National Apprenticeship Week

This is national apprenticeship week.

Throughout the week, Angus Health and Social Care Partnership has been promoting the positive impact that modern apprentices have on individuals and the workplace.

Today we hear from Bill Troup, Angus Health and Social Care Partnership Workforce Lead.

Angus Health and Social Care Partnership’s staff work with a very diverse group of people in hospital and the community including people with physical disabilities, long-term conditions, mental ill-health, learning disabilities and people enduring inequalities, poverty, homelessness and addictions.

We are changing how we recruit staff to manage changing demands and workforce availability.  We are working towards offering up to 4 health and social care apprenticeships each year.  Other strategies include, retraining existing staff, international recruitment and making it easier for people who volunteer to move into paid employment. 

As a member of the Dundee & Angus Developing the Young Workforce, we are developing relationships with local schools, colleges and businesses.  This approach has helped foster new cultures where a career in care is more attractive to local people and access to learning is a reality. Bill Troup, Workforce Lead said “It has been a pleasure and a privilege to read about the positive experiences our two young apprentices have had working with us.  I am sure their stories will inspire other young people to apply for this year’s apprentice posts, some of which are currently advertised on https://jobs.scot.nhs.uk/(SHOW) and My Job Scotland https://www.myjobscotland.gov.uk/