Musgrove Apprentice wins regional Apprenticeship award - 05 March 2014

Musgrove Apprentice wins regional Apprenticeship award - 05 March 2014
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Christina, who works for the outpatients department on the Choose and Book system, was announced as the winner at a special awards ceremony, held by Health Education South West, at Lyngford House in Taunton on Monday evening, 3rd March, 2014.

Christina was nominated by her manager, Chloe Cowley, for her excellent work in the department and, in particular, for how she has become an excellent trainer to new team members helping them to learn new systems by designing and producing a range of ‘how to’ guides.The awards acknowledge the successes and achievements of dedicated 

and hardworking apprentices across the South West.
In nominating Christina, Chloe Cowley said: “Chrissie has been a wonderful asset to the team and is worth her weight in gold, she has gone well above and beyond what has been required of her in her apprentice role.”
Speaking about her win Christina said: “I was very pleased to win as it’s nice to feel that all the effort I’ve made has been recognised and appreciated.
“I have really valued the apprenticeship scheme as it has enabled me to move into an area of work I was interested in, as well as enabling me to develop myself. As a result, I have been given more responsibilities and my role has expanded which has been a really good experience for me.”
Christina joined Musgrove Park Hospital as an apprentice through a scheme the hospital runs with Richard Huish College in Taunton.
Through the partnership with Richard Huish College, Musgrove has many apprentices working in a range of admin and support roles right across the hospital.
Chairman, Rosalinde Wyke, said: “I am delighted that Christina has won this award and that her hard work and dedication has been recognised, both within the hospital and regionally.
“Our apprenticeship scheme and links with Richard Huish College have been of real benefit to Musgrove in terms of finding talented people to work at Musgrove and train with us. Our apprentices carry out some really fantastic work, many of whom, I am sure, will become our high flyers of the future.”
The South West Healthcare Apprenticeship Awards 2014 marked the start of National Apprenticeship Week, which runs until 7th March 2014. The week raises awareness of the benefits of apprentices to organisations.
Pictured from left to right are: Apprentice Christina Branfield with Musgrove Chairman, Rosalinde Wyke.