Congratulations to apprentices

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Apprentices who completed the first ever Rotational Health and Social Care Apprenticeship at West Suffolk College attended a celebratory afternoon tea recently at Edmunds Restaurant.

Pictured are apprentices Jessica Jackson who is hoping to do a Level 3 apprenticeship, Charlie-Beth McWade who has an interview with HomeFirst, Charlie Bennett who has applied for a job at Leading Lives, Toni Parker who is hoping to do a Level 3 at Leading Lives, Gabrielle Pinnock who has gained a job at Ipswich Hospital, and Harrison Layton who has applied to Ipswich Hospital.

Called an integrated rotational apprenticeship, apprentices worked in a hospital, in a community care setting, and at Leading Lives, a social enterprise which provides support for people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, multiple and complex needs.

Another rotational apprenticeship scheme has just been launched.

The apprenticeship was run in conjunction with the NHS West Suffolk clinical commissioning group, West Suffolk Hospital Foundation Trust, Suffolk Community Health Care, Leading Lives, Home First, Suffolk County Council and Care Careers Suffolk, with funding from Health Education England.