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Award-winning programme celebrates National Apprenticeship Week

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Published by Sophie Middleton for Sanctuary Housing Association in Housing and also in Education

Sanctuary Housing Apprentice, Hannah Hammond Sanctuary Housing Apprentice, Hannah Hammond

Sanctuary Housing, part of Sanctuary Group, is celebrating National Apprenticeship Week by giving one of their employees the opportunity to experience an exciting new work placement in Felixstowe.

Twenty-year-old Hannah Hammond, who joined Sanctuary back in July 2013 to complete level 2 Housing Apprenticeship, jumped at the chance to experience a day as a care worker at a local Sanctuary Supported Living scheme.

Hannah will experience a hands-on approach to life at Montague Road Nursing Home, a supported living scheme which cares for adults with mental health needs. Deputy manager Beverley Farnish will be providing a real-life agenda for the day, which consists of a range of duties – from organising administrative tasks and getting stuck into activities with residents to meeting all the teams behind the scenes and gaining management experience.

Hannah Hammond said: “I was really excited to help Sanctuary promote apprentice opportunities for National Apprenticeships Week, whilst widening my own skills within the Group.

“I was very keen to work within a supported scheme as I thoroughly enjoy working with residents and I’m very happy to have the opportunity to see what other services we offer.”

Sanctuary’s Beverley Farnish added: “It’s fantastic that we were able to get involved in this year’s National Apprenticeships Week, as it recognises that apprenticeships help people like Hannah to find direction and nurture talent in a range of industries.”   

Established in 2007, Sanctuary’s nationwide apprenticeship programme offers roles in a range of business areas including finance, IT, business administration, health, social care, housing, maintenance operations and horticulture. The national programme has recently been named by The Guardian, in partnership with City & Guilds, as a Top 100 Apprentice employer for the second year running.

Apprentices benefit from on-the-job training and receive support to work towards nationally recognised qualifications allowing them to earn while they learn.

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