The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is inviting people of all ages to a special careers fair on Tuesday 6 February. The event will showcase the array of apprenticeship options available at the Trust, providing insight into future career choices.
Apprenticeships offer the opportunity to earn a competitive salary whilst achieving qualifications, combining structured learning with practical experience in the workplace. Qualifications range from GCSE equivalent to Master’s degree level, supporting people at all stages of their career.
Lisa Denning, Associate Director of People Development & Education at the Royal Devon said: “Apprenticeships allow the Royal Devon to invest, grow and develop our colleagues to gain a recognised qualification. Colleagues apply their knowledge in their roles which enhances the service we provide to patients.”
Currently, more than 500 Royal Devon colleagues are completing an apprenticeship across a diverse range of professions. This includes roles in IT, HR, administration, and leadership development along with positions such as healthcare support workers, nursing associates, occupational therapists, radiographers, and pharmacy technicians.
Sarah Rogers, Healthcare Support Worker at the Royal Devon said: “As a mature learner, the thought of returning to studying was quite daunting but I was well supported throughout. The combination of on-the-job learning and formal study has given me a thorough understanding of my new role. I would encourage anyone who is considering a later life career change to consider an apprenticeship - your life experience and existing transferable skills can only enhance your new career.”
The Royal Devon’s Learning and Development team will be joined by Exeter College, the National Careers Service, the University of Exeter and the University of Plymouth who will be on hand to answer any questions about studying for an apprenticeship.
The Royal Devon Apprenticeship Careers Fair will be in the RILD building, seminar room 1, RD&E (Wonford), Barrack Rd, Exeter, EX2 5DWon Tuesday 6 February from 2pm-5pm.