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Iceni Magazine | June 16, 2018

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NNUH staff members celebrate double-win at City College Norwich Apprentice Awards

NNUH staff members celebrate double-win at City College Norwich Apprentice Awards

Two members of staff who have undertaken apprenticeships at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) are celebrating wins at the City College Norwich Apprentice Awards 2018. 

Tara Box, NNUH Nursing Assistant on the Acute Medical Unit was named Health Apprentice of the Year and Jamil Ahmed, NNUH Receptionist in Gastroenterology was named as Business Apprentice of the Year. 

The awards, which were held on Monday 5th March at the International Aviation Academy, celebrate the achievements of individuals who have undergone apprenticeships in conjunction with City College Norwich. 

Tara said: “I’m really happy to not only have been nominated, but to also have won the award. It’s made me feel so proud of myself that on top of full time work and being a mum I managed to study and achieve this as well. I chose to do the apprenticeship because I would eventually like to qualify as a registered nurse in the future, and I’d like to thank all my colleagues here at NNUH who have supported me so far.” 

Jamil Ahmed with NNUH Director of Workforce, Jeremy Over

Jamil Ahmed with NNUH Director of Workforce, Jeremy Over

Jamil said: “Winning this award was very exciting and unexpected! Prior to starting my apprenticeship in June 2016 I was doing a traineeship where I spent a month with the Gastroenterology team. I enjoyed my time with them so much I was offered an apprenticeship with the reception team. The reason why I chose to do my apprenticeship at NNUH was because I knew I could develop my knowledge and have the opportunity to grow and progress within the trust.”

City College Norwich is one of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals education training providers for apprenticeships, and the two organisations work in partnership to ensure that staff achieve their full potential through the apprenticeship training.

This double-win for Jamil and Tara comes during National Apprenticeship Week 2018 (March 5th-9th March), which celebrates and promotes apprenticeships and the career opportunities that they provide. Benefits to completing apprenticeships include earning while you learn, gaining nationally recognised qualifications and learning job-specific skills. 

Jeremy Over, Director of Workforce at NNUH said: “Apprenticeships are a dynamic way to learn practical skills that will enhance your future employment prospects and we’re very proud to offer a growing number of apprenticeship opportunities here at NNUH.  I’m delighted that Tara and Jamil’s commitment and dedication has been recognised and celebrated and I send my congratulations to them both.”

To see the current apprenticeship opportunities at NNUH, please visit: jobs.nnuh.nhs.uk/ 


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