East Surrey Hospital is celebrating home-grown talent and has hired two of its apprentices Aaron Bailey and Chloe McHale who say they could not have been happier to be part of the team.
Aaron, 21, from Sanderstead who has started his new role in administration said: “The support from my team has been great and made the experience wonderful – I thank them all. I am now looking forward to combining part-time work at the hospital with my plans to start university later this year.”
Chloe, 17, from Hooley who started her new role in January, is delighted to have been offered a permanent, full-time post within the patient waiting list team. She said: “Completing my apprenticeship has been brilliant and I have learnt so much including customer service skills which will prove very useful in my new role.”
Janet Miller, deputy HR director at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, which runs the hospital, praised their dedication and enthusiasm. She said, “Both Aaron and Chloe have successfully completed their level two, 12 month apprenticeships in business administration and these skills will be put to good use in their new roles.
“We are very proud of them and they have shown real talent within their roles. Their success stories are demonstrative of the real value of apprenticeships and we are currently working on a programme to roll out trust-wide this year to provide a range of opportunities. Anyone who is looking for a fantastic opportunity to learn new skills and launch their career may wish to consider applying.”
Anyone who is looking for an opportunity to launch a new career may be interested in applying for one of two pharmacy assistant (level 2) apprenticeships which lead to a diploma in pharmacy services and a future opportunity to train as a pharmacy technician.
To find out more about these and other apprenticeship opportunities at the Trust please visit our website at www.surreyandsussex.nhs.uk/ working-for-us/apprenticeship/