Two Trust staff, Claire Wilkinson, ward manager in Wakefield and Jonathan Hall, management assistant in Calderdale and Kirklees have been nominated in the Wakefield College apprentice awards 2020.
Wakefield College is hosting its fifth Apprenticeship Awards Ceremony this year. It aims to acknowledge and celebrate apprentice’s exceptional contribution to their workplace and employers who showcase their commitments, contribution and success that apprentices have brought to their organisation.
Claire has been named as a finalist in ‘Higher Apprentice of the Year 2020’ category and Jonathan is a finalist in the ‘Advanced Apprentice of the Year 2020 (Level 3)’ category.
Claire said: “I have found the CMI Level 5 apprenticeship to be both stimulating and rewarding. It has encouraged me to develop greater awareness of strategic issues within the Trust and better understand how they relate to and influence day to day operations at ward management level. It has also offered a great opportunity to network and share learning with others managers and leaders in the Trust as well as having the space and time to develop and grow my own leadership and management skills. I am honoured to be nominated and pleased to have had the full support of the Trust to undertake this development and learning opportunity.”
Jonathan said: “The apprenticeship was a way of continued learning and gave me an opportunity to take aspects of my working life and study them further. Working for the NHS, I feel that I have a duty to deliver the very best that I can each and every day, and I owe it to those we care for, to be the very best that I can. The nomination came as a shock, however I know that I have given my absolute all to the apprenticeship and regardless of the outcome, I’m eager to see what my next learning path will be.”
The awards are taking place on Thursday 6 February 2020, 6.30pm – 10.15pm at Wakefield College’s newly refurbished Beaumont Building. The awards will be held during National Apprenticeship Week, a fitting tribute to celebrate the success of apprentices and employers from across the district.