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Get in, Go Far - join us as a young apprentice!

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Oxford University Hospitals is delighted to announce that two of our young apprentices have been recognised in the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards. 

We nominated two of our apprentices, who have been outstanding in their commitment to learning: Mahrya Zulfaqar, Advanced Clinical Apprentice at the Horton General Hospital, and Merrin Honey, Advanced Business Administration Apprentice in the Assurance Directorate.

Merrin has now won the title of 'Health Education England Thames Valley Apprentice of the Year 2017' and has been entered for National Apprentices of the Year.

This welcome news comes as we are preparing to welcome prospective applicants for new apprenticeships at our open evening at the John Radcliffe Hospital on Monday 20 March 2017.

It is an exciting time for apprenticeships, which are finally receiving the attention they deserve and offering young people an alternative career pathway to the traditional route to university via sixth form and 'A' levels.

The Trust supports the learning of apprentices in both clinical and non-clinical departments. We actively encourage them to stay with us when they complete their apprenticeships, or move on to higher level apprenticeships.

Hannah Maughan, Business Administration Apprentice at OUH, says: "My apprenticeship has allowed me to develop a wide range of skills, not only business but also general life skills, and this is what employers will look for.

"If you're unsure what to do after school or sixth form, you should consider doing an apprenticeship... You earn while you learn, you get a nationally-recognised qualification [and] you can choose to go to university after completing an apprenticeship if you achieve the qualification."

Claire Wardle, Lead Nurse for Learning and Education at OUH, says: "Apprenticeships enable young people to experience careers first hand within the NHS, and allow us as an employer to work collaboratively with local businesses, schools and colleges.

"We are also supporting existing staff members in developing their skills and achieving a qualification by undertaking an adult apprenticeship."

The Trust is sponsoring the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2017, held on 8 March 2017, both to help raise the profile of apprenticeships within the NHS, and to recognise our own apprentices and their contribution to our organisation.

Recruitment event

Monday 20 March 2017 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Academic Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital

On Monday 20 March we are holding a recruitment event, where potential applicants for young apprenticeships are welcome to meet different teams from across the Trust, and some of our current apprentices, to find out about the roles available from September 2017.

If you are thinking about what to do after GCSEs, come along and see what we can offer.

For further details please,


Picture: our apprenticeship team is waiting to hear from you. Claire Wardle, Marie Huffey, Aileen Costar, Kate Hiles and Fiona Voss.