The achievements of Kira Rosser and Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust at the CACHE Apprentice of the Year Awards 2015, were celebrated at an event at Barnsley College’s Zest Restaurant on Monday 22 June.

The awards celebrated the achievements of apprentices and employers within the Care, Health and Education sectors.

Kira Rosser, winner of the Apprentice of the Year Award said: “Initially I wanted to work in Criminology, but after a stay in hospital following a car crash, a burst appendix and a kidney infection, I realised my heart was caring for people. Now, I’m aiming to be a nurse.

My Level 2 Clinical Healthcare apprenticeship has provided me with opportunities to gain skills across the whole surgery. I’m passionate about learning and I’m driven to succeed. I’d like to thank my colleagues at the Kakoty Practice for making me part of the team and providing me with the opportunities to develop. Now I’m employed as a Healthcare Assistant, I’m hoping that I can continue to develop my skills and use my apprenticeship as a platform to becoming a nurse. I’m extremely proud to be named Apprentice of the Year.”

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust won the runner up Employer of the Year award.

Colin Booth, Principal of Barnsley College, said: “It’s a fantastic achievement that our apprentices and employers have been so successful at these national awards. Kira demonstrates the ethos of learning, absorbing all that is going on around her and she has grown to become a competent practitioner and an essential member of the Kakoty Practice’s team.

The Calderdale and NHS Foundation Trust have developed an innovative approach to their apprenticeship delivery which works. With 100% of their apprentices completing their programme and progressing into jobs or further training, they should be immensely proud of their achievements.”

Barnsley College would like to congratulate Kira and all involved in the apprenticeship programme at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust on their achievements.

Last updated: 12th August 2015

Originally posted on: 12th August 2015

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