary Care Development team outside Solihull CCG’s offices.
Doug Middleton, Chief Operating Officer at Solihull CCG said: “We are delighted to have been able to support young people from the local area to learn while they earn. Whether they continue a career in healthcare or move into other sectors, we can offer experience of a real working environment.”
Fraser Oliver joined Solihull CCG at the age of 21 as an apprentice from Solihull College. He said, “I felt that doing my apprenticeship with the NHS would stand me in very good stead for the future and it would open up many different avenues of progression.
“I expected my role would be very limited to basic tasks, but I was given levels of responsibility that increased as I grew more comfortable. Everyone at Solihull CCG was very accommodating, and each person helped me learn at least one thing that I can take into the future.”
Fraser and a second apprentice recently completed their placements and have both secured new roles within the healthcare sector. A third apprentice began his placement with the Primary Care Development team in August.
Any future apprenticeship opportunities will be published online at www.apprenticeships.org.uk.