NHS estates apprentices recognised with awards

Talented young NHS estates apprentices from across the region were recognised for their efforts at an awards evening.

Every year the Northern and Yorkshire NHS Assessment Centre’s estates apprenticeship programme holds an event to celebrate its apprentices, sponsored by IHEEM and Hefma.

All apprentices were presented with certificates, including several from North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, at the event at the Radisson Blu hotel by Durham’s riverside recently.

The programme was set up by Bill Murray OBE in 1974 as a way of providing training in engineering, electronics, plumbing and joinery.

Bill was chief executive at what was formerly known as the South Tees Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

Regional training and development manager Eileen Bayles said: “These young men are among the best young apprentices in the region. I have no doubt at all that they will go on to have a major role in keeping our NHS buildings, all the water, electrical and heating systems, joinery – and all of the complex medical equipment found in the modern hospital – well maintained and safe for patients and the staff providing care.

“The scheme is successful because the apprentices know that if they work hard and are dedicated then they will have a fantastic career to look forward to in the NHS. The rewards are huge.

“Every year we see these young apprentices develop and progress. It’s an absolute pleasure and privilege for everyone in the assessment centre to be a part of that.”

apprentice-winnersSix apprentices were awarded with trophies. They were:

  • Mark Herron – Special Award cup
  • Dan Munroe – Hefma Apprenticeship of the Year
  • Philip McGuire – 4th Year Apprentice of the Year
  • Adam Ross – 3rd Year Apprentice of the Year
  • Nathan Hill – 2nd Year Apprentice of the Year
  • Callum Young – 1st Year Apprentice of the Year

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