Congratulations to apprentice Isa Khan who has won a silver Apprentice of the Year award at the ‘Skills for Health, Health Heroes Awards.
Isa who is currently completing his Level 2 Healthcare Support Worker apprenticeship with us at Nottingham University Hospitals was nominated for the award for being a ‘true role model’ in COVID 19, and for his dedication to raising awareness for Black Lives Matter and the BAME network across Nottingham University Hospitals Trust.
The Apprentice of the Year Award recognises and celebrates the significant contribution made by an apprentice within their organisation in the healthcare sector.
This award shines a light on the bright stars of the future, with individuals who have not only gone above and beyond at their organisation, but act as advocates and ambassadors for apprenticeships as a route to healthcare careers, in both clinical and operational roles.
Isa who works in works in surgery division on a trauma and orthopaedic ward was nominated by Workforce Trainer Emma Cross alongside his ward early on in his apprenticeship for embracing all aspects of ward life and always being keen to develop his skills.
Isa started his L2 Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship at the height of Covid-19 with no experience but overcame this challenge and now embraces all aspects of ward life. Willingly taking on housekeeper duties, in addition to usual tasks, he ensures the smooth running of the ward.— Emma Cross, Wider Workforce Lead Trainer, Nottingham University Hospitals.
Isa, who started his apprenticeship in June 2020 said;
It was great to be nominated and to win a silver award. I am really enjoying my apprenticeship and getting stuck into working on the ward. I have learned so much over the past year and look forward to continuing my studies alongside working.— Isa Khan.
Nottingham College have continued to support businesses and organisations with the recruitment of apprentices throughout the pandemic and have been supporting Nottingham University Hospitals with the recruitment and training of their apprentices.
As the East Midlands leading recruitment and training provider, we offer a comprehensive range of business solutions to help employers to realise their workforce potential.
Whether you are looking to recruit apprentices, train your existing staff or address any skills gaps; we can work with you to develop what you need.
Apprentices bring many benefits to the workplace and to see the positive impact apprentices such as Isa are having, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic is fantastic.
We continue to support organisations with the recruitment and training of apprentices and would urge anyone looking to recruit apprentices or find out more, to get in touch with our team of experts.— Katrina Farrand, Industry Lead Manager Nottingham College.