Barnsley College Vice Principal Phil Briscoe with Barnsley Hospital staff on the Neonatal ward.

Barnsley College Vice Principal Phil Briscoe with Barnsley Hospital staff on the Neonatal ward.

A Vice Principal from Barnsley College celebrated 70 years of the NHS by going back to the floor at Barnsley Hospital.

Phil Briscoe, Vice Principal of Quality and Student Experience at the College, spent the afternoon touring the wards, visiting staff and learning what vital work is done throughout the hospital. During his visit he was able to speak with past and present College students working within the hospital and find out how their studies and apprenticeships have enabled them to progress within the NHS.

After touring the facilities, Phil had the opportunity to meet with Theresa Rastall, Head of Learning and Development at Barnsley Hospital, to discuss the positive impact apprentices have on the hospital’s workforce.

“I feel proud that the College works with employers like the hospital to provide such vital services.”

Phil said: “Seeing the work Barnsley Hospital does on a daily basis was a really inspiring experience. I feel proud that the College works with employers like the hospital to provide such vital services. I was really taken aback by the apprentices we have training at the hospital and was greatly impressed with their positivity and dedication to their roles. As 70 years of the NHS is marked, it is important that we reflect on the service and admire the hard work and commitment that the employees demonstrate.”

Barnsley College currently has 42 students enrolled in apprenticeships at Barnsley Hospital in many different roles across the healthcare service.

For more information about the range of apprenticeships available at Barnsley College, contact the Information Team on 01226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk.

Last updated: 23rd July 2018

Originally posted on: 23rd July 2018