“It was our pleasure to welcome into Trust Colne Valley MP Thelma Walker to show her our award-winning Apprentices Scheme.
It won one of the Four Pillars awards at Celebrating Success in recognition of how well the apprentices are recruited and supported in all areas at CHFT.
Thelma said she enjoyed listening to our apprentice nursing associates talking about their work.
She said: “It was a real pleasure to meet with HRI’s current apprentice nursing associates. I treasure our NHS and am immensely grateful for all the hardworking, dedicated NHS staff that keep us safe. We need to look after our trainees and provide the right support and encouragement for future students to go into the nursing workforce.
"Having been involved with the Education Select Committee inquiry on nursing apprenticeships, this was a great opportunity to discuss the experience of being an apprentice nursing associate at HRI, the support they receive and the challenges they face."
CHFT achieved Employer Provider status in May 2017 which means we can deliver apprenticeships in-house.