Apprenticeship Week 2024 | News and events


Apprenticeship Week 2024

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This week, 5 February to 11 February, is National Apprenticeship Week. We are proud to support apprenticeships in the NHS, and will be spending this week highlighting some of the great opportunities that apprenticeships within the health and care sector can offer.

Apprenticeships are an excellent opportunity to earn, gain work experience and achieve nationally recognised qualifications at the same time, whilst providing routes into a wide variety of careers and sectors within the NHS. They are also a crucial part of the NHS Long Term Workforce Plan, which aims to triple the number being trained by 2030.


Professor Mark Radford, Director of Long Term Workforce Plan Delivery and Education, and Deputy Chief Nursing Officer at NHS England, said: “Apprentices are at the heart of our Long Term Workforce Plan, to put staffing on a sustainable footing and improve patient care.

He continued “Apprenticeships are a fantastic tool, not only to attract new talent to the NHS but also to develop the skills of the existing workforce.”


And, Health Minister Andrew Stephenson said: “I am delighted to see the NHS has emerged as the country’s top trainer of apprentices – with over 20,000 starting last year – showing just how many people continue to value a career in the health service.”


Across the Integrated Care System (ICS) we are proud to employ apprentices, giving talented people the opportunity to gain experience in the health and care sector whilst allowing our partnership to benefit from their ideas and contributions - helping us to build and grow our health and care team.


Jenny, Marketing Assistant Apprentice at NHS Cambridgeshire & Peterborough ICB, part of the ICS said: "After recently passing and achieving a merit in my Level 3 Marketing Assistant Apprenticeship with the ICS, I would highly recommend an apprenticeship to anyone who is looking to gain another qualification and experience at the same time. 

Jenny added: “It's a great introduction to the health and care sector where I have been supported and guided throughout, and as a result, I am now working towards my Level 4 PR & Communications apprenticeship.”


To encourage future apprentices to find out more, our Workforce Team are busy speaking to those interested in becoming apprenticeships across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough throughout the week. Keep an eye on our social media to find out where they are this week.

If you are thinking about a career in health and social care, an apprenticeship could be a great fit for you. Visit to find out more about apprenticeships in health and care.

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