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Adam clinches Apprentice of the Year

26 November 2018

Adam Cramp scooped ‘Apprentice of the Year’ in the prestigious national Our Health Heroes competition on Friday night (November 23rd).

West London NHS Trust was one of the first trusts in the capital to launch the Nursing Degree Apprenticeship programme in April this year. Adam is one of the 14 staff who were chosen for the scheme.

The criteria the judges used to make the award included: being an effective colleague and part of a team; putting learning into place; and being caring and compassionate to service users. Other criteria included being a strong role model for the organisation and an ambassador for apprenticeships.

Adam, who works at Broadmoor Hospital, and has been at the Trust for over two years, said: “It’s amazing to have won this award and I have to admit my feet have not touched the ground. Everyone at the Trust has been fantastic and incredibly supportive.

“The Nursing Degree Apprenticeship training scheme has been excellent and has given me invaluable skills. I would recommend it to anyone.”

Alison Webster, the Trust’s Assistant Director of Workforce, said: “We are all absolutely delighted for Adam. He is an incredible colleague and an ambassador for the Nursing Degree Apprenticeship scheme, which has been hugely successful for us.”

Seventy staff applied for this year’s Nursing Degree Apprenticeship group at West London NHS Trust and the vast majority of the 56 staff who were unsuccessful accessed other training – boosting their skills and professional development.

Feedback from this year’s intake has been hugely positive and all are progressing well.

A new group of nursing degree apprentices will start in April next year at the Trust. The intention is for apprentices like Adam, who will be in their second year, to act as buddies to the new apprentices.

Our Health Heroes Awards

For more information about Our Health Heroes Awards 2018, please see this link