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Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust

Half a dozen winners for NGH in Apprentice Awards

Gavin Luck

Gavin Luck receives his award

Celebrations are underway at Northampton General Hospital, as six staff members are winners at the annual Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership Apprenticeship Awards. The awards highlight opportunities available for apprentices in the local health and care sector, whilst also shining a light on the hard work and positive impact individuals make in their relevant areas, as well as those who support apprentices in their workplace.

The winners include:

Thomas Davis, Governance Apprentice

Behind the Scenes Award: recognising apprentices working in non-clinical positions.

Josie Prydderch, Senior Newborn Hearing Screener

Our Values Award: recognising commitment to employer values.

Jake Pile, Apprentice within Research and Development

Personal Achievement Award: for outstanding dedication and progress in an apprenticeship.

Gavin Luck, Sterile Services Production Manager

Team Working Award: for apprentices making a positive impact on team performance.

Jane Thompson, Pharmacy Technician for Training & Pharmacy IT systems

Apprentice Manager Award: for commitment to positively supporting apprentices to achieve success.                                                                 

Laura Gilson, Junior Sister

Apprentice Mentor Award: for mentors who inspire and motivate apprentices to success.


Jane Thompson, who was awarded the Apprentice Manager Award, said: “Thank you to the staff member that nominated me it is a really lovely gesture. When a person takes on an apprenticeship they are often taking a big or life changing step, and there may be other events in their life along the way that affect how they manage their apprenticeship, I consider it my role to try to help the apprentice to achieve their goal, so supporting them in whatever way I can is part of that.”

The winner of the Apprentice Mentor Award, Laura Gilson said: “It was a lovely surprise to see the email come into my inbox to let me know I had won the award. You often don’t realise the difference you are making as you are doing your job. It’s so nice to know that you have made an impact, and that someone has taken time out of their busy day to nominate you for an award.”

Gavin Luck, who won the Team working Award said about his apprentice scheme at NGH: “I feel very fortunate to be on the apprenticeship scheme. To be given the opportunity to learn new skills to better myself, which I can use to help the team I work with has been at great experience so far; to receive an award for this makes the whole apprenticeship even more enjoyable. Thank you for the award and a huge thank you to my colleagues for their on-going support through this apprenticeship.”

Currently at Northampton General Hospital there are 101 staff undertaking an apprentice qualification. 

Bronwen Curtis CBE, HR Director at NGH said: “We are so proud of all our winners at the Apprentice Awards. It is fantastic to have the opportunity to highlight both the success and enthusiasm of those within the hospital who are undertaking apprenticeships and those who support them. Apprenticeships provide routes into a variety of careers and we are committed to offering opportunities at all levels for both new recruits and existing staff to develop and progress.”

Apprenticeships are available to new and current staff at Northampton General Hospital. When these posts are available they are advertised through NHS jobs or via the NGH website.
Posted on Friday 14th February 2020
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