Within Somerset there is an acute need for trained nurses in health and social care services, arising from a combination of an ageing workforce, the demise of nursing bursaries, a dearth of university provision and the migration of young people. The demand for social worker vacancies also remains high, but with fewer graduates entering social work training. The answer to improving the quality of care is in creating unpresented opportunities within the community for learning, training and career progression through Health & Social Care Apprenticeships.
Why take on a Health & Social Care Apprentice with BTC?
Somerset is currently experiencing an upsurge in commercial activity and inward investment. A key priority for BTC is the creation of high quality, accessible curriculum that addresses the workforce demands of regional priority sectors such as healthcare. In conjunction with this, BTC has successfully built unique collaborative employer partnerships with the local NHS trusts and care providers to future safeguard the aspirational workforce within integrated health and social care.
The College is a fully integrated stakeholder in health and social care workforce development locally, working to shape nursing provision in Somerset. It is a trusted partner and advisor in this sector, which is an exceptional achievement in a highly competitive and fast-changing marketplace.
Our industry skills training and tailored pathways are designed in consultation with employers, resulting in well-established Apprenticeship programmes that aim to grow and nurture existing or new talent. Our Apprenticeships develop skills and leadership abilities that enables employees to carry out more complex tasks to manage, lead and inspire others in their role.
Meet the team:
Apprenticeship Recruitment Advisor – Emma Horgan
Business Development & Sales Advisor – Sonia Harney
Curriculum Manager – Elizabeth Scott-Walter
Specialist Trainer/Assessors – Alexandra Holloway, Cathy Holloway, Jumoke Fagbohun, Lucy McKay, Pamela Reakes, Rachel Gathercole, Rachel Tilling
How else can we help?
Although your business may belong primarily to the care sector, that’s unlikely to be its sole focus – you’ll probably have an accounts department, a delivery function, marketing, general admin and customer service – the list is endless.
Increasing the productivity and efficiency of any of these areas could have a really positive impact on profitability, and an Apprenticeship programme is a really cost-effective way of doing that.
We offer a variety of different training solutions to support you with your business and our team will tailor your training requirements to your business needs.