This week is National Apprenticeship Week, which aims to celebrate Apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals and organisations.
We’re celebrating the week by introducing some of the Apprentices employed here at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust.
Ellie Hunt, Organisational Development Apprentice, found her apprenticeship through the Apprentice Open Day at QA Hospital in 2017. “One of my close friends had previously recommended getting an apprenticeship at QA as she had her Apprenticeship here too and knew I would enjoy the fast paced environment.”
After previously studying a college course in Theatrical and special effects make up, Ellie wanted to stay within an artistic job role and it seems that Portsmouth Hospitals has helped her to achieve this. “My favourite part of the job would have to be the creative aspect – designing posters, trolleys, noticeboards and conference packs.”
Ellie has also taken part in organising the Pride of Portsmouth Best People Awards. She attended the event and assisted the Chair, Melloney Poole, as she presented the 40 Year Service Award. “I’ve gained lots of experience, insight and knowledge since starting this Apprenticeship in August 2017. You meet so many new people as well and there are lots of opportunities for career progression.” Ellie exclaims.
When asked what job Ellie would see herself in in the future, she told us: “I’m not entirely sure what job I would like to progress to in the future, however I am really enjoying my role at the moment so I would be happy to stay in this line of work. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for something different, and encourage everyone to attend an Apprenticeship Open Day at QA and see what opportunities there are for you!”