Dudley’s Health and social care apprenticeship awards
A total of 12 apprentices received certificates as part of activities to mark National Apprenticeship Week 2014 (3 – 7 March).One of the highlights of the day was a presentation to Dudley’s Health and Social Care Young Apprentice of the Year. This year’s winner is Terrianne Campbell who is an apprentice with the Langstone Society who support people with learning disabilities.
The event was organised by Dudley Council’s learning and development team which offers training programmes to employers and staff working in the health and social care sector. Funding for the apprenticeships comes from the Skills Fund Agency and the Birmingham Metropolitan College.
Councillor Dave Branwood, cabinet member for adult and community services, said:
“It’s vital that we continue to encourage enthusiastic and motivated people to work in adult social care and these awards are a great way of recognising the efforts and talents of apprentices in Dudley.”
Also attending the event was Helen Wilcox, managing director of Woodford Homecare in Dudley and national lead for apprenticeships at Skills for Care, the employer-led workforce development body for adult social care in England.
Helen Wilcox, national lead for apprenticeships at Skills for Care, said:
“I began my adult social care career as an apprentice in Dudley many years ago and I am proud to be part of the Dudley apprenticeship programme helping to develop the care professionals of the future.”
For more information about social care apprenticeships in the Dudley borough contact Chris.McLagan@dudley.gov.uk or on 01384 813134.
10 March 2014