Stephanie Nicholson, Business Development Co-ordinator
with Apprentices from Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals Trust.
College and NHS Partnerships
Susan Errington, Executive Director of Business Development
(centre) with staff from Derwentside College and County
Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust, with a new intake
of Apprentices for Clinical Healthcare and Administration.
The College’s excellent and well-established partnership with County Durham and Darlington
NHS Foundation Trust continues to go from strength to strength. To date 350 apprentices have
been trained in a diverse range of areas, and over 100 brand new jobs have been created for
young people aged 16-24.
As a result of this success, this
has led to the growth of further
NHS Trust Partnerships with the
College now working with further
NHS Foundation Trusts across the
region. This will see many more
existing staff upskilling through
apprenticeships as well as the
creation of new jobs.
Derwentside College has an innovative approach to employer engagement
which has led to the development of significant growth in apprenticeships.
The College is one of the largest and most successful providers of
apprenticeships in the Country and in 2015-16, the College worked with
1,193 employers and had 6,205 apprentices.