< December 2017

Integrated social care and health traineeship programme being launched in the New Year

A Traineeship programme designed to give young people experience of working in both a hospital and social care setting is being launched in Norwich in February 2018.

The aim is to help trainees aged 16-24 make a more informed choice about where they would like to work within the health and social care sector. The course will also allow potential trainees to boost their qualifications by working towards a Level 1 Award in Employability Skills and a Royal Society of Public Health qualification.

The programme will be jointly co-ordinated by Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust (NCH&C), Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH), Norfolk and Suffolk Care Support (N&SCS) and Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust (NSFT).

Several social care providers are needed to offer a candidate a two or three week shadowing experience within the Norwich area. A taster day will be arranged in the New Year to give potential candidates an opportunity to meet representatives from the organisations and to discuss the course before the programme commences.

After successful completion of the Integrated Traineeship Programme, participants will receive a certificate of completion plus a reference to support future job applications and advice of available apprenticeships within the health and social care sector.

The aim is to roll out this traineeship programme in King’s Lynn and across the Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft area.

If you are a care provider based in or around Norwich, and are looking to recruit an Apprentice in the near future, this could be a perfect opportunity to use as a trial. For more information, please email Paul Martin: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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