26 October 2018

You're hired! Why you should join a Newcross Apprenticeship Programme

Are you on the hunt for a new challenge? Do you want to expand your skill set? Are you looking to change careers and explore a new industry? If the answer to one or more of these questions is "yes", our apprenticeship programmes are an option worth considering.... 

Newcross Healthcare hosts a broad range of different courses. We are currently rolling out an offer to our healthcare staff to take up Healthcare Apprenticeships. These result in either a Level 2 or Level 3 Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care in England or a Level 2 or 3 SVQ in Health and Social Care in Scotland. 

At Newcross, we have apprentices in roles across the whole organisation, from Operations, Finance and IT to HR, Central Recruitment, Marketing and Learning & Development. The courses range from ILM and Business to Customer Service, Marketing and more. Successful participants gain NVQs in areas which relate to their particular department, with the support of their team.

There is something for everyone.

In addition to the formal apprenticeship qualifications, we’ve developed the Apprentices Assemble programme, where all apprentices regularly meet up to learn about different parts of the business. They will also develop essential skills that will equip them for a successful career whatever their specialism may be.                     

Angela Feliz-Hurtado, who completed her Marketing Apprenticeship in September this year, found the support available to her via the Apprentices Assemble group meetings invaluable, telling us,

All the apprentices would meet once every quarter either at Head Office in Devon or here in Bristol. We’d be provided with a topic – say organisation for example – and we’d then discuss the challenges we’ve faced along with our achievements. As we were all going through the same process, it was really useful to hear what similar experiences other apprentices were having.”

Angela has since been promoted to Branch Liaison within the marketing team.

Head of Learning and Development, Mark Story, said: "Since we started the apprenticeship programmes, we have signed up a total of 334 healthcare and office staff onto a vocational qualification. So far, 80 of these have completed and 90% of those that have completed are still with Newcross. 80% of these are healthcare and 20% are office-based."

Whether you’re an existing member of staff or someone looking to join us, if you're interested in signing up to one of our apprentice programmes, contact training@newcrosshealthcare.com