The College of West Anglia and Queen Elizabeth Hospital have united to launch an exciting programme which will open the doors to enable young people to enter the world of work and may lead to apprenticeships or employment.
The Traineeships programme, which begins next month, is part of a national education and training scheme where young people are able to take advantage of the chance to gain substantial unpaid work experience, improve employability skills and help prepare them for a future career with the support of major employers and local businesses.
The programme is an education and training programme that is focussed on giving young people the skills and experience that employers are looking for.
The College of West Anglia in partnership with Queen Elizabeth Hospital has a number of Traineeship opportunities available for young people starting in 2014 including a variety of administration roles; trainee plaster technician; trainee porter; print room trainee and ward clerk.
Trevor Clarke, Partnership Liaison Officer at the college, said: “This is a great opportunity for young people to gain the skills employers are looking for and improve their chances of gaining employment or an apprenticeship.
“We are very pleased to be working in partnership with The Queen Elizabeth Hospital. They are a major employer in the local area and trainees will gain a valuable insight to the many career opportunities the hospital has to offer.
“Sharon Carter, Apprentice Co-ordinator and the apprenticeship team at the Hospital have been extremely supportive in getting the traineeship programme started and I am very pleased that they are enabling young people to gain experience of the world of work through the Traineeship programme in partnership with the college.”
Sharon Carter said: “The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust is pleased to be working with the College of West Anglia to bring the new Traineeships programme to the hospital.
“This will prove to be a valuable addition to our successful apprenticeship programme which has led to many local, young people gaining employment with us.
“The world is changing fast. With fierce competition for apprenticeships and jobs there’s never been a better time to have marketable skills. But you don’t need to sit in a class all day to get them.
“We have over 80 careers and professions and the route into many of them can start with a traineeship.
“We are looking for young people who have all the ambition and passion demanded by traineeships and apprenticeships.
“Traineeships will give the hospital a chance to grow its future workforce.”
Further information and an application form will appear on the College of West Anglia’s website: www.cwa.ac.uk/traineeships