WNSC Health and Social Care Star Apprentice – Ann Griffiths

Oswestry, United Kingdom, March 12, 2015 --(PR.com)-- It’s National Apprenticeship Week this week and to celebrate the achievements of Apprentices, Walford and North Shropshire College (WNSC) has chosen a Star Apprentice for each curriculum area the College has apprentices working in.

Ann Griffiths is 37 and is completing her Level 2 Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care, Ann has worked in care for the last three years, and has enjoyed doing the Apprenticeship commenting "I have really enjoyed the knowledge side; it has helped me with my job role. The main benefits are learning and working at the same time, and having benefits of theory and practical which is ideal for my job."

Ann commented on the further training she has gone on to do since starting her Apprenticeship, saying "Since I started my Apprenticeship, I have done First Aid Training; Manual Handling Training, I am hoping to progress onto a Level 3 Apprenticeship very soon."

Ann also commented on the support she has been getting from her assessor, Rita Clarke, "Rita has been fantastic, any problems I have, she has always helped me with them. I only need to get in touch with her and she is willing to meet me and discuss things, she breaks things down step-by-step, so I can understand things better, I would encourage anyone any age to do an apprenticeship, your never too old."

Health and Social Care Apprenticeships are available at Level 2, 3 and 5. Small businesses can access a £1500 grant via the College for taking on an apprentice for the duration of their study.

If you are an employer who could offer an apprentice a job, or if you would like to apply for an apprenticeship, you can find out more by contacting Lucy Bowen, Work-based Learning Manager on 01691 688038 or email l.bowen@wnsc.ac.uk.
Walford & North Shropshire College
Lucy Evans
01691 688039