Trust rewards top young NHS apprentices

The winners pictured with their trophies.
The winners pictured with their trophies.

Talented NHS estates apprentices have been recognised for their efforts.

The Northern and Yorkshire NHS Assessment Centre’s estates apprenticeship programme holds an event annually to celebrate its apprentices, sponsored by IHEEM and Hefma.

Winners - including several from North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust - received certificates at the Radisson Blu hotel in Durham City.

The programme was set up in 1974 as a way of providing training in engineering, electronics, plumbing and joinery.

Regional training and development manager Eileen Bayles said: “These young men are among the best young apprentices in the region.

“I have no doubt at all that they will go on to have a major role in keeping our NHS buildings, all the water, electrical and heating systems, joinery – and all of the complex medical equipment found in the modern hospital – well-maintained and safe for patients and the staff providing care.”

Six apprentices were awarded with trophies. They were:

• Mark Herron who received the Special Award cup.

• Dan Munroe - Hefma Apprenticeship of the Year.

• Philip McGuire who was honoured as the fourth year Apprentice of the Year.

• Adam Ross - third year Apprentice of the Year.

• Nathan Hill – second year Apprentice of the Year.

• Callum Young - first year Apprentice of the Year.