The introduction of an apprenticeship programme was an ideal tool to provide development opportunities and improve quality and productivity to Bands 1-4 staff. Junior staff are trained the “Aintree Way” and supported in their journey to progress to senior roles.
The Trust’s learning and development team uses feedback to continually adapt and improve programmes. Over the years, this has led to the introduction of additional short courses, access to coaches and flexibility of delivery sessions and training to adapt to the needs of learners and their department.
Tangible business benefits have been seen following the introduction of the apprenticeships. These include:
Introducing these apprenticeships has:
From this programme, Aintree has been able to grow their nurses. 30% of healthcare assistant apprentices work on the Aintree wards. Most staff live in the local community that they serve and understand the needs of their patients. Apprentices complete short courses to improve their understanding of how to care for patients in a range of areas including end of life care.
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