The Cardiff and Vale Apprenticeship Academy is pledging investment into the workforce of the future by offering apprenticeships across the health board
The development of our current and future workforce is a core part of our Shaping Our Future Wellbeing Strategy. Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (CAV UHB) is offering apprenticeships across the health board as part of the Cardiff and Vale Apprenticeship Academy, supporting young adults with excellent opportunities to gain qualifications as they earn, grow their skill set and build confidence to take the next steps forward on their employment journey.
Offering employment opportunities all over the UHB, from estates to administration, these apprenticeships are a spring board that will help to shape the future face of Wales’ capable, passionate and motivated workforce.
Transformation in Action
CAV UHB has joined a partnership of employers making a pledge to The Cardiff Commitment, a local authority initiative that connects young people to work opportunities throughout the area. As well as supporting the initiative by providing a number of placements over the next three years, CAV UHB is also committed to raising awareness in schools about the opportunities available within the health system, whilst also ensuring that young people have a voice in future service redesigns.
And it’s not just young people who are benefiting from apprenticeships; upskilling opportunities are available to staff across UHW subject to application, regardless of age or experience (find out more here).
Stacey Bann started her career with Cardiff and Vale UHB in May 2016 as an Apprentice Receptionist in the Media Resources Centre. After being given the opportunity to study alongside her new role, she was able to complete a Business Administration Apprenticeship.
“I found the vacancy on the Careers Wales website and couldn’t believe that there was a way to gain a qualification whilst being paid. My role involved greeting patients at the front desk, answering the phone and booking work in on our database.
“After finishing the NVQ in July 2017, I applied for and was successful in getting a part-time Administration Assistant role within the department. I think my apprenticeship was very valuable in securing my promotion. I am currently completing the Business Administration Level 3 NVQ as I know this will really help me with progression in the future.”