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Healthier Futures - Health and Care Partnership Launches New Resource to Encourage Apprenticeships

Health and Care Partnership Launches New Resource to Encourage Apprenticeships

A new online platform has launched to highlight the wide range of apprenticeships available across health and care in the Black Country and West Birmingham https://www.healthierfutures.co.uk/apprenticeships.

Apprenticeships are an opportunity to earn, learn and make a difference to the NHS with qualifications ranging from GSCE and equivalents up to master’s degrees, through a mix of on-the-job training and classroom learning.

Recognising that it hasn't been easy to find different apprenticeship opportunities locally, organisations who are part of Healthier Futures, The Black Country and West Birmingham (BCWB) Integrated Care System (ICS) have come together to launch a new portal, https://www.healthierfutures.co.uk/apprenticeships, bringing a range of opportunities together.

Mr Jonathan Fellows, Independent Chair of the Healthier Futures Partnership said: "We want to make it as easy as possible for local people to start building their future now, by finding the right apprenticeship roleBeing a public sector apprentice means building your future with the right experience, right training, and right salary from day one within the NHS or local government.”

“Right now, we have over 232 opportunities across our health and care partner organisations for people who are interested in an apprenticeship. The only age requirement is that you're over 16 years old, so they're great for people of any age who maybe want to change career and learn something new.”

Mr Alan Duffell, People Lead for the Healthier Futures Partnership said: “I am pleased to launch this new website and show local people what we have to offer. Hopefully it will lead to us recruiting some great new people to help us create a healthier future for the Black Country and West Birmingham.”

Healthier Futures is an ICS which exists to improve the health of all residents, better support people living with multiple and long term conditions, preventing illness, tackling variation in care and delivering seamless services while getting maximum impact for every pound. It brings together the NHS, local government and other organisations including the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sectors.

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