HC-One Celebrates 15th Annual National Apprenticeship Week 2022
HC-One are participating in the 15th annual celebration of National Apprenticeship Week, taking place from the 7th – 13th February 2022.
The week brings together apprentices and organisations from across England to highlight and champion the amazing positive impact and difference that apprenticeship opportunities can make to the lives of organisations, individuals and wider society.
This year’s theme for National Apprenticeship Week is ‘build the future’ focusing on how apprenticeships are helping to build a talented workforce and investing in the country’s future workforce. The week encourages individuals to reflect on how apprenticeships help to develop the skills and knowledge that are required to achieve a rewarding career, and challenges organisations to develop a talented workforce that will be skilled and prepared for the future.
In partnership with Lifetime Training, HC-One’s apprenticeship training provider, throughout the week a number of stories about inspirational HC-One Colleagues who have successfully completed apprenticeships are being shared across HC-One’s social media channels and Lifetime Training sites. A video celebrating those that have achieved their apprenticeship with HC-One over the last 12 months, or are currently working towards doing so, will also be shared on social media channels.
Ellie McCarthy, Partnership Associate Care at Lifetime Training, commented:
“Lifetime Training are proud to be partnered with HC-One to deliver apprenticeship opportunities to all HC-One Colleagues. National Apprenticeship Week is a great way to celebrate the apprenticeship achievements of HC-One Colleagues as well as raise awareness about the apprenticeship opportunities available at HC-One to allow continued career development as they work to progress their workforce and deliver the kindest possible care.”
HC-One Colleagues are also being invited to attend a virtual HC-One Apprenticeship Webinar to find out more about the wide range of apprenticeship opportunities across different areas of HC-One in England.
Nicola Neeson, Unit Manager at Aspen Court Care Home in Poplar, London spoke about achieving her Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship programme recently:
“I embarked onto an apprenticeship programme as I wanted to be able to further my career and knowledge around care, which is my passion. The apprenticeship was a great learning opportunity, you see things from other perspectives and gain more in-depth knowledge. My career goal is to become a Home Manager. That’s what I am working towards.”
In the last 12 months, HC-One has seen 308 Colleagues in England alone successfully complete their apprenticeship programmes and are currently supporting a further 730 Colleagues to achieve their apprenticeship programme in the next two years.
Susan Beasley, HC-One’s Apprenticeship and Qualifications Manager, shared her delight at HC-One Colleague’s progression:
“I’m extremely proud of each and every one of those Colleagues who have successfully achieved their apprenticeship programme with HC-One and those that have committed to completing an apprenticeship to develop their skills and knowledge and achieve their career aspirations.
“Apprenticeships are an important part of HC-One’s learning and development offer. Investing in apprenticeship programmes means our Colleagues are able to access high quality, accredited work-based learning qualifications, which are industry recognised.”
“Our apprenticeship programmes support our commitment to growing our Colleagues and to provide clear career progression pathways that offer long term, rewarding careers in the care sector.”