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A shining example Apprentice!

18th. December 2018

Allen Edwards, the Trust’s Training Advisor, said “Recently, the Apprenticeship structure has undergone changes, with one of the biggest being the introduction of the EPA. Instead of the learner being assessed continually throughout their course, EPAs are used to test, at completion, whether the apprentice has gained the skills, knowledge and behaviours specified. The individual is then graded against their performance. EPAs can be undertaken in a variety of ways such as, tests, exams, professional discussions or observations”

 

“I’d like to say huge congratulations to Sophie on her achievement. Her results are excellent and a real recognition of the hard work she has put in, as well as recognition of the support by her managers”

Sophie Donnelly, the recipient of last year’s Apprentice of The Year Award at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust’s Celebration of Achievement Awards, is reaping the benefits of the dedication and hard work she put into her Level 3 Business and Administration apprenticeship through SBC Training.

 

After achieving distinction grades across the board, Sophie was offered a permanent job in the Hand and Upper Limb Unit at the Trust, the same department in which she gained her work experience during her apprenticeship.

 

Not only that, she was the first learner to undertake an end-point assessment (EPA) for both SBC Training and the Trust. Sophie was also one of the first people nationally to undergo this new type of assessment as part of the reformed Apprenticeship Programme.

Very well done Sophie, Allen Edwards and the team at the Trust and all at SBC Training.

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