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Inverclyde Royal Hospital welcomes local high schools as part of Modern Apprentice Week

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Young people in Inverclyde were last week given a taster of more than 300 career opportunities available to them with us

A ‘Meet the Apprentice’ event was held at the Inverclyde Royal Hospital (IRH) for high school pupils to meet current Modern Apprentices (MAs). 

Pupils met MAs in the audiology department where they were given a demonstration of making a mould for a hearing aid as well as a tour of the physiotherapy service. 

They also had the chance to get involved in some hands on activities, Q&A session and a tour of the estates department. 

As well as the hospital visit, a member of our employability team took part in an event held at Greenock Town Hall to raise awareness of the Board as an employer in Inverclyde.

More than 400 young people attended the event from local schools to further explore possible careers open to them in the area. The Board’s representative spoke with pupils to give them information on careers both in healthcare and a range of other disciplines.

Our Director of Human Resources & Organisational Development, Anne MacPherson, said: “It was very encouraging to see so many young people visit the IRH and come along to speak with our team member at the careers event in Greenock Town Hall.

“As a Board, we recognise the many talents that young people can bring to our workforce and the benefits this has for our organisation. 

“Offering young people in Inverclyde the opportunity to train in a skill that could shape their future is a role we’re very proud of. 

“Our MA programme provides a well respected foothold on the employment ladder and a chance for young people to develop a career with Scotland’s largest health board.”

The MA programme gives young people access to high quality training and nationally recognised qualifications. Apprenticeships have proven to be an extremely successful tool in attracting, training and retaining new employees across hospital, community and corporate services. 

Successful applicants will receive on the job training and work towards qualifications in business and administration, accounting, health and safety, healthcare support, engineering, plumbing, pharmacy services, and procurement.  

To learn more about MA opportunities with the Board, please visit: www.nhsggc.org.uk/MA

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