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Apprenticeship ambassadors celebrate success at the L&D

6 March 2017

It’s National Apprenticeship Week and the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital (L&D) is celebrating the success of staff who have achieved apprenticeship qualifications.

A lunch was held recently for twenty members of staff to mark their success in achieving Advanced and Higher Level Apprenticeships in Business and Professional Administration, and the Chartered Institute of Leadership and Management’s (CMI) Diploma in Management and Leadership.

Deputy Chair of the L&D, Alison Clarke, who presented the staff with their certificates, said: “Undertaking an apprenticeship while combining a challenging workload with study is not easy, but the staff who attended the celebratory lunch all felt that their studies had been extremely worthwhile, both personally and professionally.

“Naturally proud of their achievements, they also said that they had gained more confidence in their leaderships skills and were better able to delegate and prioritise their workloads to achieve one of the L & D’s values of placing the patient first.

She continued, “At the L & D, there is a strong ethos of providing professional development opportunities, and apprenticeships provide ideal frameworks to enhance the skills, knowledge and expertise of our staff.”

As the largest employer in Luton, The L & D needs the right people to make sure it is able to provide the highest quality service to the local community and is keen to recruit new apprentices to join the Trust. There are lots of apprenticeships on offer, in roles that don’t always involve working on the wards, or with patients. These include business administration, pharmacy, pathology, finance, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering.

If you are interested in an apprenticeship at the L&D visit

Current opportunities include an apprenticeship in Business Administration.

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