Apprentices celebrated across Lancashire and South Cumbria

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The Lancashire and South Cumbria Health and Care Apprenticeship Awards celebrated the “exceptional talent” we have in our system at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool on Friday 28 June 2024.

The third year of the annual event recognised the outstanding contribution and achievements the health and care apprentices from across Lancashire and South Cumbria have made over the past year.

BBC broadcaster Owain Wyn Evans hosted the event where 11 award categories included Above and Beyond, Perseverance, Promotion, Rising Star, Equality and Diversity, Non-Clinical Apprentice of the Year, Team Player, Innovation, Clinical Apprentice of the Year, Excellence and Employer of the Year.

More than 350 apprentices were nominated with North West Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust winning the highly-coveted Employer of the Year Award and Clifton Home Care being highly commended. The Excellence (Champion Apprentice of the Year) award, sponsored by University of Central Lancashire, was presented to Amy McDonald from Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust.

Ruth Keeler, strategic lead for careers for Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care Board, which organises health services for the region, said: “The Apprenticeship Awards are a fantastic opportunity to showcase the exceptional talent we have in our system. To recognise the talent, dedication and perseverance so many people at the event was fantastic and well deserved from everyone who was nominated.

“I’m proud to say that we have a really broad range of apprentices in Lancashire and South Cumbria from North West Ambulance Service, the five hospital trusts in our area, primary care, social care and wider partners within the system. Some are college graduates, and some are people retraining later in life. It’s never too late to start a new career and this apprenticeship scheme provides for everyone. 

“The awards was a celebration where we came together to recognise the hard work and commitment of our apprentices and to say thank you. They bring significant value to their workplaces and there were remarkable winners and nominations for this year’s awards.”

The Lancashire and South Cumbria Health and Care Apprenticeship Awards launched in 2022 and was previously held at Stanley House in Blackburn and The Imperial Banqueting in Preston. We would like to thank the organisations across Lancashire and South Cumbria who sponsored the event as without their support the event would not have been possible.   

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