29 apprentices graduate from Scotland’s biggest health board
The latest batch of apprentices have graduated from Glasgow’s health board.
Twenty-nine young people have completed Modern Apprenticeships with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde in areas including nursing, radiotherapy and administration.
Another 50 apprenticeships are to be offered in 2015-16 in partnership with Glasgow Clyde College.
Hannah Docherty was named Modern Apprentice of the Year for demonstrating consistently outstanding ability and commitment during the course.
Three runner up awards, all supported by public service unions Unison and Unite, were also presented.
Hannah, from Barlanark, said: “I’d definitely recommend Modern Apprenticeships to other people. It has allowed me to learn on the job and see everything with my own eyes rather than just learning off a page in a book.
“I have a caring nature so I want to look after people. Having contact with patients is the best part of the job and makes it a hundred times better.”
Andrew Robertson, NHSGGC chairman, said: “During my time as chairman it has given me a great sense of pride to attend celebration events marking each intakes success.
“The modern apprenticeship programme offers young people the opportunity to develop real hands-on skills that can change their lives.
“I firmly believe that by investing time and training in our young people at this stage, we are building on an already highly skilled workforce.”
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